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What are these?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 08:54

My daughter has a small indoor greenhouse. She has overwatered it and water has accumulated at the bottom in the gravel. She has found dozens of small white/pale grey creatures, some with purplish markings, in the gravel and on the plants, all of these are about 1 cm long. She thinks they are slugs but I'm not sure. What could they be?

chilli peppers

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 17:53

I grow Apaches and Joe's Long (both quite hot but not overly-so. I sow mid-March and keep them indoors on a sunny windowsill until about mid-April. Then they go in large pots in a cold greenhouse. Every year I get millions of fantastic chillies and I never lose a plant! I just throw most that I pick into a plastic tub and freeze them and they are just as good all winter as they were fresh. The Apaches I use in most spicy recipes but the Joe's Long are good roasted in oil.

Cold Greenhouse Tip

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 12:33

I keep my cold greenhouse above zero on cold nights by burning one or two candles on a plate and under a plant pot. These fat candles burn happily all night and raise the temperature 3 or 4 degrees - just enough to stop any damage to my tender seedlings.

aubergines

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 16:42

I am growing aubergines in pots in my greenhouse. Will they sprawl or be a bush or should I stake them?

cougettes

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 14:10

Can I put them in a pot outside then? How large does the pot need to be and how tall do they grow?

Seedlings

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 13:18

I can't pot them on yet as don't have enough room for them - I always find it difficult to start plants off - once they're off, it's too warm in the house and too cold in the greenhouse.

cougettes

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 12:17

Can I grow my courgettes in a greenhouse? After I put them in individual pots, what care should I give them?

cucumbers

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 12:11

I've sowed passandra. Some advice says remove all laterals on all-female varieties. Others say leave the laterals to grow. What is best?

Seedlings

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 10:41

I have germinated tomato, cucumber and zinnia on sunny windowsills but now they are getting leggy and have their first true leaves. Can I move them into my cold greenhouse, the temperature of which drops to 3-4 degrees at night?

Advice needed please

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 12:48
Sarcococca hookeriana var.digyna sounds like a good one - what do you think?

Thanks for that.

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What are these?

slugs? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:58

Cold Greenhouse Tip

Keep the frost out! 
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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 13:58

aubergines

in pots 
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Last Post: 03/05/2015 at 22:31

cougettes

greenhouse 
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Last Post: 04/04/2015 at 08:57

cucumbers

all female 
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Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 14:52

Seedlings

where? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 13:18

Advice needed please

Container plant 
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Last Post: 13/12/2013 at 16:28
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