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Growing in pots/containers

A group to share experiences in growing edibles in pots and other containers.

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Latest Activity: Nov 1, 2020

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Artichokes in Plant/Grow Bags

Started by Dianne Caswell. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Apr 17, 2017. 11 Replies

, Container GrowingI have 6 lovely Artichokes that I have to plant out. I have been growing them on since babies and they have been transferred into bigger pots but now need to be planted where I…Continue

Tags: Growing, Container

Growing Citrus in Containers

Started by Terry Layman Oct 22, 2016. 0 Replies

Found this article that might be some of you interested in. for the container, I…Continue

Dedicated container

Started by Rob Collings. Last reply by Lissa Mar 26, 2016. 11 Replies

A few weeks ago, I purchased a new trough container as an ode? to the new group. I filled it…Continue

Tags: spinach, eggplant, trough, Container

Jerusalem Artichokes in pots

Started by pat pierce. Last reply by Dianne Caswell Feb 19, 2016. 2 Replies

Last year I planted Jerusalem artichokes in pots for the first time. I am growing as many root knot nematode susceptible plants in pots as possible  over 2 years to eradicate the spread of this pest…Continue

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Comment by Elaine de Saxe on February 16, 2016 at 15:36

There is a companion group which might be of interest.

Major issue I've found with pots is drainage - i.e. too much drainage!

Although conventional pots have holes which could contact the ground, adding some extra microbes, worms and organic matter should be beneficial.


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