Comments: Just another manic Monday

Tab A into slot B... Looking good!

Once done will it hold enough warmth to over-winter plants? Or there must be another heat source, I would guess?

Posted by Scoakat on 16 November, 2020 at 8:21 PM

It does have 4mm glass (normal is 2mm), Scoakat, but, you are correct, it won't be enough to protect many of our more tender plants (which are currently crammed into the conservatory, or still down south).

Plan is to use the existing plastic-covered mini-greenhouses, plus horticultural fleece, for this year, and to work out the best way of heating for next year, to generate the minimum amount of greenhouse gas (a whole new meaning for the term!). That may be to make some kind of a 'winter partition' so we just heat a small part of it for the most tender plants. But, we'll see. It will be interesting to experiment.

Posted by Blue Witch on 17 November, 2020 at 1:46 AM

Not another "hart" attack on the plumber? As previously observed, your local deer must be very aggressive!

Posted by Tim W on 17 November, 2020 at 7:23 AM

That was the plasterer Tim, do keep up dear ;)

Posted by Blue Witch on 17 November, 2020 at 7:39 AM

Starting to look good your Greenhouse Witchy! When we had the (much!) smaller version at my mothers we insulated just half of it with bubble-wrap curtains as dividers. It worked pretty well. Mini-plastic greenhouses inside would probably be better still, I know that's what some Dahlia growers do to get an early start on their new cuttings based plants.

Do any greenhouses actually have 2mm glass these days? I suppose the upmarket manufacturers make a few just so they can say they're using thicker glass in their top end ranges... ;)

Posted by NiC on 17 November, 2020 at 2:57 PM

Thanks NiC, and thanks again for all your previous invaluable advice on said subject.

Don't forget that Hall's 10% off early order discount ends on 30th...

Posted by Blue Witch on 17 November, 2020 at 8:06 PM