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  • What's in your Winter Greenhouse/Polytunnel?

    I've just sown some seeds in the GH beds, always in hope at this time of year.

    What are you growing or have you cleared out until spring?

  • #2
    Nothing yet! I've not even cleared out the tomato plants from the summer. There are no more tomatoes in there, but I've barely been out there the last month or so.

    I am planting peas in the tomato bags though, and will sprinkle salad seeds around them.
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    • #3
      I use my conservatory, and right now my sweet potatoes are still in full leaf, and blocking most of the light. I'll probably cut those down in early December.
      I'll start bringing the tender stuff in around then, too, like my citruses, amaryllises, and my hibiscus. I've got a pot of loose-leaf lettuce to come in at some point, too.

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      • #4
        One half of my polytunnel is planted with Spring greens that I sowed in August... they’ll stay there until March/April/May. The other half has tomato plants that are finished, but I haven’t had time to clear away yet. I’ll probably just leave that side empty once it’s cleared.
        He-Pep!

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        • #5
          Scarlet kale, pak choi, komatsuna and giant winter spinach in pots. Lettuce and spring onions in troughs. Two blueberries I've not got round to planting out. The gooseberries, blackcurrant and pyracantha from Aldi. Lots of strawberry runners in small pots. A young bay laurel to keep it warm.

          The rest is pollinator friendly flower seedlings/small plants for overwintering - black ball cornflower, echium blue bedder, creeping thyme, thrift, echinops, sea holly, foxgloves, aubrieta, alyssum saxatilis, salvia nemorosa, nigella, geranium phaeum, musk mallow, hyssop and veronica spicata.

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          • #6
            I’ve still got most of my chilli plants in the minigreenhouse,I haven’t got the space indoors, I’m in denial about them coming to an end!
            I’ve also almost got some broad bean plants on the go. Once they’ve germinated they will have to brave outdoors under some fleece.Then it is a winter rest for the mini-greenhouse

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            • #7
              I’ve got some lettuce, spring onions, beetroot, peas, radish, then I have in modules for planting out in January cabbage, & onions. I need to sow some cauliflower and sprouts seeds plus some more onion seed, I bought some Spanish ones recently when I was in Fuerteventura on holidays.

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              • #8
                Greenhouse number 1. I have just finished emptying ready to plant new potatoes in the border early next year.

                Greenhouse number 2. Still got some pepper plants in the soil, but they are coming out on my nex visit. I'll be putting early potatoes in border here too.

                Greenhouse number 3. I've moved the lemon tree back inside here. The grapevine hasn't lost all it's leaves yet.

                Greenhouse number 4. Another grapevine still alive in here. My onions, shallots and garlic is also stored under the staging. I'll be putting some Winter lettuce in here.

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                • #9
                  Still have a couple of toms in the border but the rest of the space has carrots and winter lettuce. Then there's a couple of buckets with mixed lettuce in different stages of growth.

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                  • #10
                    I have four giant broccoli/ calabrese plants in polytunnel border. No actual heads on them but I’m hopeful. If they die in frost the chickens will love the leaves which are huge and lush.
                    Otherwise I have some salads including spinach lettuce pac Choi and raab but they’re all pretty small and I’m not sure if I’m going to get much from them. Strawberries still growing but infested with weeds. Container strawberries all outside to get chilled.
                    Then there’s my fig Bush in a large pot. Year before last I had six lovely figs but this year just one. I’ve got cuttings coming on and they are also in polytunnel. There are a few broad beans in pots and I have a bed of about twenty garlic that are showing healthy shoots.
                    Still enough going on to provide an excuse to be in polytunnel.

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                    • #11
                      Little tunnel some delicate mint varieties and asparagus.
                      Big tunnel one chilli that will be getting harvested and removed on Monday.
                      First tunnel. 5 little Christmas cactus ( still looking for there forever home ) 3 chillies ( 2 waiting for isolated pods to ripen, 1 attempting to overwinter)

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                      • #12
                        We have approx 120 strawberry runners from our main bed, so we can add a new border next year. Along with 2 tubs of apline strawberries waiting to get spilt and planted out in a stone wall in spring. 6 fuchsias and 10 geraniums trying to overwinter at 1300 feet high x
                        Anything is possible with the right attitude, a hammer
                        and a roll of duct tape.

                        Weeds have mastered the art of survival, if they are not in your way, let them feed bees

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                        • #13
                          I have 10 loquat plants that I am over wintering. I grew these from seeds and they are looking healthy.
                          5 Jacaranda that were also grown from seed three years ago.
                          Geraniums, fuschia, begonias and other bits and pieces undercover from the bad weather.

                          And when your back stops aching,
                          And your hands begin to harden.
                          You will find yourself a partner,
                          In the glory of the garden.

                          Rudyard Kipling.sigpic

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                          • #14
                            I have various herbs overwintering, plus a ginger flower (not edible) and some other flower bulbs brought back from my November holiday in Madeira. Also some winter lettuce, lambs lettuce and some spring onions all doing very well in the old cucumber compost. Got winter radish and broadbeans in the cold frame. I am also trying to overwinter the best of my sweet pepper plants in the GH. Time will tell.

                            Last night was only the 3rd or 4th proper frost of the year for me although am expecting tonight to be colder and also Monday night.
                            V.P.
                            The thing I grow best are very large slugs!

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                            • #15
                              Planted in the greenhouse border a pink Oleander, a Gloire de Dijon rose, an Amaryllis belladonna (that still hasn't flowered after 3 years!) and some Osteospermums on one side, a grape vine in the corner of the other side, roots growing underneath the base.
                              In pots 1 red and 1 pink Schizostylis, Rudbekia Cherry Brandy, 2x unnamed pale blue Agapanthus, a pot of Sissinghurst Blue rosemary, 2 x Sicilian Chamomiles all inside in case the outside ones die in the cold. Nearly forgot the few sad looking pelargoniums, which don't look like they'll make it
                              Wrapped up in fleece and plastic over the top, are my garden dahlias, begonias and fuchsias. A few Winterkefe peas that need potting on sitting on the little table...
                              and yes, there is still just enough room to sit in there for a coffee on the odd days when it's warm enough It was 20C at lunchtime today
                              Last edited by Thelma Sanders; 19-01-2020, 09:33 PM.

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