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    • longforgotten
    • By longforgotten 10th Nov 19, 9:33 PM
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    What can I grow in a used growbag now
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    • 10th Nov 19, 9:33 PM
    What can I grow in a used growbag now 10th Nov 19 at 9:33 PM
    I grew tomatoes for the first time this year. I planted three in a deep growbag outside and it was very successful.


    I intended to put the used compost on the garden as a mulch but are there any vegetables I could grow in it over winter please
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    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 12th Nov 19, 9:55 AM
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    Not really. You might get a crop of something like chard if you have a really sheltered sunny place and live in a warm part of the country, but starting anything from seed now, even in that situation, will be a lottery.


    Under glass or polythene more is possible, but seed sowing needs to happen in September or early October.
    Things are more like they are right now than they've ever been.




    • Datchet
    • By Datchet 14th Nov 19, 7:12 AM
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    • 14th Nov 19, 7:12 AM
    You can re-use, just not with same crop. Try mixed lettuce for young leaves, in greenhouse or use dried peas ( supermarket bag for 50p! ) and grow pea-tops! They are great for winter salads.
    "Is it that the future is so uncertain, the present so traumatic that we find the past so secure? " Spike Milligan
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Nov 19, 8:24 AM
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    • 14th Nov 19, 8:24 AM
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    • 14th Nov 19, 8:24 AM
    YTry mixed lettuce for young leaves, in greenhouse
    Originally posted by Datchet
    If the OP had a greenhouse, they'd surely not have had the tomatoes outdoors.


    I agree that just a bit of polythene, as in a polytunnel, makes winter growing of salading viable in many locations. I'm still hoping for a few more mangetouts, but the way things are, it might well be just the tops!
    Things are more like they are right now than they've ever been.




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