Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

Greenhouse Soil.


 
Most Recent Posts funny
Last post: tagwex
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Ado 2
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Greengage
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
Nozebleed
Rank attained: Vegetable garden tender


Joined: 26 Jan 2010
Posts: 751
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Greenhouse Soil. Reply with quote

I started cleaning out the greenhouse today...having dug up the tomato and cucumber plants im left with soil that is full of roots..what should i do with this soil? i was going to completely dig it out and scatter around my veg plot.. is this the right thing to do?

thanks!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
michael brenock
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Posts: 1275
Location: cork

PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if this is the first crop of tomatoes from this soil and if the roots were quite healthy then you could grow another crop or two in the same soil. it all depends then on how much soil has to be shifted and the availability of good fresh soil from your own garden or elsewhere. Soil from the glasshouse could be used very usefully in the vegetable garden. Do not bring soil into the glasshouse that has grown tomatoes or potatoes in the past 3-4 years.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
michael brenock
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Posts: 1275
Location: cork

PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if this is the first crop of tomatoes from this soil and if the roots were quite healthy then you could grow another crop or two in the same soil. it all depends then on how much soil has to be shifted and the availability of good fresh soil from your own garden or elsewhere. Soil from the glasshouse could be used very usefully in the vegetable garden. Do not bring soil into the glasshouse that has grown tomatoes or potatoes in the past 3-4 years.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Nozebleed
Rank attained: Vegetable garden tender


Joined: 26 Jan 2010
Posts: 751
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats great thanks michael. I decided to dig out the soil because i had raised the soil level using bags of multi purpose compost..i havwe recently dug the whole garden so im going to transplant that soil into the glasshouse for next year!

thanks again.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)