Thursday, 26 May 2011

A Greenhouse Update.....


Horrible, horrible weather today so no allotment for me..... At least my plants won't need watering :-) I thought I'd share with you the progress of some of the things I've got growing in my greenhouse....

These are my pumpkins. I'm hoping I might be able to get at least one that's big enough for carving this year. Something ate mine last year - and it wasn't me!!! These will be going to the allotment soon.

I've kept one of them in a big pot in the greenhouse. Not sure how it will do for space in there but we'll see!

More veg destined for the allotment: This is my broccoli. I've built some sort of a structure (that looks nothing like it did in my head! Piccies soon....) to keep them safe when I move them to the allotment, hopefully next week....

Some onions.....

And a bit of beetroot.... The seeds I've sown at the allotment haven't been doing too well - something's been nibbling the leaves :-( 

And then a pepper plant I'm going to keep in the greenhouse..... The pepper seedlings I bought earlier in the year died (frost, I think) but this one is grown from seed.....

My tomatoes will be staying in the comfort of the greenhouse.... Very happy with how they're growing. I love the smell. Reminds me of when my Grandad grew them when I was little :-)

Lots of hopeful little flowers.....

.....and one almost tomato :-) Woohoo!

And then my current pride and joy - my strawberries! Still green at the mo, but soon......

I've got a few people visiting me now who have proper allotments and know what they're doing so if you're one of those people and you see that I'm doing something silly or missing something completely, pleeeeeeease tell me! I would really appreciate your advice :-)


Love 'n' hugs,


  1. It looks like you're doing fantasticly from here! :) One thing tho, that 'pepper' in the black pot looks very like a tomato from the pic... :)

  2. You know, I was thinking that myself.... But I don't have any tomato seeds and it was definitely pepper that I planted....?!? xx

  3. Aha! Just thought! Home-made compost! Mystery solved :-) xx

  4. Oooh Mel this is looking good. My dad used to grow Purple Sprouting broccoli so I shall be interested to see your Broccoli protector.
    Jack xx

  5. Mel, your plants look fabulous--we're redoing our garden this year, so I'm not putting out anything, and we'll have to rely on the farmer's market . . . at least our strawberries are setting on, but not as big as yours yet!

    Thank you for sharing for sharing your link with what's growing with you!

  6. Wonderful! Hope you have a great and tasty harvest!