Saturday, 5 May 2012
Friday was another cool and cloudy day with the maximum temperature failing to reach double figures again, managing a high of only 9.3°C. Overnight into Saturday morning the temperature fell to 0.8°C outside and 1.4°C in the greenhouse.
My greenhouse tomatoes aren't making much progress, to be truthful they’re not making any progress. To be fair I wouldn't try to grow tomatoes in the greenhouse in February but that’s pretty much what the growing conditions in the greenhouse correspond to at the moment.
The table above compares the average daily outdoor temperatures for the last 10 days of February this year with the last 10 days. As you can see February was warmer by 1.3°C, little wonder my tomato plants are struggling.
It’s not all bad news though. Our celery and celeriac plants are growing well. I was a little worried that they had become leggy when transplanted but now they look to be becoming strong and healthy plants. With the dull and cool weather it’s not been difficult to keep them on the damp side even in the greenhouse.
Posted by Greenfingers41 at 11:31