John from north London.

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Talkback: Grow carrots in a container

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 05:44

Hi 'Pash'.


Talkback: Grow carrots in a container

Posted: 15/09/2012 at 12:00

Hello, and thanks Italophile and Passionate.

I did all that and still had a poor result. I purchased a rectangular 'Wicker' container and half filled it with 'Grow-Bag' soil. Placed in a sunny(ish) spot and the seeds were deep enough in the container in order to avoid carrot-fly and other 'enemies.' Planted in late April maybe we had too much rain and cool weather? They are still within the container, maybe we'll have lovely fresh carrots for Christmas lunch...!!!  

Thanks for you advice and help, I will 'take on board' everything you suggested again next year.

Talkback: Grow carrots in a container

Posted: 14/09/2012 at 22:10

Hi 'Dambuster.'

I had a similar problem with a cat, so I obtaied a cat-litter tray and placed it in the garden. The cat used that in preference to the garden soil.

Worth a try?


Talkback: Grow carrots in a container

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 18:29

I have grown from seed Radish - Carrots - Beetroot - and Spring Onions in my small

garden. The foliage grew strongly but with only a thin 'straddle' of root to show for my effort from each of the above.

My first attempt, never tried 'em before, what on earth did I do wrong?

Any 'help' most appreciated.

Have you seen one?????

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 18:52


I had ONE ladybird on my car yesterday.....none in the garden though..!!!

Talkback: Planting out tomatoes

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 20:28

Hello Italophile.

Thanks for the info on how Marigolds deter 'Root Knot Nematodes' - didn't know about that.

I'll now put more down near to my beetroot and radish, I did loose all my beetroot except for two plants.

Thanks a million.

Talkback: Planting out tomatoes

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 07:43
Hello to all of us growing tomatoes.

I find that by planting French Marigolds in close proximity to the plants they tend to prevent all types of infections to the plant.

Water frequently mainly during the evening and enjoy your results.

Tomato plants are 'hardy-little-critters' but they do need some help at times.

Hanging baskets

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 13:24

Hi Bookertoo.

I have one 12" basket and one 8" basket, no problems usually, but I do 'take your point.'

Hanging baskets

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 13:22

Hello Daintiness.

Yep, I agree, they can be a bit 'moody' at times. If you ensure that the lowered 'tape' is perfectly straight and then gently offer the basket up, it usualy stays up OK, same procedure when lowering.

I don't have too much of a problem....(most times.)  !!!  

Hanging baskets

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 04:42

My wife and I have purchased a small 'hook-on' unit which allows the basket to be lowered to about waist height.

After watering, the basket is then lifted to it's original position.

(Very useful to those of us 'of-age' who may find difficulty in reaching-up to a hanging basket for watering, adding flowers, etc.)

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