Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

I've grown sugar snap peas in module trays and they're very ready to go out, however the raised bed they were supposed to go in isn't.

I'm struggling for pots but have lots of grow-bags.  Do sugar snaps need a decent root depth or could I get away with planting in grow-bags?  The beds are a good 4 weeks away....

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  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619

    I'm sure it's possible, you'll have to think about how to support the peas though.

    This link ( sorry, you'll have to copy and paste) gives some pointers as to how to increase the planting depth with growbags.

    http://blogs.crocus.co.uk/kitchengarden/2011/06/18/the-growbag-chronicles-1-divide-and-conquer/

  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
  • lindsay2610lindsay2610 Posts: 101

    Thanks all!  I'll take a look at the links.

    Verdun - the raised bed isn't available as it's not built and I'm reliant on hubby's availability to get it done.  The other are finished but already planted up with parsnips, carrots, onions and garlic.  I was hoping the legumes bed would be ready by now, but there you go....

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    lindsay, are they a dwarf variety or climbers?

  • lindsay2610lindsay2610 Posts: 101

    Definitely climbers....I think the variety is 'Delikett' or something similar?

  • lindsay2610lindsay2610 Posts: 101

    Actually I just googled it, and it says they're a dwarf variety!  It didn't say on the Suttons packaging how tall they grow, but they're limp and floppy like a climber?

  • ItalophileItalophile Posts: 1,647

    I've had dwarf varieties grow to 4' or more so that explains the lankiness. They'll be shallow-rooted so you could put them in containers. But they'll need support.

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