Winter Yields...How We Do It!

Winter Yields...How We Do It!

Dan
Dan
26 Jan 2017

It's tempting to spend January waiting out the cold. But you don’t have to - you can squeeze an extra crop out of your year by growing through winter. The guys in our shops are doing just that

Here’s what they’re growing.

Birmingham

There's loads on the go in Birmingham. The guys there are currently carrying out a side by side test – the Ebb & Flood System vs RhizoPots.  

IWS Ebb & Flood System (Chocolate Habanero Chillies) vs RhizoPots (Chocolate Habanero Chillies & variety of others)

Ebb & Flood System (Chocolate Habanero Chillies) vs RhizoPots (Chocolate Habanero Chillies & variety of others)

Chocolate Habanero Chillies in IWS Ebb & Flood System

Chocolate Habanero Chillies in Ebb & Flood System

NFT system with Naga Chillies (now fruiting)

NFT system with Naga Chillies (now fruiting)

Chocolate Habanero Chillies in IWS Ebb & Flood System

Chocolate Habanero Chillies in Ebb & Flood System

Variety of Chillies in RhizoPots

Variety of Chillies in RhizoPots

RhizoWilma with Chillies

RhizoWilma with Chillies

Chillies in RhizoWilma Growing System 

Chillies in RhizoWilma Growing System

NFT system with Naga Chillies (now fruiting)

NFT system with Naga Chillies (now fruiting)

Hydrangeas Rooting in an Rush System

Hydrangeas Rooting in an Rush System

Propagation in BAY6 Dual-Use Propagation Tent

Propagation in BAY6 Dual-Use Propagation Tent

Coleshill

Some big changes are up ahead - all displays are being revamped. Right now the huge RhizoSystem’s really something to see. The guys at Coleshill have got dahlias growing in it. Drop by to see it in action! 

Dahlias in Huge RhizoSystem

Dahlias in Huge RhizoSystem

Dahlias in Large RhizoSystem 

Dahlias in Large RhizoSystem

Dudley

The second biggest Mammoth tent available (300cm x 600cm x 240cm) has just been installed in the Dudley VIP area – wait ‘til you see the size of it. 

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) 

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) in Dudley VIP area

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) in Dudley VIP area 

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) in Dudley VIP area

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) 

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) in Dudley VIP area

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) in Dudley VIP area 

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) in Dudley VIP area

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) in Dudley VIP area 

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) in Dudley VIP area

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) in Dudley VIP area 

Mammoth Tent 300cm x 600cm x 240cm (L x W x H) in Dudley VIP area

Chillies fruiting in a RhizoWilma 

Chillies fruiting in a RhizoWilma

CDM Lighting System 

CDM Lighting System

Sheffield

As always, there’s lots going on in the Sheffield greenhouse. Make sure you check it out.      

Tomato Plants 

Tomato Plants

Cucumber in IWS Flood & Drain System 

Cucumber in IWS Flood & Drain System

Basil in an Rush System 

Basil in an Rush System – soon to be replaced with Aubergines

Wembley

Now on display is an amazing Mammoth tent jam packed with exotic plants under Gavita lights.   One of these plants is the Jabuticaba – a Brazillian grape tree - possibly THE ONLY one in the UK.

Grapes actually grow on the trunk of the tree. You won’t have seen anything else quite like it. It normally takes 6 or 7 years for one of these to flower – the guys in Wembley managed to do it in a year.

All they used was the indoor growing equipment we sell. No wonder it’s their pride and joy! Make sure you stop by and see it. It’s really not to be missed.    

Trunk of Wembley's Jabuticaba! Grapes grow on it 

Trunk of Wembley's Jabuticaba! Grapes grow on it...can you see the first fruit coming through?

Brazilian Grape Tree - Jabuticaba! 

Jabuticaba! Brazilian Grape Tree. Probably the UK's only one!

Carolina Reapers in Wembley 

Carolina Reapers in Wembley

Exotic Plants in a Mammoth Tent 

Exotic Plants in a Mammoth Tent under Gavita Lights

]Brugmansia in a Rush System 

Brugmansia in an RUSH System

Brugmansia in a RhizoPot 

Brugmansia in a RhizoPot with Tropic Bat Mix as media

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Brugmansia in an RUSH System

Brussel Sprouts in a RhizoSystem 

Brussel Sprouts in a RhizoSystem

Hockey Heath

The guys at Hockley have just finished growing giant corn plants, they’re now planning their next project. Should be good! Keep your eyes peeled for an update.

Merton

The guys at Merton have got loads on display! We haven't got pictures yet, but you can drop by your stores to see what they're growing.

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