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Hi all, 
 What can I grow in the greenhouse over winter any ideas please


  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,831
    Only useful in winter if its heated, then you can grow salad leaves, or maybe get a head start on seed planting.
    Mine is used to overwinter half hardy plants as its unheated.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,052
    I only use mine to protect new cuttings or similar, but I don't really grow half hardy or tender stuff. When, or if, I do grow anything a bit iffy, I usually leave it till spring as it's not worth bothering looking after stuff over winter, because we have to wait a while longer here to plant them out anyway. 
    You can sow things like sweet peas and similar seeds/plants, which you can then pinch out to keep bushy, and have them ready for planting out in spring. They only need a bit of protection from the worst of the weather, so you can have them in a greenhouse and keep vents/doors open through the day at least.  :)
    As @philippa smith2 says - it does depend on what you like to grow and your location.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • I live in the Wirral so it looks like cleaning and getting ready for next year
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,420
    If you want some colour, you could try pots of bulbs. Protected from the worst of the weather,  they flower earlier than those in the garden. 
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    My greenhouses are PACKED all winter. I have a little frost-free one and a little unheated one. All my half hardies go in the unheated one while the tender plants are in the other. It means they can grow much bigger than starting from scratch every year and they come into flower much earlier. I have had some for years and they only go when they are too big for my husband to wrestle into the greenhouse. There's never enough room for seeds in the spring and sometimes there is hardly enough space for me to get in there to water them!
  • Yes I know how full the greenhouse gets in the spring
  • I've sown 7 seed trays of Digitalis purpurea 'Apricot' on heated mats (not sure that is correct) but if anyone has any advice on Lupins, I'd really appreciate the guidance. 
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