Hi Im new to this site and I am also new to planting fruit and Veg.
I ahve wanted to start growing a kitchen garden for some time now an
have not had the guts to get it started.
I have a large garden that has taken years to get to where it is toda
I have boarders and large lawn that i would like to keep for m
I have a decking area which I would like to use for my vegtabl
planting,and I have an old bath that i was going to use,this year t
start me off and to see if I was any good at it!
Im thinking of planting some beets,carorts,onions and brocolli.
What I would like to know from you experts is whether the bath I hav
is any good to use,and what tips could you give me when getting soi
etc to fill it.
Your help would be great as Im really looking forward to eating my ow
My feelings are that a bath tub does not make a very good planter for
anything other than a pond. One little drain hole doesn't provide
drainage. It also is going to be extremely heavy when filled with soil
I think you will not get much of a vegie crop in the small space
by a bath tub. Maybe a week's worth of vegies, or enough to make one
big pot of vegetable soup!
Several containers would be much better.
We also need to know where you are located to give much advice.....
I agree about the drainage, but I have a friend (in upstate NY) that grew
some terriffic lettuce & spinach in a bathtub-size stone cistern that was
left on her property by the prior owner. Same thing - one drainage hole that
is not enough, so the soil can be pretty soggy sometimes. But, it worked.
She and I both decided that except for celery (which she doesn't grow), the
conditions would be useless for much of anything else.
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