Crops in permanent beds?

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FatGaz

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« on: February 23, 2007, 23:07 »
I've heard that Jerusalem Artichokes can be kept permanently in the same bed, year after year.

Are there any other crops that prefer this method?
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 23:08 »
all perrenials can be left like that ,rhubarb being one of them
still alive /............

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 23:08 »
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I've heard that Jerusalem Artichokes can be kept permanently in the same bed, year after year.


It tends to happen naturally because its a b*tch to get them all out of the ground.

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 23:13 »
Listen to muntjac you won't go far wrong :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007, 23:33 »
The problem with Jerusalems is not so much that one or two get missed but the lazy gardener not digging each clump up. It's too easy to forget them until they start to shoot then just let them be. Under these conditions they will wander. Growing them well involves digging the bed over thoroughly in late winter and each and every one should be harvested.

What else is suitable for growing in a permenant spot? Onions, globe artichokes, asparagus, soft fruit such as raspberries, strawberries, currents, herbs. Runner beans are often grown on hallowed ground with permanent supports for many years without problem. That's all I can think of at the moment but I'm sure there is more.

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2007, 09:04 »
Horse radish AFAIK

Just pick a suitable bed out of the way and leave them to do there stuff.  J Arti's, dig the whole bed at the beginning of the following year and replant a small selection of the remaining crop to grow the new year.

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2007, 09:09 »
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Horse radish

Is HR tolerant of partly-shaded spots?

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 09:20 »
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Quote from: "Mysteryjimbo"
Horse radish

Is HR tolerant of partly-shaded spots?


Just try & stop it growing ANYWHERE.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2007, 09:37 »
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Just try & stop it growing ANYWHERE.

So its rampant anywhere (much like myself then  :oops: )

I'll be growing it in deep containers so hopefully it won't get out

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2007, 10:01 »
Bl**dy stuff is tolerant of Round Up!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2007, 10:24 »
Best way I know, organic or otherwise, of killing any plant is to deprive it of light.  Grow something on top in a container, or use the 'builders bag' full of compost so as not to lose a productive area.

Convolvulus is one thing which will wander for a yard or more to find the light but the other nasties just give up after a while.



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