Culling greenhouse plants

As it was – stuffed with plants and seedlings

As I’ve mentioned before, I do think that I was a bit naive in my seed sowing. I’ve ended up with an abundance of plants, certainly far too many for my poor little city garden and mini greenhouse to handle. So once again I’ve had to cull the plants that I have in order to ensure sufficient space for the survivors to thrive. It’s like the plant version of the X Factor only without the dodgy tans and overinflated egos. 

Removing shelving to make more space on the floor
The newly arranged mini greenhouse

I’ve reserved the mini greenhouse for tomatoes. This isn’t just because they’re probably my favourite vegetable, but also to protect them from blight which runs rife in the UK if you grow tomatoes outside. However, I still had too many. 

So I spent some time pulling up the shelving in my mini greenhouse and selected the strongest plants. It was a wrench throwing away the smaller specimens but it’s survival of the fittest here at Garlic Towers. So voila; my newly sorted and thinned mini greenhouse full of plants that now have space to grow up!

A month later, the tomatoes growing to their full height

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We farm a three acre smallholding in Hampshire, England, having fled London in pursuit of the good life for our little family. We mess about with an assorted menagerie and try to be as self-sufficient as possible in meat and fruit and vegetables whilst enjoying our plot and an outdoors lifestyle with our son. I am the luckiest person that I know.

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