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My Greenhouse in January.


By teegee


The heat is on for the start of another season.

There is not really a lot that can be done at this time simply because, if I start too early, I have plants waiting around for a long time waiting to be planted out.

Things such as Onion and Shallot seeds which need a long growing season and are affected by day length can be sown now.

I often sow biennials that some would say should be sown in the autumn in a coldframe, or cool greenhouse at this time.

I find this saves me looking after plants during the winter, and the fact that germination is quicker on a hot bed, the plants soon catch up to their autumn sown counterparts.

The other thing I like to get going is my Chrysathemums as I need them to be producing basal growth that will be used as cuttings next month.



600 Washed pots;

Pots stacked for storage;

Old propagator with bust heating element being utilised on the hot bed;

Germination trays on hotbed;

Chrysanthemum stools producing basal growth;

Basal growth forming;

Onions and Shallots in propagator;

Biennials and Sweet peas on hot bed;

More biennial seeds germinating on hot bed;

Sweet pea germinating;

Sweet pea seedling;

Germinating seeds;

Lupin seedlings;

Germinating Onions and Shallots;

Red Onion seedlings;

Shallot seedlings;

Onions ready for pricking out;

Pricked out Onions growing on hotbed;

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you must be self suffiecient for veg teegee. I mange a few crops in pots around the garden too much shade otherwise.

26 Apr, 2012


Depends how you define " self suffiency" but it would be fair to say I don't do so bad!

Some months we don't need to buy any veg,but on other months we have to buy out of season veg.

I usually can pick something fresh for around ten months of the year and use surplus veg that has been frozen for the rest of the year.

26 Apr, 2012


Lovely to see the new growth sprouting.
And very tidy. I'm adding to GoYpedia :o)

27 Apr, 2012

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