The sunny weather over the weekend lured me into planting my peas and parsnips out, i have about 30 of each, the parsnips are a mix of 2 varieties…gladiator and white gem, but i got them mixed up so ive not got any idea which are which.
To protect the parsnips iv cut a load of plastic bottles up to shield them and then covered them with netting, this stops the birds and next doors cats getting to them.
The peas are a mixture of early and meteor, the early ive grown round one of my bargain teepee and the meteor in my usual bucket o peas (A big bucket with lots of pea plants in). Ive again protected them with netting.
ive also just recieved some peas and mangetout from bbc gardeners world so ill be planting them somewhere at some point as its part of a trial.
I’ve seen upside down tomato planters kicking around in shops and online but they were quite expenisve so i decided to try and make my own.
I guess it will work for chillis to and as i am probably going to run out of space on the greenhouse floor i think ill try it with them…and when i do ill post more pictures on how to make one.
To make an upside down planter all you need is:
To make the planter:
If you dont want to see the plastic bottle you could always paint it or cover it in material!
(Note: the seedling may go droopy for a while as it will be getting used to its new surroundings)