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Lettuce

Lettuce

Apparently you’re not supposed to grow lettuces in pots. I planted the seeds simply because I wanted to see whether I could nurture it enough to transplant it. However, the pots were clearly big enough and we ended up with three nice, fat, frilly lettuces.

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Beans

Sow: April/May Harvest: July onwards Conditions: A sunny, sheltered spot Whether you’re sowing French, Runner or Dwarf beans, you’ll need a good, rich soil and some climbing support. Plant the seeds indoors in April and plant out 3-4 weeks after planting, making sure you harden the plants off before you do so. If you’re happy […]

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Cucumber with plaster

Cucumbers

Sow: February-March Harvest: June Conditions: Rich soil, sunny position. In the British climate, a greenhouse is the ideal environment for cucumbers but I don’t have one and mine haven’t done too badly. Plant your seeds in a propogator and allow to germinate before moving into pots. Cucumbers need a lot of warmth and sunshine, so […]

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Carrots

Carrots

Sow: Harvest: Conditions: Chanteney Carrots are short, sweet and stubby and ideal for growing in pots. I grow mine in an old Belfast sink I found in the garden and also in a window box, which was shorter than recommended on the seed packet but they ended up just fine. The seedlings will need to […]

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