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I haven't got a very large garden, so anything I grow will be in pots, I'm thinking salad leaves, carrots and radishes and maybe some herbs chives etc. I don't like tomatoes.

Had anyone successful grown these from seed? & is there anything else you would recommend.I am a complete novice Image

beccatavender
20 days ago
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lynneh
lynneh20 days ago

Strawb. I know not veg but i done it in nursery when volunteering a parent helper task

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Golfforall
Golfforall20 days ago

Got to think about bang for your buck . Carrots are always very cheap in the shops , so not worth it IMO. Chillies can be grown in pots (pick how hot you want them ) . Lettuce and radish grow very quickly and can be grown in succession in the same pot . Herbs far better in a pot as some (notably mint ) can take over your garden ! Even a window sill pot will do for these and will give your kitchen a nice aroma . Posted this a while ago https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/deals/strawberry-herb-terracotta-windowsill-planter-east2eden-amazon-free-pp not much bigger than a big kettle but ideal for herbs .

Cucumbers , they are easy but really need support - an 18" pot with an obelisk support is how I do mine .

My tomatoes , strawbs , chillies and sweet peas are already on the way in their seed trays .

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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20 days ago

Thank you for the advice, I hadn't taken into account the price of buying as opposed to growing 🙂

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Golfforall
Golfforall20 days ago

beccatavender I used to do spuds in sacks , spent £s on compost and fertiliser months nurturing them then ended up with about £2 worth of spuds !

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RichardDoolin
RichardDoolin20 days ago

Tomatoes, onions, elephant garlic, spinach, runner beans and pumpkins or marrows. Berries like logan and blackcurrants.

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Bossclaz
Bossclaz20 days ago

Not much of a vegetable but cress is really easy even kids can do it and nice in a sandwich

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock20 days ago

For large pots I find climbing French beans are good. You can also get dwarf forms of courgette too.

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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE20 days ago

toms, courgettes, french beans, mixed salad leaves and leeks all work well for me.

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neo1
neo120 days ago

Tomatoes are easy to grow from seed. I grow mine from seeds saved from Tescos Cherry toms, i just scoop them out separate them a little and cover lightly with compost, in about 5 days you'll have loads of Tomatoes to prick out

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hspexy
hspexy20 days ago

My beets have managed to grow successfully, wind, rain or shine. They’re quite hardy. Even the squirrels don’t seem to be interested in digging them up (everything else, they destroy)

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rls
rls20 days ago

I grew Tomatoes and runner beans last year. This year i think I deserve a guest segment alongside Monty Don because I now consider myself a professional, or a farmer as I grew crops

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kfe202
kfe20220 days ago

We've had some success with potatoes and you don't need to buy seeds to try growing these. Take a potato, cut it into quarters and plant each of the quarters separately. The result will be up to 4 potato plants.

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dawarwick
dawarwick17 days ago

If you want to start early now is the time to get some broad beans in. They are nice and easy to grow and germinate quickly. Lots of advice online.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap17 days ago

I know this is opposite but I found sweet corn the hardest to grow. I tried it kept attracting bugs

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dawarwick
dawarwick15 days ago

Imnotcheap they must have had a ‘sweet’ tooth 😉

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap15 days ago
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boepeep
boepeep14 days ago

Garlic! 😍

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Mango4
Mango414 days ago

Runner Beans as they are usually quite expensive in the shops even when in season. They can be grown easy enough in large pots as long as you have some bamboo sticks as supports. You can also buy dwarf ones that can be grown in pots.

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