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Black Plastic Bins

I was wondering what everyone thinks about growing veg in the black plastic waste bins. I had an idea to grow carrots in one as they are high of the ground and I thought it would deter the carrot fly.  The bin was in the sun today and it smelt really bad of plastic and I wondered if the plastic would contaminate the soil?


  • LeifUKLeifUK Posts: 573

    Not sure what you mean by waste bin, but won't they require huge amounts of compost? Just get some fine mesh, enviromesh I think it is called, or similar. I take it you suffer from carrot fly? It will also keep away sparrows, black birds, cats and badgers. 

  • The black bins that people used to put their bin bags in?  Before wheelie bins came along.  I've never grown carrots before.  I've just heard alot about carrot fly.

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