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hi, i retire in a few months time and want to grow my own salad items. i prefer to have a greenhouse on a solid base as my garden is quite waterlogged. do i have the base laid and then set the greenhouse on top at some point or have a contractor do the whole job while the base concrete isnt set?. thank you.
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- Posted: Fri. 8th March 2013 11:04
- Last reply: Sun. 10th March 2013 13:18
I have a lot of Foxglove 'Alba' plants in my greenhouse now which were sown from seed last year. They have done well over the winter and are looking healthy. Can anyone tell me if it's still too early to plant them out in the garden now? I'd like to make room in my greenhouse for other seeds if possible.
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- Posted: Thu. 28th February 2013 11:22
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I have just treated myself to a small greenhouse 6' x6' with no previous experience, is there anyone out there who could give me advice as to best way to start? Judging from other forum contributors there are more questions than answers!
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- Posted: Wed. 1st August 2012 09:31
- Last reply: Tue. 2nd October 2012 11:35
I have just moved into a new house which came with a greenhouse in the garden.Obviously it has not been used for some time because it is full of spiders and every other sort of insect,it also feels quite damp inside.I would like to use this to overwinter some tender plants, any ideas how i can get rid of the insects and the dampness (all the glass is intact but the flooring is just compacted soil) also if i need heating during the cold months what type is best. thanks.
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- Posted: Tue. 13th September 2011 13:31
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As some members already know, I have been 'running in' a new g'house. I had small ones before, but now have a more useful, larger one. I have never had such heavy crops as I am getting this year. I used canes tied to the structure and the little rings sold by the hundred to support the plants, but often wondered if that would be enough. It wasn't, and this morning I found a heavily-laden 'Alicante' plant collapsed in a heap. I have now added string ties to the other plants, and hope this will suffice (Other varieties are 'Sweet Olive' and 'Shirley'). What successful methods are employed by other members to prevent heavy tomato plants from collapsing under the weight of the developing trusses, please?
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- Posted: Sat. 6th August 2011 09:16
- Last reply: Fri. 20th July 2012 13:11
I have a new greenhouse in its first growing season. My tomatoes and cucumbers are suffering from something (see pictures) I am careful with watering, have slit the underneath of the gro-bags, have started to feed the plants. The cucumbers have a lot of leaf damage but do have some fruits appearing. They look weedy and not 'lush'. The tomatoes are weedy, have some flowers (not many) but non set as yet. I do shake them daily.
My Peppers and Chillies are thriving and look robust and fine.
The greenhouse has not got too hot and I use lace curtaining for shading.
The tomatoes have been grown by me from seed.
My seed cucumbers all died and I replaced them with bought plants. Can anyone advise me as to whether to continue with them or take them out of the greenhouse altogether. Help!!!
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- Posted: Fri. 17th June 2011 18:56
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I have a Black Hamburgh grapevine growing in a cold greenhouse that fruits very well.Would anyone know of other edible fruit or veg that require similar growing conditions?
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- Posted: Mon. 2nd May 2011 15:46
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Does anyone know where I can get hold of very small plug cell trays I have just received 50 small plug plants from sutton seeds the cell tray they use is only 6"x4" and holds 50 plugs I am after something very similar to these as I have limited space
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- Posted: Wed. 27th April 2011 11:16
What should I grow for year round cut flowers from a small frost free greenhouse?
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- Posted: Wed. 13th April 2011 11:00