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northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
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what not to put in the tunnel now?
« on: May 21, 2012, 06:05:25 pm »
as we have to work around the hens (no time to design everything towards a new fence!) I'd like to put as much in the tunnel and greenhouse as possible for now. Besides obvious heat lovers, what is ok and can put up with it? How will onions fare? Any recommendations what NOT to put in the warmth?
Cheers  :&>

deepinthewoods

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Re: what not to put in the tunnel now?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2012, 07:14:32 pm »
rocket, spinach and lettuce dont like the heat. onions should be fine i think.

Simon O

  • Joined Mar 2010
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Re: what not to put in the tunnel now?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2012, 10:13:26 pm »
Oops...we have been having great salads from our early PT grown lettuce rocket spinach (and radish)

northfifeduckling

  • Joined Jan 2009
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Re: what not to put in the tunnel now?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2012, 11:03:43 pm »
well, I reckon the issue is early bolting  ;D . maybe you are eating them quicker than they can bolt  ;D ;D :&>

Simon O

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Re: what not to put in the tunnel now?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 07:49:29 am »
Yes I am sure you are right, suitable for early/late salads in shoulder seasons but not throughout main growing season when will do fine outside

deepinthewoods

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Re: what not to put in the tunnel now?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2012, 08:33:59 am »
precisely that! :D

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: what not to put in the tunnel now?
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2012, 03:37:47 pm »
I grow my broad beans in the PT - my outside veg patch is a bit exposed, and they always do well.
 
Have tried this year onions inside too, in amongst the tomatoes, will see how they do...
 
Have found that spinach only early in the season ok, bolts of course, same for all kinds of salads.

 

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