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08/05/2013 at 21:35

I've grown sugar snap peas in module trays and they're very ready to go out, however the raised bed they were supposed to go in isn't.

I'm struggling for pots but have lots of grow-bags.  Do sugar snaps need a decent root depth or could I get away with planting in grow-bags?  The beds are a good 4 weeks away....

09/05/2013 at 07:55

I'm sure it's possible, you'll have to think about how to support the peas though.

This link ( sorry, you'll have to copy and paste) gives some pointers as to how to increase the planting depth with growbags.

http://blogs.crocus.co.uk/kitchengarden/2011/06/18/the-growbag-chronicles-1-divide-and-conquer/

09/05/2013 at 08:01

I think grow bags are unsuitable.  Why is raised bed not available?  Can you interplant with whatever is currently there?

Failing this I would use pots....9 cm...and aim to get them planted asap

09/05/2013 at 08:25

This might be of interest too:

http://www.gardenguides.com/131759-peas-grow-bags.html

09/05/2013 at 09:12

Thanks all!  I'll take a look at the links.

Verdun - the raised bed isn't available as it's not built and I'm reliant on hubby's availability to get it done.  The other are finished but already planted up with parsnips, carrots, onions and garlic.  I was hoping the legumes bed would be ready by now, but there you go....

09/05/2013 at 15:42

lindsay, are they a dwarf variety or climbers?

09/05/2013 at 16:32

Definitely climbers....I think the variety is 'Delikett' or something similar?

09/05/2013 at 16:34

Actually I just googled it, and it says they're a dwarf variety!  It didn't say on the Suttons packaging how tall they grow, but they're limp and floppy like a climber?

09/05/2013 at 16:39

I've had dwarf varieties grow to 4' or more so that explains the lankiness. They'll be shallow-rooted so you could put them in containers. But they'll need support.

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