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New Pots in bags

This year I'm going to try new pots in bags. Last year I had huge slug damage, so I thought I'd try something different.

Has anyone got any recommendations as to which type of bag is best in their experience, hessian ,plastic etc?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    Hi Dave, can't picture exactly what you mean but plastic and slugs go well together. Hessian is rough and might put them off

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Yeah thought that nut, thats why i'm leaning towards hessian. Copper tape might keep them at bay, but as I have so much work on I want something that can be ignored for a few days.

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    how about large plastic pots . works for me image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    Old sack grade hessian if you can get it, some is close-woven and looks a bit smooth for deterring slugs.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569

    Vaseline round pots is supposed to be good as well but never tried it.

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    That sounds like fun Edd!

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,473

    I've grown them in 100l compost bags turned inside out ( the black inside attracts the sun and helps warm the contents) and have had lovely crops

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