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Grow bags in my greenhouse, need a little guidance.


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walltoall
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:44 pm    Post subject: planters greenhouses and great growth Reply with quote

Nosebleed.
I take off my hat to you. These pictures show that so far you are doing EVERYTHING right and I salute you. Only two points to maybe help you. Stuff growing in a greenhouse does not actually EVER have to be moved outside unless you have reasons of space etc. Your strawberries are looking spectacular especially seeing as how it's only the end of March. You are providing a 'micro-climate' or conditions such as one might find in the south of France or even the south of Spain. Down there I have seen hundreds of acres of glass used to produce cucumbers, capsicum, tomatoes, chilis. In Summer! So you are copying those conditions at 53N in early Spring! You are doing nothing wrong.

The other point is never to let any of the bags dry out. In that huge planter (which I lurve!) you can use a gardeners trowel to dig down a few inches any time you need to know if the soil is damp enough.

Your final question is what is "Loam"? In my definiton it is very rich moisture retentive soil, such as I had in my LUSK garden. It'll be very black, easy to dig, often with a lot of worm activity. Loam is the sort of soil we all dream of having.

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Nozebleed
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well walltoall..thanks for the lovely compliments. but i must stress i did'nt grow the majority of these plants myself...the tomato;s and cucumber in the black ceramic pots were grown from from seed i planted indoors but the have taken so long..my peppers aren't ready yet..still have a good bit to go..so i went out and bought the strawberries and other stuff that has labels were bought from the local garden centre..so i cant take the credit (wish i could)..

I was going to keep the cucmber tomato and peppers in the glass house and leave the rest outside. would this be ok? In setting up a blog!!! as its my first attempt at this..i'll pm you the address!! should be funny,
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you grow cucumbers in a normal growbag with tomatoes? Trying to work out how many I have space for in my greenhouse and wondering if they can be grown together?

By the way, love the growbags you have!! Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

monkeynic,
You COULD grow a cucumber in the same bag as a tomato, but they would have to share breakfast luch and dinner. Musch better to dedicate a bag to one plant or type. By doing this you give them more space to grow, a dedicated food source and individual attention.

Also what if you want to move a plant from one place to the other for some reason? Tomatoes need to be strung up differently from cucumbers as they grow. They have different feed habits, heat and sunshine requirements and watering needs.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nozebleed wrote:
In setting up a blog!!! as its my first attempt at this..i'll pm you the address!! should be funny,


Can you please post the address here or pm me also? Please keep the thread going though, very interesting following your progress and lotsa of things to pick up from it - for me anyways. Cheers!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok guy's here goes...the blog!! ..please dont be offended by anything written by myself or others it's all just a bit of fun.

http://mygreenhouseproject.blogspot.com/
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a little issue this morning..2 days ago i repotted some strawberry plants and now they're all droopy! So i 've propped them up in the hope that they make a quick recovery. just wodering if i should leave these in the greenhouse permanently? i have the space to keep them i there..i assume they will do better in the warmer climate.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also bought a new book yesterday...i have to say its very good. very easy to understand. i highly recommend it...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the others that i've found really helpfull


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

strawberries will be fine, most plants wilt or droop a bit when repotted....give a good watering when planting and they recover quickly. I brought in a dozen plants to the greenhouse in January, they are all going strong with flowers forming now. when they finish fruiting ill put them back outside. The dozen or so that i left outside are way way way behond them in terms of growth, but they will give a crop a few weeks after the indoor ones, avoiding the gluts and giving me a longer fruiting season
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took a few more shots today. I made a placed a slug trap between the greenhouse and the large planter..i was told to use a can of beer as this will attract and kill the slugs.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made a rough layout of my large planter!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I planted 2 little red onion seedlings to see how they do..I'll keep it covered just incase. Im planning on planting round carrot,spring onion,leeks and red onion in the large planter around 13th of april..


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Large Planter with cover!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also see some leaves coming up in my Potato bag! They were planted during first week of march..What should i do at this stage? and how should i water?


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