February 25, 2011
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My experience thus far has been to grow Beans, carrot, peas, okra, Bitter gourd, pumpkin...of this I have harvested Beans and Peas but this was on ground and not in container. However after pulling beans and pea plants I came to know that they dont have very long roots which should be ideal for growing in containers and plastic covers. Also these two plants are very non fussy and grows on it own. I only water my plants..too lazy to buy fertilizer and all that.
Based on this experience I bought half a kilo of black nursery covers from Chickpet and filled them with red soil which I bought at 40 bucks a bag..So approximate cost per plastic bag is less than a rupee. I have sown Bean seeds and in two weeks time they have almost grown to a foot. I am hoping they will continue to grow and be as productive as the ones sown in open soil. just for comparison I have sown same seeds in open soil as well.
Will give you an update in a months time by when hopefully they will be ready for harvesting.
So to cut a long story short...from my experience, beans and green peas dont have very long roots and can thrive in plastic covers which are 10 inches deep and 3-4 inches wide.
Please let me know of any other vegetables that can be grown in such covers and requires minimum maintenance ala beans
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