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I was born in Guernsey (but now live in Brittany) and our main industry was growing tomatoes although that industry has now virtually disappeared. Growing tomatoes to a Guernseyman is like wine to a Frenchman, it's in our blood! I do not profess to be an expert, but I have picked up a few tips and techniques which work for me.
PLEASE NOTE due to ill health I have not kept up with this blog, however there is still a lot of information to look at from over the past few years. I will add the odd new post but some videos are missing from old post, I will re-create these one day.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Mini Greenhouse for seedlings

Only last week I was talking about a mini greenhouse for my seedlings, when low and behold the weekly publicite was delivered and La Fair Fouille had some on offer at 19.99 euros each. To be honest, I thought they would be smaller than in the picture, but was pleasantly surprised when I put them together. So I am all set for a place to house my seedlings for next year's bumper crops. They should just keep the frost off inside the polytunnel.
Bramble celebrated her 11th Birthday today, so she is sitting there guarding her presents. Well the big bone has virtually disappeared, but I am sure she will be pestering me all day to throw her new rope toy for her.  


  1. Hope you have the little "tea light" candles as well {smile}

  2. PS: Happy Birthday to Bramble :}>

  3. I think the tea lights might set fire to them. LOL.

    Bramble says thanks, she had a lovely day.

  4. Happy birthday to Bramble !!

    We got one of these before we had a greenhouse. Disaster struck one February night when a strong wind blew it over, depositing a bucketful of mixed seed compost in a heap as all the little seed trays were tipped out. We screwed it to the wall after that.

    The plastic cover ripped and was eventually discarded but the shelf unit by itself is very useful to put trays of plants for hardening off before they go into the ground. Ours was £20 from Homebase and a real bargain.

  5. Well mine will be used to keep the frost off when the seedlings are in the polytunnel, so should not get blown away, well unless the whole polytunnel does, but touch wood it has survived two winters.
    Bramble is lying comfortably in front of the log fire tonight, not that its that cold, but you know what dogs are like Jean!

  6. Spaniels, don't ya just love 'em! Nice post Steve. Those mini greenhouses are terrific value! Didn't realise you had this site, looks good.

  7. Thanks Andy, so you can see why I havent had time to sort the solex out yet.
    Mind you I do have a sort of proper job which luckily I only have to do flying visits to run.


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