Posted: 12/04/2013 at 10:39
Potatoes in bags are very successful for me, so easy to earth up and get lovely clean crops too. Have even kept a bag in an unheated greenhouse to use at Christmas. The 'used' compost goes on the veg beds and rest of garden. Have also grown carrots in large pots, usually the small round carrots and they have come through the awful winter this year. Grow runner and climbing beans in an old 'muck bucket' which had badly cracked with age. If you choose varieties with interesting coloured flowers and maybe include a couple of sweet peas you get a very pretty display. Salad leave do brilliantly, I suffer from flea beetles all over the garden and so cover pots of salad leaves so I have some to eat myself.