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Container potatoes and veg

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 16:51

Watched a couple of Monty's videos re growing spuds and shallots in containers....he had a bin for the spuds but just a metal bucket for the shallots. 

Has anyone tried the shallots like this? Was thinking of trying it with shallots and red onions, and maybe even parsnips, if I can get big enough buckets...any thoughts??

I take it the type of container doesn't matter as long as there are drainage holes in the bottom?


Veg Growing Plan

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 17:28

Thanks for all the replies folks.


Veg Growing Plan

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 18:30


After successfuuly growing tatties last year at first attempt, I am hooked on growing veg and fully expect all attempts from here on in to be just as successful. 

After reading countless guides, blogs and articles, I planned the following. Please advise if any of the following is clearly stupid: Proper Garlic cloves purchased, was going to sow next couple of days (I know its late, but stay in Glasgow and still have frosty mornings)......parsnips in large pots/buckets in March?.....Shallots/Red onions in soil, albeit the soil is clay and heavy, next couple of days?

What do you think folks, many thanks for any advice...



Weeping Rose

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 16:07

Many thanks folks



Posted: 15/10/2012 at 16:05

Thanks for all the replies folks



Posted: 14/10/2012 at 21:15


Weeping Rose

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 21:11

Thanks sotongeoff, its just that the garden is a mess and didnt want to plant it somewhere we subsequently didnt like....will give the bubble wrap a go I think


Thanks again

Weeping Rose

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 20:58


We have a weeping rose tree in a pot which we plan on planting out next year.....girl at the garden centre told us we dont need to hide it in the garage as long as we protect the pot over winter. Any ideas what we should use to protect the pot and do we need to cover the soil or the base of the tree? We have stopped feeding it but I take it the soil should be kept moist over winter? Should we prune it again now or wait until the Spring? Sorry for all the questions!!


Cosmos & Verbara

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 20:32 verbena are actually senetti !!! I think I actually made up the name of a new flower, Verbara!! Sorry!!


Posted: 14/10/2012 at 20:30

I have two Rosemary plants in my flower beds and use them for cooking, but I am not sure what to do with them over the winter. They have grown well and I dont want to lose them, albeit they are cheap to replace




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