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Veg through the winter months

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 23:47

NH - It's not a silly Q. It's one I've considered this year when planning what to grow, to extend the growing season and make the most of the space available.  

I've tried Christmas spuds, these are best grown in bags and planted July/.August time using 1st or 2nd early seed spuds. You lengthen their growing period by bringing them under cover when the nights start to draw in and frost is threatened. Inevitably their foilage dies back end of October/ beginning of November depending when planted, but stored in a shed or GH  you can dig them up in December.I finished eating home grown spuds in February and started in July last year.

Some winter veg needs a long growing season, leeks and brussels spring to mind but there must be others but these don't need a grow house.

I'm planning leeks and turnip this year to pick over winter. Turnip will be a late sowing as I've kohl growing where they are planned.

I've yet to be convinced things grow in unheated GH and plastic grow houses over winter.

Did you have anything in mind to grow NH. 

red onions

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 22:07

 all is not lost. I'm confident they'll still be OK with some roots coming through.

Is it still fairly cold in Glasgow.

After mine went out they had a couple of nights of frost but are still OK. Plant them out and if frost is forecast cover them with fleece.   

red onions

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 00:11

Brycey D - your onions are fine and growing well, onions aren't clipped back, just wait till the soil is warm enough in your area to plant out, I'm in the NW and mine went out weeks ago but I'm in a sheltered spot.

Check to see if the roots are coming out of the bottom of your modules, if not then they aren't root bound and should be ok.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 23:49

HJ. My seedlings are just as confused, don't know whether to leave them out overnight or bring them in. We've had some warm days but the temp has plummeted at night.

Chillies, peppers and aubergines are still, ever so small, even though night temps have gotten warmer, only the toms are ready to be left out overnight.

Last year everything was twice the size 4 weeks ago    

Cold and dull here today.   

best cherry tomato?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 23:28

CanIDo This - It's too late to sow tom seeds even for the early fruiting varieties but you can purchase seedlings from your local GC.  

best cherry tomato?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 23:19

I'm still trying out different cherry varieties and grew Christmas Grape last year, it's a heirloom one, ever so tasty but I didn't read the destructions and grew it as a bush when it's a cordon. Surprisingly, it still produced lots of early tiny toms but finished cropping early. Floridity was the same.

I'm growing them again this year as cordons because they both produced lots of tasty toms despite having their side shoots left on. Would recommend both.  

Stamped on lilies

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:51

It won't throw up another spike. Friends daughter tripped on the path last year and grabbed a whole pot of lilies to brace her fall, they didn't grow back but are romping away now.

Trellis screen - any idea how much?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:27

Pete- I put up my own trellis a couple of years ago, with four trellis and 5 posts, materials cost approx £250 probably purchased half the materials you've used, with spikes, concrete, wood preserve etc the cost soon mounts up. I was surprised to pay £250 just for materials so with labour costs your quote sounds reasonable for a trellis twice the size.         

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 22:08

Like the camera Gg.

Didn't do alot in the garden today. Put out trays of seedlings this morning and bit the bullet this evening by leaving a tray with the biggest seedlings in the GH overnight. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 21:27

Cold, dull and cloudy here for most of the day. 

Not yet commited to leaving seedlings out overnight as the temprature keeps dropping drastically but spuds in bags are all pushingn up shoots and doing well.

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