Amateur Gardening

Focus on…Winter greenhouses

THE tomatoes are down, and so are the cucumbers, but it’s not just nature that abhors a vacuum – we gardeners do, too! If you’re lucky enough to have an under cover growing space, it seems a shame to waste it during the chillier months. So, why not keep on cropping it throughout the winter?

Even if you’d assumed you couldn’t grow anything under glass (or, indeed, a polytunnel) from November until February, plenty of vegetables, herbs and salads can be started off now (see the panel, right). By insulating the area you’ll really open the doors to

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