What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #285 on: June 08, 2015, 10:07 »
We built our greenhouse yesterday (finally - only took 4 months!). The instructions were terrible - so badly put together, missing out important points and very few diagrams. But we got there; it's glazed, just need to fix it down.

We dumped 1 dahlia into it last night so there was something in it, but today I need to get my staging up, get my toms and peppers in, then start tidying the garden.

Very happy though. It took so long to get built I still can't believe it's actually up.

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #286 on: June 08, 2015, 20:51 »
Took out all the staging and planted 4 more tomatoes in the ground. I've ordered some wide shelf brackets so I can keep the chillies indoors in pots and am having a think about how/whether to put a hanging basket in the rafters. I can see it won't be long till I have to cut my way in.

I am quite pleased to report I am on top of the sideshooting...and there are lots of flowers appearing on the tommie plants.

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #287 on: June 09, 2015, 19:28 »
Binned the 2 pots of basil they were very sick and covered in greenfly and gave all the green stuff which had run to seed to the chickens. Watered everything, even with the gravel trays under the pots things are drying out very quickly this year.

Im still considering removing the bench, it's handy and the heated cable is useful in the spring but it's taking up a lot of room  :unsure:  I'll have to make a decision quickly though as the cukes are starting to climb... So far behind again.  :(
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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #288 on: June 09, 2015, 19:51 »
prepared bed in PT for sweet potatoes tomorrow can wait no longer !
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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #289 on: June 10, 2015, 23:04 »
Dug out other half of my greenhouse, put down weed fabric and stones ready for potting the rest of my tomatoes tomorrow.
Half of sweetcorn potted as chitted really well. Shoots are enormous. Pot rest tomorrow as whole packet germinated unexpectedly  ;)
PSB showing shoots now too. Parsnips chitted and couple of them showing tiny sprouts.
Biggest tomato plants plants have few small tomatoes. Don't know which they are as were given.     
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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #290 on: June 11, 2015, 15:36 »
Opened the door to a wall of heat  :ohmy: Netting or nixol time I think.

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #291 on: June 13, 2015, 19:33 »
Dismantled the bench - it feels huge in there again now  :D

Cukes are on the floor which should give them another 2 ft to scramble up. Sideshooted - and potted some up.
The basil has something nasty, almost looks like weedkiller damage  :wacko: 
Pepinos are in flower so hopefully ripe fruit this year.
Nothing worthwhile from the comfrey press as yet so it looks like I might have to buy commercial tomato feed.  >:(

Given my continual problems with growing in the open Im tempted to lift the chippings and create beds in there for next season.

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #292 on: June 16, 2015, 19:44 »
Picked and ate my first ripe tomato....YUM!!!

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #293 on: June 16, 2015, 23:09 »
Potted all the rest of my tomatoes.
Sowed rest of chitted sweetcorn.
Plenty of little tomatoes on my plants and lots of flowers on tomatoes and cucumbers.
All of my free herbs are sprouting, aswell as PSB.
Greenhouse been up a few weeks but full already  :D 

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #294 on: June 16, 2015, 23:23 »
Two tomatoes turning red, Yey! :)
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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #295 on: June 17, 2015, 09:55 »
I'm miles away from ripe tomatoes - even from the plants I started in Feb  :mad:

I've put out the peppers in the top GH, fed and watered everything.  Lots of tomatoes with unset flowers, Im guessing that's the heat causing a pollen problem.
Cukes are beginning to look a little ropey, will have to keep an eye on them.
The basil is terrible - might kick that out into the open air to see if it will perk up.
Plenty of flowers on the pepino plants  :)

With everything back against the glass I have a 4ft gap in the middle which feels a complete waste of space  :nowink: I really do need to get a grip on how best to use the space in there.

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #296 on: June 18, 2015, 21:21 »
Gradually clearing out leftovers and am down to the cues (blasted 'la diva', well-named fussy little madam) and the Konsa's are out already on the plot with shelter and shading today.
Loads of tom plants, some set- me; the girl that can't grow toms.  Until I discovered cherry tomatoes- I've for pea sized ones, 100 and 1000s and gartenperle.  Chancing my luck on the seed circle ones as well- fingers crossed there.

Chillis looking ok, basil perked up (the lidl re-pots not the seedlings- they didn't come to anything; cold spring).  Brassicas all out.
Starting second sowings of peas and beans inside as the mices can't get at them.  Now I've having my first good pea harvest this year I'm a convert to raw peas  8) and I've never liked them cooked so hadn't bothered to grow them before!

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #297 on: June 23, 2015, 12:32 »
I spy with my little eye something beginning with C...

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #298 on: June 23, 2015, 16:00 »
I released 2000 Phytoseiulus persimilis mites onto my dwarf nectarine tree to see if they will help in controlling the spider mite problem. Insecticides and other methods have failed me so far.

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Re: What I did in the Greenhouse or Polytunnel today
« Reply #299 on: June 26, 2015, 07:17 »
About to clear out the strawbarries to replace with loads of different lettuce.



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