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Medium_b259d7ee-d316-49c2-8ea5-5180025b8ea1 Growing passionfruit vines in containers. Is a half wine barrel big enough?

I read on your page that you can grow passionfruit in containers and was wondering whether a half wine barrel is big enough for the root system? Do you recommend if not something bigger? I have tried to put the vine in the ground but unfortunately my soil condition is not good and digging for a few hours left me hitting root after root and getting nowhere.

Submitted: 02:45AM, 07 Dec 2017
Answer: Hi there.
You can certainly grow a passionfruit in a nice big pot like a wine barrel. There should be plenty of space there for it to do well, and develop a decent root system. You always need to use a premium potting mix with great drainage, and use an organic fertiliser when it is actively growing, as fruiting plants will take a lot from the soil to produce their fruit. Yates Thrive Natural Citrus & Fruit Organic Based Pelletised Plant Food is pelletised for easy use and is a complete fertiliser. You can also use liquid plant foods like the Yates Thrive Citrus & Fruit Natural Fish & Seaweed. And keep it mulched with pea straw or Lucerne, as this will slowly break down and also add nutrition to the soil, helping the plant give you a great crop!
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Answered: 12:07PM, 07 Dec 2017

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