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Can anyone suggest what mix of compost I will need to grow 5 french beans plants into a tub please.
Any reliable multi purpose will do the job-do not start just yet it- is a bit early still.
I wondered whether I need to mix some soil based compost with multi purpose, as beans need a lot of moisture. ie John inns No2 with multi purpose, maybe half and half, what do you think?
I have just put the seeds in pots in my greenhouse to start them off.
Sound good to me perhaps- JI no3 would be better-they do not like low temperatures hence my reason for saying hold off-with a bit of luck summer will arrive shortly and they will be fine.
I'm planning to grow dwarf french beans in containers this year. I usually grow the full size ones in the veg patch but I have run out of room.
The half & half loam and general purpose mixture is what I use for beans in tubs or other containers, with a good handful of vermiculite to help drainage - this has been sucessful for many years - however, it does not keep the slugs nor the sparrows away from them!!