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Can you grow peas in hanging baskets?
Wed 28-Apr-10
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noodle
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OK, not exactly hanging baskets.  I want to grow peas in a drain pipe which I have cut loads of holes in. I was originally going to put it up against a wall for them to climb up but it would be a much better use of space if I could just hang the pipe up horizontally and have them drape down hanging basket style! Will they waste all their pea growing energy trying to grow upwards or will they just go with the flow?

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I'd imagine they would try and grow upwards.  Think most things on the Earth have an innate sense of gravity.  Not sure whether they'd still produce peas if they were hanging down or not though.

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I searched on the net and some people have had sweet pea's growing in hanging baskets,  not exactly the same but sort of similar...

Wed 28-Apr-10
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Interesting articles, Jude. Thanks. I might just try doing some mini cucumbers and some tomatoes. I have early dwarf peas. Do you think they would work too?

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That's great,  thank you.

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danast said:Interesting articles, Jude. Thanks. I might just try doing some mini cucumbers and some tomatoes. I have early dwarf peas. Do you think they would work too?


Can't see why not, they just wouldn't hang as much! Cool

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noodle said:

That's great,  thank you.

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No problem!Laugh

Wed 19-May-10
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sounds feasible to me they sell bags to hang tomatoes upside down now. so give it a try and if it works we can all invest in your drain pipes next year  MOS

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Wed 19-May-10
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I have an upside down strawberry planter too. I'll let you know how I get on with it.

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Thu 20-May-10
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perhaps we should try other things too .it would make digging potatoes much easierWink dont know about sun flowers though they would be a long way downLaugh MOS ,

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but on a serious note has anyone had anything to do with hydroponics ? MOS,

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

Sat 14-Aug-10
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I've not tried peas, but I've grown a variety of tomatoes called "Tumbling Toms" for a couple of years quite successfully!

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Hi i forgot all about this topic

well i did try peas more by accident than designe

we planyed mushy peas for pea shoots for the salads and some ended up in an ex window box screwed to the garage wall

well the pea tops were great but as usual i planted too many so we ate the ones in the raised veg bed and left the ones in the box

they grew and dangled flowered and did a nice show then hey presto peas at the right height to pick ,without bending and without pea sticks

so yes you can plant peas in other places quite nicely okMOS

sit down with a cupa and the urge will subside

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