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Aubergines in a greenhouse

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 17:33

c peters, this is the first year I have had a greenhouse so it's still fairly new to me. I have grown tomatoes, peppers, chilli peppers and as an experiment carrots in a pot. It's also been the starting point for seed sewing including runner beans, French beans,  Swiss chard, cos lettuce, crook neck squash and courgettes. Also sewn seeds of cosmos, sweet peas, cornflowers and lavender. Just constructed some raised beds for veg growing next year so I think the greenhouse is going to be full to capacity.

Raised beds on a previously weedy lawn

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 09:09

Thanks everyone for your input. Now for the hard work. At least the sun is shining.

Raised beds on a previously weedy lawn

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 21:15

I think I have decided to skim off the grass and go through each bit to edaticate weeds with tap roots. It's going to take time but I think turning the grass/sods upside down and covering with cardboard then compost/manure will work, hopefully.

My family have high hopes for the veg beds having been here for the construction. No pressure then?

Raised beds on a previously weedy lawn

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 10:43

It seems to be the easiest option. The reason for using the cardboard was because of the weeds. Another reason for the raised beds was because of tree roots under one of the beds. The tree is coming down soon as it is too big for the spot it is in and despite a heavy cut back in the spring it has grown into the overhead telephone cables again. Don't want to be responsible for everyone losing their phone/internet connection!

Will weeds with tap roots die off under the cardboard/soil or should I remove them?

Raised beds on a previously weedy lawn

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 10:05

Yesterday we constructed four raised beds on a rather weedy lawn. The garden slopes slightly so the top sides of each bed are 8" high and the bottom sides 12". 

I have removed some of the grass but wonder if I could get away with either turning the grass over and perhaps covering it with cardboard, then topsoil and leaving it over winter. Any advice appreciated.

Aubergines in a greenhouse

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 20:55

philippa smith2, Peppers doing well. Chillies have been fantastic. Got 65 in the freezer and still more to come. Hoping for warm and sunny October as well. Let's hope we are lucky.

Aubergines in a greenhouse

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:49

Thankfully I now have several aubergines on the three plants in the greenhouse, all are now a reasonable size but have not ripened fully yet. As the nights are getting colder is there any hope they ever will?

Aubergines in a greenhouse

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 22:58

Thank you Cares for the link. I have been misting the aubergine plants but not as regularly as I think I should have. A lot of the flowers have fallen off and no fruit produced. Will keep them requally misted from now on and will report back. Many thanks.

Aubergines in a greenhouse

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 16:47

I've recently moved to Devon and am lucky enough to have a greenhouse for the first time in my life. thought I'd have a go at growing aubergines. They are doing well with lots of flowers on them. My question is should I restrict the number of flowers on each plant. At the moment I can only see one tiny aubergine. Any advice would be appreciated. I am keeping them well watered and give them a dose of tomato feed each week. Oh and they are in 10" pots.

Agapanthus - can you propagate from seed?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 12:09

Many thanks for the link. I am still making my way around this site so your assistance is much appreciated. I will give it a go. Nothing ventured, northing gained.

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