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Have just ordered this selection of veg plants any advice on planting etc before they arrive

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Lilyloo Thu 25-Jun-09 10:42:22

I have carrots growing in a large terracotta pot but am presuming i need to get them into the ground now.
Also have herbs in pots that are doing fine.
Sadly my peppers and celery and tomatoes that were doing really well got attacked by slugs in the heavy rain at the end of last week sad
So am hoping to start again with this selection but do as much as i can in pots , grow bags on the patio away from the slugs.
Any advice on the plants and best way to grow them please
DS and dd were so dissapointed so i need to get it right this time.

Lilyloo Thu 25-Jun-09 10:45:42


would help if i linked to order blush

reikizen Thu 25-Jun-09 10:50:58

In my experience carrots need really fine soil or they go all twisted and stunted. We have good success with beans and peas, also onions and garlic (but too late to plant these now I think) Re the peppers and tomatoes, I would buy plants now and put them on a windowsill maybe to maximise the sun and minimise the slugs. We put copper pipe round some of our plants to deter the slugs and set beer traps. Effing disgusting to empty but very effective!

gardeningmum05 Thu 25-Jun-09 10:54:06

have got my carrots in a large deep pot and seem to be going ok.
to stop slugs i have put crushed egg shells round my veg, and seems to be putting the little buggers off grin
i went to my local cafe and asked them to save their egg shells, then just mashed them with a masher and put them over the soil

Lilyloo Thu 25-Jun-09 11:43:37

Tried the eggshells near my hosta and they didn't seem to put them off.
Have had to use pellets on my plants but obv can't near the veg.
Tried salt but no luck either.
Can the carrots stay in pot then ? They are thriving at the minute!

And what are streaks ? Am about to become the owner of ten of them grin

gardeningmum05 Thu 25-Jun-09 12:57:55

leaving my carrots in pots.
about the slugs, apparantly slug GRANULES are safe around veg, and not dangerous to kids and pets.
available from wilkos wink

12StoneNeedsToBe10 Thu 25-Jun-09 13:05:31

My carrots are doing great in a pot (and the peeps on Gardners World say it's ok so that'll do for me). Mind you I'm not growing many as DP doesn't like them so it's just for me and DS.

No idea what streaks are.

Lilyloo Thu 25-Jun-09 21:04:43

ooh great will leave carrots then smile
will get some granules as well , thanks!

Any more ideas on my new stuff coming ? Do you think they will all be ok in grow bags or pots ?

LaTrucha Sat 27-Jun-09 19:20:53

Hi Lilyloo! -

Spring onions
French beans
Tomatoes - deffo ok in pots

I think most of the others would be too TBH but I can't swear to it.

Nice website BTW . Do you know what streaks are?

Lilyloo Sat 27-Jun-09 19:46:02

thanks , i saw the site on the alan titchmarsh show smile

streaks are like small serated leaves to add to salads can be spicy or sweet.

will let you know what they are like when they arrive.

glad most of them seem able to pot , have got my Delia garden kitchen book to hand too!

Lilyloo Tue 21-Jul-09 21:28:49

Despite pretty slow delivery 2 weeks or so these have all done really well.
Packed well and haven't lost a plant yet. Am container growing them all so some yet to see.
But the spinach and salad leaves we have been eating.
The tomatoes coming now just need to ripen.
Would reccomend the site.

Doozle Sat 25-Jul-09 21:52:33

Lilyloo, that site you linked to looks great. I might order their summer special.

How are they all doing?

We grow lots of stuff in pots too so interested to hear how you get on.

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