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- 17-02-2017, 02:28 PM #1
What can you grow in guttering?
I've put some guttering up on a frame at the plot - the bottom one is rectangular and quite deep and I've planted strawberries in it. The other two are round and fairly shallow. I'm thinking perhaps but some wild flowers there but was wondering if there are any veg that would be able to cope with shallow soil conditions - lettuce I guess?
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- 17-02-2017, 02:50 PM #2Tuber
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Usually start some early peas in an old piece of plastic guttering.
Slide them out when about 2 inch high.
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- 17-02-2017, 03:54 PM #3
Radish, spring onions, cut and come again leaf and atlas carrots come to mind.......but thats my mind which is possibly not as capable as other people.I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. Thomas A. Edison
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- 17-02-2017, 04:23 PM #4
In addition to Lumpy's list, you could try baby turnips and possibly dwarf french beans - I've grown these in reasonably small pots hanging on a fence so I don't see why they shouldn't grow in guttering. You'd need to keep on top of the watering and feed them regularly. I'm going to try dwarf peas on my fence too, but my pots for those are a bit deeper than standard guttering.
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- 17-02-2017, 05:05 PM #5
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Well not strawberries.... I done this last year, even through I was advised not to by people who know better on this forum and I went and done it anyway, it was a disaster!!!
To arrogant for my own good!
So I've took them out and I will be growing asparagus peas in there this year.
You could grow cut and come again lettuce?If you want to view paradise
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- 17-02-2017, 05:18 PM #6
On my walk to the plot I go past a back garden where they've got strawberries growing successfully in the same sort of square guttering I'm using for mine so I'm optimistic.
Think spring onions and cut and come again leaf of some sort will be wort a shot. Thanks all'Bank of England Recovers from Swollen Chairman Unusualness'.
- 17-02-2017, 07:06 PM #7
Most successful thing I grow in my guttering is moss....
- 17-02-2017, 07:16 PM #8