Tag Archives: Fletching Glasshouses

The great nematode famine.

By | January 9, 2013

Despite at least three or four nights when the temperature here has gone down to -5C before Christmas, the little blighters are still flourishing like the green bay tree and homing in on the Pak Choy and Tatsoi with knives and forks in hand. We are going to be under siege for months to come.

Autumn Vegetables – where did the summer go?

By | September 8, 2012

If you are under glass or have a polytunnel you still have time to plant things up to overwinter. You will get a catch crop by the beginning of November that you can continue harvesting through out the winter. As long as they have some green left they will regenerate when the light turns in the middle of February and will keep you in fresh greens through the hungry gap into May when the new seasons plantings start to work.

Fresh Salads and Chard from the Glasshouses

By | September 15, 2011

Part of the trick with growing things commercially is that you always need to have something to sell. So for us we expect to have a good crop of peppers and aubergines and squash over the next couple of months with about half a dozen beds of sweet potatoes coming through.

However our main focus is on providing a succession of chard and spinach that will take us through to Christmas.

Planting Leeks

By | March 24, 2011

We’ve just planted out some leeks in the glasshouse. As commercial growers we need to make sure that the spacing is right so as to deliver the optimum yield and make the plants easy to weed. We use a bamboo grid to plant them at approx 13cm centres which means we can use the 8cm small wolf tools – hoes, rakes etc to keep the plants clean.