Monday, June 9

Garden Greenhouse - update

It has reached the point where the garden greenhouse is set to take on a new role and so much of Sunday afternoon was spent sowing more seeds, potting up  and generally reorganising the garden greenhouse.

This is now the view from the greenhouse door. As usual click the image for a larger view to read the labels.
First let's take a closer look to the left.
On the staging just inside the door the indoor cyclamen raised from seed collected from house plants.
On the rest of the staging are cucamelons, sweet peppers and aubergines. All these will soon need to be moved into larger pots.

Down on the floor are two potted dahlias, pots containing a third sowing of annual flowers that will be planted on the plot, young sweet corn and lettuce plants and newly sown seeds - French beans, wallflowers and sweet Williams.
On the staging at the far end of the greenhouse are pots of red leaved basil, spring onions and garlic chives. The small trays contain winter brassica seedlings and there is also some lettuce plants to be planted out on the plot.

Now looking to the right of the door.
The tomatoes have been planted up into growbags with growing rings added.
Behind them are various young plants and cuttings that will move out before the tomatoes are fully grown.
Just inside the door are our two fig trees and a couple of pots of osteospernum. The osteospernum overwintered in the greenhouse and at the moment look too good to be put out to suffer the unpredictabale weather.
Figs are swelling on the larger of the two plants and above creeping across the roof, grapes have set on our Himrod vine.
Last year the tomatoes grown in this greenhouse were a waste of space - most developing blossom end rot so here's hoping that we have more success this season.

32 comments:

  1. I love to see your greenhouse. The herbs look so stunning. I have ever grown red leaved basil, but the leaves had greenish color . The picture on the package was similar to yours. I don't know why. Too much shady or to wet weather... I'm not sure.

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    1. I'm not sure what would affect your basil, Endah but it can be a fussy plant.

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  2. All looking good. We were doing the greenhouse shuffle yesterday too, getting the tomatoes in to their final positions. I'm using the same method as last year for my outdoor tomatoes, a growbag cut in half and stood on its end, it worked really well. How do you go about using the rings? Do you buy extra growbags to fill them with?

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    1. Yes, Jo we buy and extra grow bag to fill the rings.

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  3. Wow - you could use a full time gardener Sue! So much on the go and so orderly!



















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    1. We have two half time ones, Alain so I guess that is a full time equivalent. I has had a tidy up in there. You wouldn't have said it was orderly a week or two ago.

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  4. It is all looking so productive and the greenhouse looks huge or is that just an optical illusion

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    1. It does look bigger than in real life, Elaine but it is fairly big at 10' x 20'

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  5. your greenhouse is so organised. Amanda x

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  6. It certainly looks as if your greenhouse is delivering good VSR, Sue! I don't know how you find the time to look after all that lot. You must be a very efficient worker. Are any of your tomatoes setting fruit yet? Mine (outdoors of course) have quite a few flowers on, but no fruit just yet.

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    1. It's called not having to go to work, Mark. No flowers yet as we tend to sow seeds later.

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  7. I envy you this great greenhouse :) I always wanted to have one. This would help me a lot..
    Husband promised me to build one in the future :)

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    1. Fingers crossed that it is the near future, Dewberry.

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  8. I've always wanted a greenhouse. Not that I'm likely to get one here, but I do dream.

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    1. It's good to have dreams, Daphne,

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  9. It all looks really healthy and beautifully organised in there. I love the fig with the flowers around it, so pretty.

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    1. Wunderbar! What a variety, I am amazed, ! I am interested in the system you are growing your tomatoes. Are there anywhere in your blog more details?..and you remind me to sow some winter brassicas.
      Viele Grüße
      Sisah

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    2. It's why we can't bring ourselves to pit them out, CJ. They look so happy and right there.

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    3. Sisah green rings are pushed into circular holes in the large growbags. The tomato is then planted into middle of the ring as if planting in a plant pot. You need an extra growbag to plant into. The idea is to give extra root space. To water and feed you apply to the outer ring. I hope that helps.

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  10. Lovely post Sue you greenhouse is looking good and what is the topping on your alpine strawberry's wondering if I am growing my black ones in the wrong stuff

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    1. It's vermiculite, Linda. We cover most of our seeds with it rather than covering with compost. It lets light through which some seeds need and also cuts down on algae growing on the surface.

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  11. Looks well used and a great variety of plants! I can never manage to grow basil very successfully and your purple looks really good.

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    1. Ours goes over quickly, Kelli

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  12. What a glorious space, I think I'd move in there if I had it. I love to have a cuppa in mine, but it's tiny compared to yours. Lovely to see what's going on in there....and there sure is plenty happening! I liked how you managed to label all the plants, I do wish I could do things like that but sadly I'm an old technophobe!xxx

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    1. We use the summerhouse for coffee breaks, Snowbird but before that we had a break in the greenhouse.

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    2. Forgot to say the labelling is easy using a free download - Picasa3 - it creates the collages too.

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  13. I have greenhouse envy! It all looks very organised and healthy. xx

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    1. That's not always the case Debbie - it can be a complete mess.

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