How to get the best out of my greenhouse


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I have a large greenhouse and in spring and summer it’s full to the roof but as soon as my toms and peppers and what not have finished it’s empty for nearly 4 months seems a shame it’s south facing and I’m saving up to buy a heater of some description any ideas what I could grow in there between autumn and spring ? I spent a lot of money this year on bedding plants ,shrubs and garden plants could I grow from seed in the greenhouse ready for spring ?any help would be great thank you
 
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@Leeski Try to get some bubble wrap and polystyrene boards as it will reduce quite a bit of money for the heater. This man was moaning about how expensive kerosene was in diy store. He said, "Nearly £8 for a tub." @Upsy Daisy is very good with her bottle method. If you put the seeds inside a bottle inside a greenhouse could save quite a bit of money.

I am glad that you have started this thread. Also, it might be a good idea to overwinter tender plants in your greenhouse and take cuttings there.
 

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You can sow seeds earlier in the greenhouse if it is south facing. But beware of damping off. Also tender plants can overwinter safely in a greenhouse. You could also take cuttings. Generally, your greenhouse can prolong your growing season!
 
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Thanks for the links and advice have decided to just do some winter veg in the greenhouse and bin the idea of getting a heater .
And use my conservatory as a greenhouse as easier to control temperature
 
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If you heat your conservatory, that's not a bad idea. My polycarbonate old lean to used to look after my plants. Now I have 2 solid walls, it's not so good any more.
 
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We never heat our greenhouse, hubs makes an inner....tent ( can't think of a better discription:LOL:) out of bubble wrap . I can
successfully keep things growing/ ticking over during winter with little problem.
As @alp said I am a great believer in the American Winter Sowing method....most can be safely left outside , but I also use the plastic milk containers as added protection for more delicate plants within the bubble wrap ' tent' inside the greenhouse during the winter.

http://upstategardenersjournal.com/winter-sowing-a-gardeners-winter-delight/
 
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