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Thread: Can you help a newbie to Veg plan this small grow house grow (picture and dimensions)

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    Default Can you help a newbie to Veg plan this small grow house grow (picture and dimensions)

    We have limited garden space, we plan to try a few things in 30 litre pots this year but we also have go this small grow house call the "stortford grow house" Its about 4.8ft wide, 2.5 ft deep and about 6.4ft tall.

    Im new to vegetable growing and have no experience. Im hoping to get 2 tomato plants growing in the main floor space in 20 litre pots (1 x gardners delight and 1 x shirley)

    We are also planning on some smaller variety chili plants, maybe 2 or 3 plants on one of the top shelves. We have an east facing garden so it will only get direct sunlight for half of the day roughly and we are up in central Scotland.

    Do you think I could get 1 cucumber (mini munch) growing in a growbag on the side of the growhouse? There is not many videos or growing blogs on this variety that i can find, would I have to remove both shelves on one side for this? Or could I keep a top shelf on and train it up and along using string?

    The shelves of the growhouse are removable, I can fit a decent size grow bag on each of the shelfs and under the shelf on the floor.

    We plan 2 tomato plants in pots and a couple of small chili plants, any advice or other fruit/veg suggestions would be good and if you think 1 cucumber plant could be grown in it.

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    Hello MisterG and welcome to the Forum
    I've dug back through my last year's photos and found this -

    Can you help a newbie to Veg plan this small grow house grow (picture and dimensions)-dscf8065.jpg

    I removed the shelves and used the framework to support the cucumbers - which twine around them.
    The cucumber is actually in the pot on the right, there are cucamelons in the middle and a tomato on the left.
    The GH is 6' x 4' so a bit deeper than yours.
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    Thank you for taking the time to do that
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Hello MisterG and welcome to the Forum
    I've dug back through my last year's photos and found this -

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    I removed the shelves and used the framework to support the cucumbers - which twine around them.
    The cucumber is actually in the pot on the right, there are cucamelons in the middle and a tomato on the left.
    The GH is 6' x 4' so a bit deeper than yours.
    Thank you also chicken, just didn't wan tto cram to many plants in and have a jungle or problems.
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    2 Toms & 2 Cucs will give you a Jungle that you will have to tame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    2 Toms & 2 Cucs will give you a Jungle that you will have to tame.
    Yes, think will just go with 1 cuc plant, thanks again
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    If you have room outside of the greenhouse, you could always grow a Ridge Cucumber in a pot (i.e Marketmore)
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