Posted: Yesterday at 10:41
I bought the proper root trainers, as David says those peat pots are not good.
They grow a very long tap root, especially if you grow them over winter, in a pot this root just curls round and round in the bottom of the pot, in a root trainer, this doesnt happen.
I have used the same root trainers for 3 years and they are still perfectly good, when the sweet peas come out, the beans go in, you do need to go careful with them, they look a bit fragile, maybe more suited for the ladies (oops sexist remark)
If you weigh up the cost, used twice a year I dont think they are expensive. I got mine from ebay.
Edited to add.. I find it makes no difference whether I grow them in the Autumn, the Spring sown ones caught up and they all bloomed together, so I am not bothering this year.
Its probably where I live because a lot of people see an advantage in Autumn sowing.