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  1. Update

    by , 07-05-2010 at 10:26 AM (Stuff that I find interesting)
    I've had the Ferline tomato and the 2 courgettes out for a while now.

    All are still alive. The Ferline isn't anywhere near as big as the others that I move in and out of the GH.

    The weather has been hot and cold, but no really cold nights and no frost, even so they have all been well covered at night.

    The courgettes aren't as big as the ones still in pots, but one of them looks very healthy, the other looks like it may be growing into health.

    Updated 07-05-2010 at 03:11 PM by womble

  2. Close one

    by , 27-04-2010 at 10:36 AM (Stuff that I find interesting)
    I almost got badly caught out last night, the met office said it was going to be 7c lowest, which means we would normally be around 4 or 5c.

    It actually got down to 1.5c, in the greenhouse.

    I didn't bother putting the box over the Ferline.
    The outside cucumbers (in the greenhouse) looked a bit sick this morning, I put the worst 3 in the cool shade and they seem to be recovering.

    Everything else seems to be ok, even the courgettes which are outside ...
  3. The rest out for the moment

    by , 26-04-2010 at 09:49 AM (Stuff that I find interesting)
    The rest of my tomatoes and my curcubits went into the greenhouse yesterday, the weather has suddenly turned really mild and they need the extra light.

    Temps went down to 5c last night, they all look fine and I have closed the rear louvre window a bit to stop drafts.

    At the moment I have decided to keep the toms in pots, they still haven't quite filled them yet and I want to watch the weather for a couple of weeks.
    By which time they should be totally used to ...

    Updated 26-04-2010 at 10:48 AM by womble

  4. Still there........

    by , 23-04-2010 at 07:08 AM (Stuff that I find interesting)
    -1 in the greenhouse, tomato outside in plastic bottle cloche with cardboard box over it, survives easily.

    It looks a bit light green compared to the ones inside.

    But it's alive, who would have thunk it.
  5. Tomatoes surviving in low temps blog

    by , 22-04-2010 at 11:21 AM (Stuff that I find interesting)
    And other general stuff if I can be bothered, which I probably won't, as I'm a lazy bar steward.

    For years I've worried at this time of year, alot of people on here have tomatoes in their unheated greenhouse in April, or March even. I put mine in Mid May and even then, have been desperately fleecing when it's dropped below freezing.

    Most of the books have it mid May and outside toms in June.

    So why does my greenhouse still say it was -3 last night? Which ...

    Updated 22-04-2010 at 11:22 AM by womble