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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 6:20 pm    Post subject: Container veg suggestions Reply with quote

My first post....
I have several pots and containers planted with potatoes, tomatoes, courgettes, cucumber, sweet pepper, carrot, chillis, spring onion and have already enjoyed our first lettuce leaves and radish. We've also got a couple of Strawberry varieties growing on well.
I'm keen to use up all available space and time so I'm wondering what can also be added. I'd appreciate any varieties that I can propogate now for late harvest, I'm thinking of beans and cabbages but I'm open to all suggestions.

One final question, I planted British Queen seed potatoes about a week ago again in large pots, I have several seeds left and reckon I have the rest of May left to plant them - is this true or will they last until a little later before planting as a later crop would be useful. They have already chitted.

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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is rather late now to plant potatoes to get any kind of a decent return. They may have sprouted and no doubt they will grow but they will not have sufficient time to produce a decent crop of tubers.
As for other crops, there is still time to sow main crop carrots leeks lettuce, cauliflower broccoli beetroot. it is too late to sow seeds of parsnips, brussels sprouts sweetcorn onions and celery, Peas and beans can still be sown. You can still sow seed of cabbages (summer autumn and winter). You can of course plant plants of Brussel sprouts and celery and sweetcorn.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Michael, I did wonder if I was pushing my luck with the potatoes.
I'll look at some dwarf beans that may do OK for a large container.
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