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Gardening; cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes


Majordennisbloodnok
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Thread titled with the motto from a plaque we were given for our new greenhouse. Somehow it seems appropriate.

Context is that Storm Eunice claimed our last greenhouse so we took delivery of a replacement in early June. Up until that point, we'd anticipated that by sowing a few tomato seeds in a standard seed tray and a few other veg in some pots, all started off on a window sill in our sitting room.

Then we came back from holiday last Saturday to find all the stuff we'd replanted in the greenhouse had REALLY loved the warm weather. 48 tomato plants, all about 4' high and covered in flowers. I think we're going to have to freeze some produce....

It's absolutely stunning how well our veg has got going this year. Is anyone else seeing similar success?

105 m2 bungalow in South East England
Mitsubishi Ecodan 8.5 kW air source heat pump
18 x 360W solar panels
1 x 6 kW GroWatt battery and inverter
Raised beds for home-grown veg and chickens for eggs

"Semper in excretia; suus solum profundum variat"


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Barring the heat wave, we’ve not had great weather, but the veg garden is coming along nicely with plenty of fresh organic produce. Post some photos of your tomatoes. They sound amazing.

Caernarfon 18kW ASHP from Global Energy System – 6.16kW solar PV array
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Majordennisbloodnok
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Not a problem, Mars. Here's a before and after. Bear in mind that's just 5 weeks between the two photos.

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105 m2 bungalow in South East England
Mitsubishi Ecodan 8.5 kW air source heat pump
18 x 360W solar panels
1 x 6 kW GroWatt battery and inverter
Raised beds for home-grown veg and chickens for eggs

"Semper in excretia; suus solum profundum variat"


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