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Starting a container garden

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:01 pm
by jamesintayside
My garden is very small and laid to slabs (YUCK)

Can anyone suggest - what I can start growing in say the next week or so -

I want ideas for food items and yeah some flowers would be nice. Tips hints and suggestions welcome.



Re: Starting a container garden

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:18 pm
by diggernotdreamer
The weather is warming up, you could sow most things now and they would catch up quite well. You could grow some early potatoes, they mature within about 60-90 days. Tomato plants you might need to buy in. Sow under cover, courgettes, runner beans (there are dwarf types suited to pots), dwarf french beans, cut and come again salads can be sown every few weeks to ensure a constant supply, cucumber crystal lemon is suited to outdoor growing and will climb up trellis, tuscan black kale is a great green, small leaves suited for salad and then allowed to grow on will produce tasty leaves for stir fries and eventually flowering shoots, herbs of all sorts can be bought cheaply, some need good drainage, others like mint like wetter conditions, say outside the back door. Somewhere I have a picture of my old front garden which was a demonstration of what could be grown in a small space, will have to dig it out