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    Welcome to the Vine Brian. If you've got an ASDA local to you, they give away black flower buckets which are brilliant for growing veg.
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    Re-reading your post you ask about lettuce in a grow bag, in my opinion that may be wasteful. I grow mine in bought containers some 15" x 6" x 6" with follow ups in modules, this way when I cut a lettuce I can immediatly pop in a replacement.

    As to toms I grow Sungold in black pots and tumbler in hanging baskets.

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    Love the wooden boxes, Colin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianm1973 View Post
    I'm trying to grow my own veggies for the first time, so i'm a complete novice.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated, so here goes with the silly questions!!

    I've got myself a small 4 tier plastic greenhouse, so far i've planted lettuce (iceberg) which have started quite well, courgettes which seem to be flying, sweetcorn which have started quite well, tomato's that haven't gone as well as i'd have hoped, although i do have some in the house that are doing ok. I've also got some carrots and onions in fairly big pots that i had from my brother who had planted from seed.

    My question is, what is the best way forward with these?

    I was thinking of putting the lettuce in a growbag, maybe 4 to a bag?
    Courgettes in a fairly big pot, 1 to a pot?
    Would the tomatoes work in a hanging basket?
    Sweetcorn in a growbag? How many would you plant to a bag?
    Should i leave the carrots in pots? They seem to be going quite well.
    The onion's look like weeds!! How should they look?

    Sorry for the long winded post, and silly questions, but i'd hate to lose everything now.
    Sounds like you are in a similar boat to me! Good luck with it all, sounds like you are off to a flying start. Love growing courgettes especially

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    Thanks to everyone that has replied, I wan't expecting such a good response in such a short time. I think i'm addicted to this site, the wife is fed up of me talking about veggies!! She'll be happy once they all grow.

    I will nip to Morrison's tomorrow to pick up some pots, the courgettes have to be moved quickly, they have really shot up since yesterday. Don't want them getting too big, they are only in small trays.

    My tomatoes in the house are in a small propagator, only 6" x 4" maybe, there are several seedlings growing in there, all about 1 1/2" tall, should I seperate these into individual pots? If so, how do I seperate them?

    How soon should I move the sweetcorn? They are currently about 2" tall.

    I will leave the lettuce until they are a bit bigger before I move them.

    I currently have my carrots and onions in seperate tubs, still in the small greenhouse, 3 to each pot. As mentioned in an earlier post, would I get away with planting more seeds of the other plant, ie carrots with the onions etc?

    Once again i'd like to thank everyone for there help so far.

    Brian

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    Thanks Florian, SWMBO loves pod peas so I had to do something to grow a few, with these boxes I get 50 plants to each box. Don't get many peas myself though LOL.

    I am growing Kelvedon Wonder and the plan this year is to start another 100 plants in thumb pots in early June in the hopes of replacing first lot with a second crop sometime in July. Well thats the plan?


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    Wow potstubsdustbins, you're plants look great as does your handywork on the planters!

    Welcome to the forum brianm1973. I have been bitten by the veg gardening this year too and also enjoy this site as a means to get my gardening 'fix' and also HEAPS of great information and inspiration. I'm growing everything in containers. Poundland have some nice albeit thin kinda 12x12 square planters. I had wanted Morrisons flower buckets since joining the forum and everyone mentioning them... well it was only a few days ago that my local store finally had them even though I'd been checking for them! I was so excited about pots it was kind of sad really! Then spent an enjoyable half hour talking over the fence to my next door neighbour piercing pots together. OOoo, they even had them in two different sizes!
    I am growing carrots and spring onions in rectangular planters about 2' long 12" wide, 12" deep, carrots sown in the middle and spring onions around the edges in the hopes of deturring any beasties who want to eat my carrots!
    I'm growing tumbling tom and sunbaby tomatoes which will be able to go in hanging baskets I hope... if I can work out where to hang them!! There are a lot of informative videos on youtube to show you how to prick out seedlings etc. Watch a few cos quality of the videos varies as do the methods people use Also was it on Gardener's World or Beechgrove Garden on the bbc recently that showed this?
    Anyway, enjoy and good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potstubsdustbins View Post
    Thanks Florian, SWMBO loves pod peas so I had to do something to grow a few, with these boxes I get 50 plants to each box. Don't get many peas myself though LOL.

    I am growing Kelvedon Wonder and the plan this year is to start another 100 plants in thumb pots in early June in the hopes of replacing first lot with a second crop sometime in July. Well thats the plan?


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    50 plants in each box?! That's amazing. I usually have a few plants per tub. I have gone a bit mad this year with varieties of peas and beans so we'll have to see how that turns out

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