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Sowing tomatoes cold greenhouse

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 12:09
Rodgy-dodge, hope you meant to make us laugh - what a disaster!
Frank, by messy I meant, starting seeds on the spare bedroom windowsill inevitably leads to bits of compost getting everywhere. And watering is awkward. This, despite keeping them on plastic meal trays. Also worry I'll drop them when I carry them in/out and up/down stairs.

Sowing tomatoes cold greenhouse

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 08:50
That's very interesting Frank. I wonder if tomatoes are tougher than we might think and if it's sunshine that's more important. All things considered I've decided to start them on the spare room's windowsill then once germinated move them to the cold greenhouse with bubble wrap underneath and fleece over at night. If they die I can always do them again.

Sowing tomatoes cold greenhouse

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 22:15

Thank you Hostafan1. Thought someone might say that.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 20:08
I also mowed the lawn! And weeded a bit and mulched a bit. Lovely! Ah, got my life back.

Sowing tomatoes cold greenhouse

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 20:02
Please could someone tell me when I can sow tomato seeds (and cucumbers, etc) in my unheated greenhouse. I live in York where it's been warmer in the daytime but the weather forecast continues to predict as low as 1 degree centigrade at night. One year I was successful doing it in February. Last year I kept them in the house on a windowsill but it was messy. What to do...

Plants for edging a path

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 00:00
Carol, I researched long and hard for a similar position and got 1 of each for planting in front of a fence. : Osmanthus x burkwoodii AGM, Photinia ?? fraseri 'Red Robin' AGM & Elaeagnus x ebbingei - ebbingers silverberry. And you can have them as a hedge too if you want.


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 21:38
That's brilliant, so pleased with your responses. Thank you so much.


Posted: 20/03/2014 at 21:35

Talkback: How to grow sunflowers from seed

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 19:45

Could you start hardening them off outside for a while each day. (I know it's a pain bringing them in and out.) I'd pot them into bigger pots so that they are more sturdy and bring them back in if cold weather is forecast, and then out again when it's mild. And you could sow some more now, for insurance. Is there some way you can stack them?

Advice with a planter

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 19:36

I'd definitely make drainage holes. I tried planting various things in a planter with none and the rain just sat in it and the plants died. Also, as it's wood, I probably would line it, to help preserve it/protect it from the moisture. I've found that conifers are really thirsty so that might be something to consider. I was researching heathers to buy recently (on the RHS plant finder website as always). There are some that don't mind acid or neutral soil. So I wrote the names for those down and managed to get both at our local garden centre. Most will need to be in ericacious compost. I think I'd just go big and blowsy, cheap and cheerful, chop and change according to what's out at the time so you always have a colourful display in it. Experiment. But we all have different ideas.

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