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    Default Whew, green house planted up.

    Took a couple of days 8x6 GH.
    First removed tables and then dismantled benchs. All stored in shed till next year.
    6 growbags installed. I hate having to plump them up and break up the compressed compost. Really hard work. Its a bit easier as I sit on a little 3 leg stool. It was my Grandmas, I think it was a milking stool.
    Anyway 6 growbags thus ...
    2 mini munch
    3 large sweet peppers
    4 growbags with 12 assorted tomatoes.
    Only thing left to do is remove bubble wrap from roof and tie up the plants.
    I have a loft anti frost heater which works but has no thermostat, so its on permanently. I use a seperate thermostat set at 13 deg C
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    Its a good feeling isn't it Jimmy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren In Pots View Post
    Its a good feeling isn't it Jimmy
    Yes although some muscles dont!

    Next is outside growbags and then all the border plants need to go in.
    Work work work.
    Still tomorrow evening is pub time.
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    Did a little picture for my ref.
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    That's a lot of plants in a 6x8! Or maybe not - my first greenhouse year.

    I had planned one of each:
    Suttons grafted Gardener's Delight, Orange Paruche, Shirley, cucumber Delistar;
    sown-by-me Sungold and Red Alert;
    mail order tomatoes Black Russian, Czech Bush, chillies Filius Blue and Costeno Amarillo, Pepper King of the North and Snack Pepper, all from tomatoes-plants-direct (though yet to arrive)

    I think this adds up to six plants fewer than your greenhouse of the same size. Am I under selling the space?!!

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    It's my first year with a greenhouse too so i'm filling it up with as much as possible!!! I figured i can always dig some up later if they get too crowded! We live and learn...

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    So far, I'm loving my greenhouse. Nice cosy place to pot things up and potter around with plants. Fab!

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    I fill mine to the brim too. I'm taking a load of plants out of mine tomorrow and filling it with tomatoes and chillis tomorrow. Mine has a natural draft through it so I'm not too worried about it getting too hot or damp either, so I'm cramming it in!

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