I’ve had my greenhouse for over 6 months now and I still love it. One of the things I wanted to find out was would I be able to grow tomatoes in it during winter.
When I was at the Flower and Garden Show recently I asked someone from the Digger’s Club, of which I’m a member.
I was told that I wouldn’t be able to do it without grow lights. Not to keep it warm but to give the greenhouse more light during the short days of winter.
I have to admit I found that disappointing. I have a heater for it now and an Inkbird Temperature Controller so when the house gets below 10 C then it will heat it to 12. During the day if it is sunny that will keep it very warm.
I just don’t want to think of something else I need. So this winter I’m just going to give it a go and see what happens.
Take a look at how well they are growing so far.
They have grown so tall they are hitting the roof. I have had to trim them off. Part of the reason for that is also so the plant will concentrate more on the fruit rather than the plant.
There are tomatoes all over them and I am really hoping that they ripen before it gets too cold. So far the leaves haven’t turned yet on most trees, well the ones in my garden. The days are still beautiful, most of the time. We did get a heap of rain earlier this week, which was great, but the sun has been shining most days.
We can get warm weather into May and I really hope that happens this year. It is all an experiment I suppose, so time will tell how it all goes. I have really struggled to find any information on this, so I do feel like I’m on my own.
I just hope we don’t get any early frosts. Fingers crossed.
Have I told you how much I love my greenhouse?