Category Archives: Greenhouse Gardening

Gardening under glass, or in our case polycarbonate sheeting.

Shattered Dreams

Having fulfilled my dream of being the proud owner of a wonderful 12 x 8 foot greenhouse, I have been working away in my little sheltered paradise. For the first time I was having great success with all sorts of … Continue reading

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From little things big things grow

Before Christmas I took myself on a little adventure to St Heliers Convent in Abbortsford, Melbourne. Whilst there I discovered the most magnificent looking tree I have ever seen. At the time I had no idea what kind of tree … Continue reading

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The sweet taste of success

Maybe I am a sad, mad or a mix of the two, because harvesting produce from my garden brings me a remarkable amount of joy, no matter how humble the fruit or veg! Today I picked the tomato from the … Continue reading

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Tomatoes, my goodness I seem to be having a little success!

Back in November I posted my hopes that maybe having a greenhouse in which to grow my tomatoes may give me some success after a few years of bad luck with weather and blight. This week has been wonderful as … Continue reading

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The first harvest from the Greenhouse

It may only be one humble cucumber, but this is a cucumber I have lovingly tended myself, so yes, I confess to being a little excited to pick my first produce. I grew a crystal apple cucumber in the veggie … Continue reading

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There’s a hole in my plant!

Things have been growing brilliantly in the greenhouse, but a number of plants are sporting leaves with chewed edges and holes. I’ve looked over the leaves, no bugs visible, so who’s been munching on my veggies? The culprit became evident … Continue reading

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Under-nourished or over-watered?

I noticed this morning that one of my young Crystal Apple Cucumber plants was looking a little pale and yellow tinged. I feared that maybe they had suffered from over-watering as the irrigation timer appeared to have a mind of … Continue reading

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Tomatoes, will I have better luck this time?

Tomatoes, those sweet, juicy, red fruits that shout summer. Last year was a disaster in regards to our tomato growing efforts. The weather was so wet and the summer didn’t give us that much sunshine. We had minimal numbers to … Continue reading

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What a Drip!

With a short holiday approaching and so much good stuff going on in the greenhouse, we decided we really ought to get an automatic irrigation system set up to keep our plants from going thirsty in our absence. So, we … Continue reading

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Our first greenhouse

For many years we have wanted a greenhouse. A place to get seedlings started early when the weather outside is still cold. A place to try to grow some previously untried plants. I am not sure a greenhouse is a … Continue reading

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