Runner Bean bag..Any good ?

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hubballi

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Runner Bean bag..Any good ?
« on: April 25, 2011, 19:04 »
As my border space is limited in my small garden I have decided to grow runner beans in a container this year. I have seen these reusable Runner Bean UV stabilized bags for sale that can take up to 10 plants.

Has anyone had any success with these ?

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Re: Runner Bean bag..Any good ?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 19:55 »
I don't know about these - do you have a link or description?  What depth and size are they?

You can grow beans in containers so in principle I shouldn't think there would be a problem.  You'd need to make sure you fed and watered properly though.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Runner Bean bag..Any good ?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 20:01 »
The first runners I grew many years ago were in 2 gallon buckets, in a back yard, prob about 5 plants in each one and they grew like triffids and cropped like good uns.

These were the first crops I ever grew and signed up for an allotment soon after as I was hooked on the taste and the pleasure in growing them.


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Re: Runner Bean bag..Any good ?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 07:08 »
if you go to your local pound shop you can get square ones for ...... a 1

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Re: Runner Bean bag..Any good ?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 07:19 »
Big trug buckets are cheaper and more colourful. :lol: and they stack away well for the winter.
Thanks
Kris

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Re: Runner Bean bag..Any good ?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 10:13 »
They look fine but pricey. You can pick up suitable large containers at car boots for next to nothing. I've just planted my beans in two old tins baths that we had and a large plastic tub.

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Re: Runner Bean bag..Any good ?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 10:34 »
If you adapt something else, just make sure it has sufficient drainage  :)

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Re: Runner Bean bag..Any good ?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 10:48 »
I grew in plastic boxes (ex municipal newspaper collection boxes, approx 2-3 gallon)  Like Sarajane I had a great success with this method enormously prolific. Only had the last pack out of the freezer in March!  I positioned them outside the green house to shade it a bit as well.



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