101 things that won't grow in containers

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Post: #79147 contadina
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:58 pm

It's very common here in Puglia to recycle old fridges as raised beds. We've wombled several from the bins and they've, so far produced peppers, carrots, cabbages, peppers, beetroot, chillies, tomatoes and gigantic basil and parsley. Come spring I'm going to try and grow asparagus from seed in one. They can easily be disguised by placing a few pot plants in front them.

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Post: #79739 QuakerBear
Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:22 am

Mr. QB's not having much luck with his bananas in pots in his office. Other people's are growing though (the office were given a load of seadlings). It might be Mr. QB or it might be that they need more space then a pot can give after a while.
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Post: #79770 snapdragon
Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:13 pm

contadina wrote:It's very common here in Puglia to recycle old fridges as raised beds. We've wombled several from the bins and they've, so far produced peppers, carrots, cabbages, peppers, beetroot, chillies, tomatoes and gigantic basil and parsley. Come spring I'm going to try and grow asparagus from seed in one. They can easily be disguised by placing a few pot plants in front them.


woo now That's a big container :mrgreen: and keep roots cool/unfrozen too I should think. hmmm now do I have room in the back yard :dontknow: :happy3:
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Post: #79781 ina
Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:43 am

QuakerBear wrote:Mr. QB's not having much luck with his bananas in pots in his office. Other people's are growing though (the office were given a load of seadlings). It might be Mr. QB or it might be that they need more space then a pot can give after a while.


Bananas get very big, given the chance...
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