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    probably a daft question but which is best for growing plantain in pots, soil or compost? or does it not matter?
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    I would go for soil from your garden, or top soil if you buy. As that's what it's growing in naturally I would guess that's going to work best. Once it's established a few bunny poops pushed into the surface of the soil might help it grow extra well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamsin View Post
    I would go for soil from your garden, or top soil if you buy. As that's what it's growing in naturally I would guess that's going to work best. Once it's established a few bunny poops pushed into the surface of the soil might help it grow extra well
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    Compost if from seed

    Mine is doing really really well, I'll get a pic later

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    Thanks for a useful thread, I am new to this group so please forgive me id I make mistakes. Please does anyone know how deep a plantain's roots grow? I would like to grow it in guttering on the wall of my house (Similar to Eileen Walsall's 'salad bar' in Foraging and Gardening for Rabbits Facebook Group.) but obviously they won't be happy in this arrangement if they have deep roots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fcotham View Post
    Thanks for a useful thread, I am new to this group so please forgive me id I make mistakes. Please does anyone know how deep a plantain's roots grow? I would like to grow it in guttering on the wall of my house (Similar to Eileen Walsall's 'salad bar' in Foraging and Gardening for Rabbits Facebook Group.) but obviously they won't be happy in this arrangement if they have deep roots.

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    I have just transferred mine to a deeper trough, I will see how they go
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    Quote Originally Posted by fcotham View Post
    Thanks for a useful thread, I am new to this group so please forgive me id I make mistakes. Please does anyone know how deep a plantain's roots grow? I would like to grow it in guttering on the wall of my house (Similar to Eileen Walsall's 'salad bar' in Foraging and Gardening for Rabbits Facebook Group.) but obviously they won't be happy in this arrangement if they have deep roots.

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    when people start mentioning roots and moving it, i think there's no hope for me! lol.
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    My drive is block paved so not that much soil and sandy in the cracks and the plantain is growing wonderfully In the back in a proper soil border where I have planted it, it's like 'Meh!'

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