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  • burnie
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    Second flush of flowers on the Mara des bois strawberries Click image for larger version

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  • burnie
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    Originally posted by 1Bee View Post
    Burnie, my new greenhouse is the same size as yours, so I'm reading this thread with interest! Out of curiosity do you grow anything over winter?
    I don't primarily because I plunge a lot of pots in the soil to prevent frost damage, so not much room, also being quite a way north, we don't get a lot of
    light, I have tried growing some lettuce and it just sat there and didn't grow, it just shut down. I will put some potatoes in there for Christmas dinner, I will plant some of the ones I lift from my second earlies in the autumn when the tomatoes have finished.

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  • 1Bee
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    Burnie, my new greenhouse is the same size as yours, so I'm reading this thread with interest! Out of curiosity do you grow anything over winter?

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  • burnie
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    The French Strawberries are close to the finish of the first flush, I remove all the old flower stems give them a shot of tomato feed and some new flowers are already appearing.
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  • burnie
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    I under sow the tomatoes with quick growing crops, last year it was lettuce, this year it's dwarf French beans, gives an earlier crop than the ones outside and they are finished and removed by the time the tomatoes are cropping.
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  • burnie
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    With temperatures down to 9 degrees, I had a good check round the greenhouse today,everything is looking healthy and the peas are now covered with pods. I wasn't sure how they'd go under glass, wasn't sure if they'd pollinate, but you can see the peas inside the pods and some are fattening up well. The early carrot experiment is also going well, we might have our first ones today with roast pork.

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  • burnie
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    Tomatoes, French beans and chillies all coming along
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  • B Porcupine
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    I love that you call them armpits!

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  • burnie
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    Whilst "doing the armpits" on the tomatoes I've noticed some flowers especially on the Gardeners Delight, yahoo it feels like winter has finally gone up here.

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  • burnie
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    This idea of growing under glass for an earlier crop seems to be working, though no flowers on the peas yet, carrots are growing well. Click image for larger version

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  • burnie
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    With overnight temperatures now slowly rising the greenhouse is looking better, the tomatoes I planted in the border have picked nicely and the experiments growing peas and carrots under glass for an earlier crop seems to be working well. I've under planted the tomatoes with dwarf French beans and they too are thriving, I am however putting fleece on them at night just in case, last nights temperature was 6 degrees, so still keeping my fingers crossed.
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  • burnie
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    With the Tomato plants looking decidedly stressed in their pots I took the decision to harden them off in the blowaway inside the greenhouse and see how they went. With overnight temps still going down to below 4 degrees I wasn't sure how they'd get on, but they seemed to be doing ok and still growing. So two days ago I went for it and put them in the borders in their grow rings as the forecast is for slightly warmer overnight temps. I cover them with fleece at night and they seem to have perked up from the tired looking plants in the pots. The roots were going round in the pots, so I'm sure I've made the right decision, there are back up plants in the blow away if we do get another frost...……..fingers crossed.

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  • burnie
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    Running out of room in the conservatory, so what might be termed as overspill plants have been in the blowaway inside the greenhouse. Over night temps are around 6 degrees in there, but everything seems to be ok.
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    Also added manure to the tomato bed and added cane supports, the plants are around a month away from being planted, but it feels like I'm gardening doing this lol
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  • burnie
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    Had a bit of a tidy up, removed a lot of dead leaves from the strawberries and also removed flower spikes too, let the plants hibernate now. Cut and come lettuce is still growing, but painfully slow, put a cloche over it to give a bit of help heat wise.

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