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The greenhouse is like a chilli farm!

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

I’ve been catching up on planting out, tomatoes, chilli peppers (sweet and hot) in the greenhouse, this year has been so warm I’m weeks ahead (flowers already on my tomatoes!), the problem is, we can get frosts up until the second week of June, in these parts!

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But the plants are growing so fast, that they really need to be moved on into their final pots. The greenhouse is like a chilli farm, so many chillis germinated this year.

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So I now watching the weather for any frosty nights, the greenhouse is heated with a 2kW propane heater, and it’s also insulated with bubble wrap –  but this is just there to keep the temperature above 3 degrees C – to avoid jack frost!

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I’ve got a remote thermometer in the greenhouse beaming back live temperatures to the house!

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Another disasterous year for tomatoes

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Cleaning up for the autumn, and here’s a picture of my poorly tomatoe plants with blight. Another year of no tomatoes, next year if I decide to grow any, I think I’m going to have to grow them under glass or shield them from wind or rain.

tomatoe plants with blight

tomatoe plants with blight

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July 2009 Tomatoe update

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

Since planting out into the grow bags, my tomatoe plants have done very well with the hot summer days, followed by the thundery showers.

tomatoe plants in July 2009 next to shed

tomatoe plants in July 2009 next to shed

tomatoe plants in July 2009 next to greenhouse

tomatoe plants in July 2009 next to greenhouse

potted tomatoe plants

potted tomatoe plants

Even the potted tomatoe plants – Tombling Tom Red, which were damaged and wilted by the sun, have come back, after I chopped them back, and been watering twice a day since. So I live in hope that I’ll have some tomatoes this year!

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Planting out tomatoe plants

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Due to, too much light, my tomatoe plants have “bolted”, and are very “leggy”. Anyway best plant them out, there not going to produce tomatoes in the porch!

before planting out

before planting out

A stack of growpots, helps promote growth and saves water. This year I’m using two growbags to double-up the depth of compost. The growpots will also help as more compost is deposited in the collar.

tomatoe plants planted out

tomatoe plants planted out

tomatoe plants next to greenhouse

tomatoe plants next to greenhouse

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Tomatoe Update

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

An update on the tomatoes and chilli plants growing in the porch. Tomatoes are doing very well, chilli plants are very slow growing, I may transfer into 3″ pots now. I’ve been asking people, if they want any free tomatoe plants, not had any takes yet! I don’t know what’s the matter with them, if I was offered FREE tomatoe plants, I would take them. The weather has been so warm outside, that two of my tomatoe plants were severely affected by heat and wilted, one has recovered fully, the other looks very poor.

Tomatoe Plants in Porch

Tomatoe Plants in Porch

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