Addict - thanks, I usually grow morning glory and / or black eyed Susan in this planter( sorry bit early in morning for full names). Neither have done anyhing yet this year. Im pleased with the nastuertiums though.
birdy - I chop off the flowers when in bud on sone of my alchimilla and they stay much more reasonably sized.
Debra - great spuds! What do you mean about growing in a box - di you bury the box in soil to avoid spread or do you mean in a planter? Never grown potatoes or other veg.