Scarlet runner beans in hanging pots?

Ginny McLean_Petite_GardenJune 2, 2009

Anyone ever grown scarlet runner beans in hanging pots? I need something to put in some hanging pots that can take the heat and sun and is fast growing. Any other ideas welcome.

Ginny

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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

In my experience a SRB would be a bit big for most pots. I have had them grow straight over my garage and keep going. Also they prefer to twine up rather than hang down and might even double back on themselves to make a knot.

Maybe nasturtiums would be nice instead?

    Bookmark   June 2, 2009 at 10:47PM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

I have LOTS of nasturtium seed and I had thought of that ...first thought actually, but I have not had any luck growing them in pots in the past. Maybe too hot. Wouldn't you know the easiest flowers to grow and I can't grow them in pots! Maybe if I start them in peat pellets.Hmmmm.

Ginny

    Bookmark   June 2, 2009 at 11:59PM
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shazam_z3

Ipomoea?

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 12:48AM
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marricgardens

I have planted petunias, lobelia, asarina in hanging baskets. I also tried the small flowering morning glory and they did great. I tried the black eyed susan vine (thumbergia?) but instead of hanging down, it decided to climb onto the patio roof. Guess some plants would rather climb than hang around. Marg

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 8:06AM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

I broke down and went to Can Tire for some petunias. I have put petunias in these planters for a few years till two years ago when they got badly infested with aphids. They don't do too great in the heat hanging on the deck. I have different pots this year so maybe they will be better. I think I'll plant some nasturtium as well just for the fun of it. :)

Ginny

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 2:52PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Ipomoeas as Shazam suggested are very nice too. I like the tricolour one with pink, and the dark purple. They thrive in hot sun.

Nasturtiums are one of my favourite annuals but for me, some years they do and some years they don't if you know what I mean. They either go nuts or sit sulking.

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 8:44PM
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oilpainter(3)

Geraniums both the zonal and hanging ones. I grow them in pots on my south facing patio and they get plenty of heat and sun. They like to dry out between waterings so they are ideal for hot places

Get rid of your aphids with insecticidal soap if you ever get them again

    Bookmark   June 3, 2009 at 11:45PM
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