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Parsnips and runner beans in same pot?

I have previously successfully grown parsnips in the same pot as sugar snap peas, but can I do the same thing with runner beans?


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Yes no problem.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • how big is the pot?
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 7,080
    Bear in mind that runners need quite a lot of water, compared to peas, so make sure the big parsnip leaves don't keep the roots too dry
    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • LornaPLornaP Posts: 80
    The pot is approx 40cm deep by 40cm wide.
    Useful point re the watering - I wouldn't want the parsnips to rot through over watering.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,881
    I wouldn’t grow them together … IME. they need different soil conditions and amounts of moisture. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I have grown parsnips at the foot of runner beans, in a trench, not in pots,  there was no problem with watering.
    I don’t know how many you’d get in a small pot,  maybe 4 or 5 of both if you feed well. The green grows big on parsnips,  but healthwise for the plants, you can mix them together. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LornaPLornaP Posts: 80
    Maybe I'll just give them a pot each. 
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I think that would be best. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,828
    So do I.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • LornaPLornaP Posts: 80
    Thank you - now I just need to hope the runner beans don't get covered in black beasties :)
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