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I want to know if anyone ha been successful growing other veg in the green canvas bag that came free with potato two years ago. I would like to try some thing like courgettes but I am not sure they would do well in it.

Any thoughts please

Anniemarshy

Hi, last summer we used reusable bags from Morrisons (the plastic woven ones that cost 40p) as raised beds in the greenhouse and grew our chillies, tomatoes, peppers and aubergines in them.  It was very successful and at the end of the season I moved some of my herbs into them for the winter.   We have have fresh thyme and oregano all winter so far.

mollycatshirley

I tried this year after I harvested the new potatoes had courgettes squashes carrots  dwarf french beans and dwarf sweetcorn all grew but corgets and squashes were smaller than normal I dont think I fed them enough being in bags they are dependant on you more.I'm going to use a richer compost this year, the carrots and beans were a sucess I have onion sets in now   you can use them  for a couple of tomato plants as well . Watch out though the bags absorb heat and dry out quicker (not been much of a problem this year)

Matty2

A hint I read somewhere and it seems to have worked is put a J cloth in the bottom to cover the holes before compost, prevents some unwelcome visitors.

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flowering rose

you need to make sure there is good drainage.

Island gardener
Rosa carriola wrote (see)

A hint I read somewhere and it seems to have worked is put a J cloth in the bottom to cover the holes before compost, prevents some unwelcome visitors.

I put J cloths in the bottom of my troughs last year before planting up and when I emptied them out a few months later the J cloths had completely disappeared.  I suppose they do the job for a little while but not for long.  June

alandbailey

I have rhubarb crowns in two of my potato bags - they seem to do OK and the early variety is already through in January. They are kept on my patio.

Courgettes would be fine in potato grow bags just roll down the sides so the bags  aren't as deep and you won't need as much compost. I grow courgettes in flower buckets.

 

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