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What do I do now i have sown seeds

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I just planted my seeds directly into the pot I wanted the carrots to grow in. I grew chanteney variety which are a short variety. They just grew in the pot eventually, and I picked the carrots when I wanted them.

Jusr re potted

I have two pots of Chard

One large carrot pot

Strawberry plant

Let me tell you from experience, make sure the pot has plenty of growing room, or they may not be very impressive.

Plant out when feasible.

Carrots do not like to be moved


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Very organised! How many seeds are in the pot?

The plant I re poted plus thee more, I planning on planting oBlackBerry, potato and maybe gooseberry

Has anyone tried growing beans in pots or bags

Yes we do but really large pots. Start them off in small pots and then transplant.

What kind of soil do you use,I used all purpose.

We have stopped using peat based compost and seed compost. We buy good quality multi purpose peat free compost and sieve for seeds, add vermiculite or perlite for drainage and for carrots horticultural sand. Seeds should not be over watered and warm tap water is better than rain water from a water butt.

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Happyman4 in reply to Blackcat1M

I grow long beans most of the year in very large pots..I just put 4 or 5 beans in each pot and I train them to climb up onto the pergola..they do need feeding regularly.

What kind of beans

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Blackcat1M in reply to Happyman4

What type of soil did you use please,and could I use canes in a wigwam shape many thanks.

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Happyman4 in reply to Blackcat1M

I mainly use coconut husk compost and cow manure for feeding. But I also use any kind of soil that will drain well. Am doing some pots now with earth that is a bit sandy, so I will mix in some compost and cow manure..

Yes you can use canes, just in the same way as you use them with runner beans.

Sandy earth..
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Blackcat1M in reply to Happyman4

Many thanks for your information,and I will let you know how I go on.

Wow you are experienced

That's true Bluelady, very true 😊

What beans did father or runner? Going to buy some BlackBerrys and pop seeds in fridge first

Wow, you are good!

I’ve tried growing beans in pots but the plants get about 2 leafs on then get eaten by an unknown predator. Last year someone recommended planting them in hanging baskets so the slugs or mice or whoever’s eating my plants can’t get at them. I had one of those 3 tier shower caddy things and used that 🌱 The plants actually grew but didn’t produce any beans 🤔

Well I was surprised you had such a small pot. We grow carrots in large tubs or polystyrene boxes. They need room so you do need to thin out them as they grow (the thinnings are good in salad). Carrots like a sandy soil otherwise they grow in funny shapes. Growing in containers means you can lift them up to avoid the carrot root fly which despite it's name doesn't fly well.

How and what type of tubes

If you live near a restaurant or pub it's worth asking if they get meat delivered in polystyrene boxes. We discovered that our local pub was throwing these away. They are about 16 inches deep and 24 inches wide. You need to make holes in the bottom for drainage. Another option is to use plastic storage boxes, available cheaply from discount shops.

What difference between storage boxes and a large pot? Also should I keep pot indoors until summer

Large pots will look nice but you want at least one 16 inches across and very expensive from garden centres. The plastic storage boxes are available from such as Yorkshire Trading, B&M etc. Don't know where you live but presuming UK. They would need shelter from the worst weather until about April (also plant seeds at that time.) Carrots once grown will stand quite happily in the soil into winter, still pulling ours.

Is a polytunnel a good investment

If you have room (I haven’t) polytunnels are great but beware if you are in areas of strong winds. We invested in a cedar greenhouse, not as big a tunnel but looks lovely in the garden. We also have good plastic cloches to cover early plantings. Will try add photo

Daylight photo of greenhouse


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