Growing peas and beans in a rain gutter to transplant

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Growing peas and beans in a rain gutter to transplant

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Post: # 12371Unread post pondgardner
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:30 pm

I watched the first part of the video and thought this could be an ideal way to start peas and beans early to get a fast start. I may not sow as many rows as the video suggests, but having sections that could be easily moved to protect against cold weather before planting seems like an interesting idea. Anyone tried this yet?
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Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:53 pm

Looks like a good idea! I haven't had a problem with peas sprouting under row cover outdoors, but starting them in the greenhouse would be a head start for sure.
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Post: # 12456Unread post pondgardner
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:46 pm

I went to the lumber yard and picked up a piece of vinyl rain gutter, cut it into three manageable pieces, cut some end pieces from some fiberglass I had and will try this out tomorrow. The house sparrows usually tear up the early plants, so this may work out.
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Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:45 am

I really like it, I just have a problem that I don't understand the spoken word. But in this video, the words are useless. It is an inspiration for me.
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Post: # 12545Unread post pondgardner
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:50 pm

@MrBig46, attached is a link to a website that I looked at as well and may be helpful without having to try to translate. I cut a 10 foot length of rain gutter into 3 pieces about 40 inches long and it is the right size for me to transfer between indoors and outdoors. And it fits easily under the shoplights I have mounted in the boiler room. Good luck...
https://www.growveg.com/guides/an-easy- ... guttering/

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George
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Post: # 12632Unread post MsCowpea
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:44 am

That was very good. She has a ton of other you tube videos and a blog called Susan’s In the Garden.

She is teaching a class on raised bed gardening in Spokane Wash. March 7
https://www.susansinthegarden.com/event ... extension/

Pond gardener , you did a great job on your gutter planters.
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Post: # 14649Unread post pondgardner
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:37 am

Three weeks later and the first gutter is ready to transplant. Temperatures have been up and down lately, but it looks like we are getting a favorable weather forecast for the next few days. I have been taking the gutter planters out for sun every day when temps get above 45˚and bring them in to the garage area at night. Germination has been decent for the most part, so if they do well outside, this has been a worthwhile project. After the peas are all planted, I am going to try the same thing for some bush beans.
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Elevation : 4600 ft or about 1400 meters
Climate : semi-desert
Avg annual rainfall = 12.26" or about 311mm

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