Why not make use of the growing-bag to grow some great crops. The growing-bag is the perfect self contained veg-growing kit and a very cost effective method of container growing.
Growing-bags have long been used in greenhouses to grow tomatoes and cucumbers, so avoiding the use of border soil which can be asource of disease; but they are much more…
So, what’s a container? This depends on what crops you are growing, for example lettuce and salad leaves can be grown in quite shallow containers. A small trough 17cm (7in) deep and 30cm (12in) long would suffice for a few mixed cut and come again salad leaves.
Ideally, aim for atrough about 20cm (8in) wide, 60cm (2ft) long and at…
Beetroot is a bit of a favourite with many of us and so easy to grow too! If you don’t have a lot of space, they do well in pots. Containers should be about 22cm(9in) deep and 22cm(9in) wide. Fill with multipurpose compost and sow seeds thinly 2.5cm(1in) deep, April through to July. Water in and then water regularly, especially…
Ben Vanheem offers more inspiration for great hanging pots and containers. (Main photo: Pomona Fruits)
Make an upside-down planter
Home-made upside-down planters are an incredibly fun way to pack in more vegetables for very little effort and cost. The easiest way to make an upside-down planter is to drill planting hole/s into the bottoms and sides of large…
Don’t throw your compost bags away, you can use them for container growing, especially early potatoes….
Compost bags are ideal as containers for growing early potatoes. So here’s how to do it:
Roll the sides of each bag down half way.
Add multi-purpose compost to a depth of 15cm (6inches)
Plant one or two seed potatoes (first or second earlies)…
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