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A Gardening Question!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JANICE199, Jun 29, 2009.


  1. JANICE199

    JANICE199 PetForums VIP

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    I've got a few runner bean plants in pots about 6 inches round by 6 inches deep, i know its not the ideal way to grow them but will they produce beans if i leave them in the pots?:confused:
     
  2. bexy1989

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    think you need to replant them in the garden and next to something they can grow up :)

    thats what we did with my sweet pea...untill my step dad ripped it up :thumbdown:
     
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    they should be fine but you will need to make sure you keep them well watered ;), x
     
  4. JANICE199

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    i haven't got anywhere spare in the garden.:(

    don't laugh i'm going to grow them up the side of my gazzebo.:D:D
     
  5. bexy1989

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    they should be okay for abit longer :)
     
  6. 3 red dogs

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    Hi Jan

    My Advise.. either plant them in the ground or put them in BIGGER pots.. ya beas wont come to much in that size pot.. Runner beans are 'very Hungry' plants, and there will not be enuff nutriants in that amount of soil to substance them. Also they like there H2O if they remain in those pots they will become very stringy and dry..
    My Advice..
    TRANSPLANT IMMEDIATELY!!!
     
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    janice stick them in an old bucket & make a wigwam trellis out of bamboo kanes (the cheapy ones you get for the garden) held together at the top with string or duct tape :) worked ok for my sister, I've got a courgette plant in an old bucket & it's doing well will be eating courgettes of my own pretty soon lol.
     
  8. JANICE199

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    Thankyou both, looks like i'll have to go and buy some soil and build a wigwam.lol i'll post pictures as soon as i've completed the mission.;):D:D
     
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    Cant wait to see your runner beans Janice :D
     
  10. 3 red dogs

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    Forgot to mention Jan.. if you can get hold of a couple of shovels of manure ( not poodle poo) Farmyard manure.. and mix that into your compost/soil.. your get some great results.. it keeps the soil moist, and is full of good things for runner beans!!
     
  11. borderer

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    farmyard manure has to be dug in previose year to get results you need chicken sh.t or pigeon sh.t they will grow like hell:D
     
  12. 3 red dogs

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    bordie has corrected me, and hes right.. my bad.. rep for bordie!!
     
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