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  • #16
    Right im going to try and post this again in smaller posts of 5 pics at a time:
    Hello All,
    I’m going to post this all in one place questions, greenhouse door views the lot. Lost patience with forum load times ect, the update wasn’t great IMO. Feel a few users my have migrated, i hope not. So ill get into it, ive taken a lot of pictures i will ask my questions as i go. this may be very mixed up order sorry.

    Hanging basket - tumbling tom i think, with snapped of step in kitchen in water. it worth keeping the basket both alive?

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    Basket 2 with 2 tumbling tom in, seems to be doing okay, will these fruit soon?
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    ​​Main flower bed with some 145cm sunnys, any plant idenfiration here would be great i dont have a clue, there is really pretty shrub with pink flowers atm they only last a day though.
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    Outside planter 1 salad, love this would defiantly grow again so easy, use it everyday. Great stuff.

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    Outside planter 2- Kale kinds of wish id put a tomato, or maybe more salad bits in this. Kale is so large and cant really use it atm.
    Hopeful will be able to soon.

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    • #17
      Outside plant 3- full of spinach love this also great with creamy pasta love it.
      think i might add some rocket in, all ideas welcome.
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ID:	2497349 I also have 2 more outside planters in same style and size
      One full of carrots coming along nicely and one full of spring onion also that are coming along.

      Quad grow 1 - planted up outside today.
      2x marketmore cucumber- 1 with fruit both look a little tatty around the edges.
      1x red alert tomato
      1x armature tomato
      Will fill up with water next week. When should i pick the cucumber? 6inchs?

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      Moved out the greenhouse today.
      2x tiny tim showing some lovely little green toms. Personal fav love the busyness of the plants, really stocky
      1x Red alert tomato- looks okay bit weaker than the one in the quad grow, think i let this to do it own thing here.

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      Couple of pallet collars of strawbs in the background.

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      • #18
        View from the greenhouse door:​ quite bit of change from a month ago.
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        Back left 4 of Gh
        2x black cherry tom
        2x gd tom
        Very bush plants, not sure whether to thin the leaves out at the bottom, also stopped taking the little branch things out, and they now sprouting everywhere even from the base, one plant is starting to fruit, was expecting a few more tbh.
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ID:	2497356 I really need to cut these toms back, they seem to growing more leaves then anything else.
        No fruit, shall i pull the bottom shoots up from the soil and only leave one main stem? and cut all the spare laves out, can any on poiunt me to YT tutorial that is good?

        Front left- Crystal lemon cucumber
        di luca tom
        Sweet pepper California- will this need canes?
        cucamelon- ive wrapped this around a cane it looks very fragile is this right?
        and 4 more peppers, not sure what to do with these, would they be okay outside?
        i cannot remember what the little random plant is on the end, but growin it any way. ha

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        back right of GH
        2 melon top right of pic below- these look really bad, ive tried to train them with no luck, think i wll swap them for other melons in buckets on the floor that look more healthy, is this a good idea?
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        Chillis in front one big jim has lovely fruit on, others nothing yet


        • #19
          Back right of GH still in quad grows:
          Cucumber ashley- ties it self to bleeding everything, i have to un tie it from plants and put it back on canes, not sure if this hurts it little tentacles, and sweet pepper cali looks okay will this fruit soon?
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          ​ Front right in gh.
          more cucumber ashelys and tomato money maker and di luca i think.
          Next year i will put all the cumbers together they like to stick to everything and try and escape out of the windows.
          with the replacement melons and 1 tomato in front.

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          Front right in quad growss;
          Tomato alicante
          Cucmber ashely x2
          tomato money maker seem to be growin well, will look to only do cumber together next time they tie themselves to tomato is this an issue?
          Also they try and escape put the window.

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          Do i need to top plants they all seem to keep growing up and out of roof space? Oh and couple of other tomato in front
          Oh and also chilis in middle and back middle, only one big jim fruiting atm.

          I also have more pallet collars full of strawberry, raspberries, onions, climbing beans and runner beans, onions and other bits which i need to take photos of for another times. Look forward to you advice, if you think im doing something wrong, or missing on pruning ect let me know, because i dont have a clue just going with what i feel is right atm, which is mainly just water and water.
          thanks all.

          Oh yeah and my other hanging basket i have the strawberry summer breeze? i thinl? roots from t and M the ones that was on offer.
          this is by far the best one, i have couple of roots that have just done nothing, no leaves nothing. Are they dead? is worth pulling them up and getting other bits in baskets?

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          • #20
            Yey !!! That worked!
            "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple


            • #21
              You say you don't know what you are doing???
              You are doing a superb job
              Those plants look amazingly healthy!

              As far as the broken tumbling tomato is concerned, just carry on watering and feeding it, it'll bush up nicely.
              "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple


              • #22
                Jungle Jane
                ​​​​ What size pots do you out your peppers in.
                ive put all the peppers, melons and everything in 10l cheap flower pots.
                will they all be okay in these. Will daily watering be needed.
                No sign of any action with any of melons yet, theses seem to be hardest so far imo.
                Nicos thank you thats very kind. It's certainly getting there.
                Last edited by ghexton; 31-05-2020, 09:23 PM.


                • #23
                  They sound good containers,remember to fertilise with a tomato feed to swell the fruits massively. My melon plants are just past the seed leaf stage,really behind but summers long
                  Yes I’d water daily,careful the melon stem doesn’t get wet.
                  Last edited by Jungle Jane; 31-05-2020, 10:09 PM.


                  • #24
                    Hello All,

                    First cucumber harvested! love it!
                    couple style of salad, spinach and lettuce, oh and one deformed radish.
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                    Strawberries also starting to turn red cant wait for these, also stuck some straw down.
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                    Really starting to take shape now.
                    I might take some more photos of the GH at the weekend.
                    Big jim in there now is over 20cm!
                    Also may post some before and after pictures to see what has been achieved since getting the house a year ago.

                    Thanks All.

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                    • #25
                      Great to see how well things are coming on!
                      "Nicos, Queen of Gooooogle" and... GYO's own Miss Marple


                      • #26
                        Its looking really good. Nothing tastes as good as your own.


                        • #27
                          You’re doing well,that looks a great salad


                          • #28
                            Hello All,
                            Going to do a pew posts here. Illl start with before and then do now. Hopeful this gives you all into a insight of the my first year gardening.
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                            • #29
                              This is now.
                              Back door view
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                              New seating area built:
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                              Greenhouse and Shed and strawbs:
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                              Herb row:​
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                              • #30
                                Greenhouse ATM:
                                Still no toms ready, had good few cumbers but they all seem to be dying now.
                                Couple if chilli harvested big jim's, moved couple put side
                                Few peppers starting to fruit now also.
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