Posted: 11/04/2013 at 23:51
Don't forget the fruits... I grow tomatoes with my strawberries in an old round washing up bowl - holes in bottom for drainage and hung up in a lilac tree. Also grow with nasturtiums, (I can't spell that either) and have had gr8 success with marrows in a 12" pot, need to feed regularly, I have bilberries in pots, and in a thin wedge of soil about 9" deep by 9" across, up against a east facing wall I have a peach, kiwi and cherry, plus summer green beans, oh and a passion fruit (also edible, but haven't had any fruit off that yet). Radish did so well, I don't like them anymore - I grew cucumber in a pot in a shed converted into a greenhouse and although spindly it cropped really well. Best thing about pots, if you have to you can move them and last year with all the rain, I kept taking them out of their trays in order to drain the water, also extended the season by dragging stuff into the shed! I also store home made compost in a dustbin, and if I have any surplus compost not in use elsewhere, I just bung some spuds that have chitted in the cupboard, and get a few extra for no cost, they would have gone on the compost anyway! I also grow strawberries in the cracks between the slabs on the patio, they sometimes get trodden on and then the birds eat them, but the presence of birds tends to keep the slugs and snails under control too.