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The greenhouse in January

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Taurman was asking about setting up his greenhouse.
This is how mine is in January.
Looking from the garage end which is the usual door we use.

From the middle looking back to the garage.

From the garden end looking back to the garage.

This back quarter has aluminium staging with a lower shelf for storage.

Hubby bought me one of the deep trays for compost mixing and potting up. In the summer it gets moved so that I can grow smaller peppers and basil etc.

Opposite on the right of the aluminium staging are old wooden staging tables for temporary storage of plants. These come out in the summer when there are toms etc in the ground.

Plants are stored in trays so they can be watered easily.

Pots of bulbs are in dark grey trays then I have orange trays of other plants on top of them. I regularly check for growth but so far few on the bulbs are showing top growth, lots of roots though.

I don’t have a sitting area in here as if its nice we sit outside.
Hope this helps Taurman.

Oh and yes that is a cabbage in a bowl of water. They keep nice and fresh this way.

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That's a huge greenhouse, and all those wonderful seedlings, looking so healthy. Trying to enlarge to see what you've got in there, apart from the cabbage.

17 Jan, 2017

 

off the top of my head:
young plants: are doroconium, delphinium, echinacea, gaura, verbena, aquilegia, amonella, scabiousa [3 different varieties] eryngium, digitalis, achillea 'cassis'...

cuttings/lifted and split plants:
hollyhocks, asters, Lychnis, hosta, monarda, verbascum, I.ungucularis, gallardia, Dianella, Fuchsia, osteospermum, ...

bulbs/corms/rhizomes:
allium 5 varieties, daffs, chasmanthus, tulips, fritillaria perisicaria, gladioli, bearded iris 'loop the loop', I reticulata, hyacinths ...

there was a 10x 8 when we came here and we brought our 10x8 from the other house as they didn't want it. so hubby bolted them together to give me 20 ft of glass.

17 Jan, 2017

 

Wow that's one busy greenhouse...looks like you have been busy in there. Bet it's lovely working in there.

17 Jan, 2017

 

What a great set-up - all so neat and organised, full of promise!
I might borrow your idea of using a large grit tray for potting - much better than the elderly wooden drawer I use.

17 Jan, 2017

 

i love pottering in there it is very relaxing. mind the mice enjoy storing sycamore seeds in the bottom trays.

I don't think he paid too much for it Stera.

17 Jan, 2017

 

My word that is some glasshouse!! it would take up most of our garden, looks so well organised and everything seems to be doing well!

17 Jan, 2017

 

IT all seems very organised.
The amount of work some GOYers put in makes me feel tired just looking at it!

18 Jan, 2017

 

Believe me I'm not that tidy. There are days when I have to buckle down and pots away etc ;o)

18 Jan, 2017

 

A marvellous demonstration of the best use of space.
Congratulations !
We will all now attempt to improve.

18 Jan, 2017

 

I guess you need to keep such a large Greenhouse in order,Sbg,and you are certainly doing that..It's brilliant to be able to have all that space..so well organised too,and so many plants etc..It's great :o)

18 Jan, 2017

 

it also gets called in to use for when hubby needs to dry painted bike bits. they get hung up on wire from the electricity cable that is strung from the roof. So we do share lots of resources. Thinking about it I don't use his garage for anything and he doesn't use my shed space.

18 Jan, 2017

 

All purpose then ? good idea..We only have a garden shed,but each have our own half ,and it works very well.. :o) I can make do with a cold frame and a mini growhouse for my small garden,and some racking in our Conservatory over winter..it's enough now,as I've cut back this last couple of years...

18 Jan, 2017

 

Wow, that is a potential garden-full.

19 Jan, 2017

 

I keep saying I will grow less but cant quite manage it. :o)
There are lots to go in the garden, but I will be selling many of the duplicates and then that money goes to one of three cancer charities that I support. The local hospice and Marie Curie/Macmillan nurses. I have a stall in the village hall twice a year: all the money from that goes to the charities. Every month I sell plants at our HPS group and 1/3 goes to our local HPS group and then 1/3 of the money buys compost or new plants for me. The remaining 1/3 to the charities.

So the greenhouse gives me lots of pleasure and the knowledge that my hobby helps others too.

19 Jan, 2017

 

That is one heck of greenhouse space, Sbg! I would be in my element in there ... and it's great to read of your charity contributions too ... :o)

19 Jan, 2017

 

What worthwhile destinations for your surplus, you are to be congratulated.

19 Jan, 2017

 

Interesting storage... Added to GoYpedia.

19 Jan, 2017

 

Well its a fact you are not going to be bored are you, all looking very healthy Seaburn, I wish you well when its time for the plantsales...

20 Jan, 2017

 

spent 3 hrs in there today. Sowing my sweet peas: I'd forgotten them. I also potted on the Doroconium as their roots were just coming out of their small [7cm] pots. I moved some plants out into the cold frame [I reticulate, tete et tete, a hardy saxifrage and crocus]. Its too soon to get the propagators on for other seeds though I am getting itchy fingers. :o)
thanks for the good wishes for my sales lincs.

20 Jan, 2017

 

Oh all very impressive, looks like a work in development, growing and changing with time. Must get a move on as things are beginning to show signs of life here. Thank you for the ideas, will do some posts as I go, happy gardening. Thurman

4 Feb, 2017

 

Many pots have been in the cold frame for the last 2 weeks and about 2 dozen have been sold :o)

Thing is I bought more plants yesterday, some to split and propagate, some just for me.

4 Feb, 2017

 

Is it warmer in Cork due to the Gulf Stream ?

6 Feb, 2017

 

Yes we lived in East Anglia for years which I read is the driest bit of UK and moved to Cork/Kerry border to 1000 feet so from one extreme to another. The greenhouse will help. I remember we used come here for a weekend in Spring and growth would be two to three weeks ahead of East Anglia due to mild temps. Yet I note when I go down to local town which is 800 feet lower the spring has really taken off. I think the soil is cold and of course the wet puts a damper on growth.the constant wind is also a big issue, the Davis I planted by the walls are being cocky but the more exposed are struggling.

23 Feb, 2017

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