Autumn Jump Starter Greenhouse Updates

2nd December 2022

Plants as apposed to tiny seedlings are much better equipped to cope with the low light levels and freezing temperatures.

Plant growth is almost at a standstill as we head towards the shortest day of the year.

30th November 2022

We worry so much about the cold it’s easy to forget that overheating can be much more damaging to plants and is still a real threat during winter.

29th November 2022

Ranunculus Update Watering and what to do if they wilt.

Ranunculus Update (29 November 2022) Watering and what to do if they wilt.

24th November

Move foliage away from the glass or plastic in your greenhouse to prevent leaf damage.

Greenhouse Update 22nd November

Spot watering. The Autumn Started plants have slowed right down now and the damp conditions mean we should only water individual plants as they need it.

Spot Watering

15th November Is you greenhouse in the right location?

The amount of light that plants receive makes a dramatic difference to plant health.

Is you greenhouse in the right location?

During winter when the sun is lower and the days are shorter, it’s a good idea to recheck the location of your greenhouse, especially mini greenhouses that tend to located where it’s most convenient.

During winter area of the garden may not receive the same amount light, or any direct sunshine at all.

To avoid fungal diseases such as damping off disease and botrytis, relocate mini greenhouses and ventilate daily. Light portable greenhouses are also at risk for tipping over so please secure well and weigh them down.

12TH NOVEMBER

SEEDS STARTED IN THE GREENHOUSE VERSUS SEEDS STARTED ON THE WINDOWSILL

Don’t be fooled by the weather, most seeds will not germinate well outside now, if you have any stragglers then a heat mat outside or a spell indoors will help them along (but not Orlaya, Larkspur or Wild Carrot, they need cold).

I won’t be starting any new seeds off now, the light levels are dropping quickly and it’s only a month until the shortest day!

That was quick wasn’t it!

I will start sowing again next year.

Are the roots escaping from the bottom of you pots, concerned you should be potting on?

Are the roots escaping from the bottom of you pots, concerned you should be potting on?

Often it’s just a case of water pooling in the bottom tray. Roots are pre-programmed to search out water, this doesn’t mean they need potting on and in some cases root disturbance this early can upset your seedlings.

Greenhouse Update 10th November

An update on the Ranunculus and Cornflowers

Greenhouse Update 21st October

Ranunculus are up and running 18th October

Ranunculus 18th October

Greenhouse Update 9th October Ammi majus update

9th October Ammi majus update

7th October Sweet Pea and Sweet Rocket Update

7th October Sweet Pea and Sweet Rocket Update

Greenhouse Update 29th September

We are now closing our greenhouse at night. Be sure to open up again in the morning especially if it’s sunny so your plants don’t overheat

Shut your Greenhouse at night

Greenhouse Update 28th September

28th September Revisiting the seeds we’ve sown so far