Greenhouse Update - 16th April

Friday, 17 April 2015 16:56:15 Europe/London

It’s been another busy week in our greenhouse as all of our plants continue to excel in their planters. We’ve spotted our first tomato of the year, there’s dozens of flowers sprouting all over the greenhouse and our Kiwifruit has been growing spectacularly.

Vivigrow Planter is the first of the year to start fruiting. These are usually one of the first plants to fruit, with Sungold producing very high yields of sweet delicious tomatoes: it’s a shame that these two are still just a little too small to eat!

The Cristal tomatoes growing in our Duogrow Planter are not far behind. These are now the tallest plants in our greenhouse at well over 4 foot tall. There are lots of flowers all over this plant, so we should start to see fruit very soon! The Duogrow has been doing a fantastic job keeping our tomatoes perfectly watered, it’s large reservoir holding enough water to keep them happy for up to 2 weeks at a time.

Growing Chillies in a VivigrowAfter planting our chillies into our Vivigrow Planter on April 1st, they have continued to grow happily and healthily in our Vivigrow Planters. This year, we will be growing Hungarian Carot, Lemondrop, Ring of Fire and 3x Joes Long in our Vivigrows.

The lemondrop is already 42cm high & showing it’s first flowers. We can’t wait for the first chillies which packs a spicy citrus kick at 30,000 - 50,000SHU. Next week, we will be planting a few more of the dwarf chillies remaining in our Vitopod Heated Propagator into a Chilligrow Planter.

The Kiwifruit has been a real surprise, it has practically doubled in height since planting into our Tropical Planter just over two weeks ago and continues to climb! These fruits will typically take 3-4 years before producing fruit, but it has been fascinating to watch it grow.

The healthy cuttings we placed into our Hydropod Cuttings Propagator have developed strong healthy roots and we have now been able to pot them on into compost. We have placed them into the Vitopod Electric Propagator to ensure their roots do not dry out.

What have you been up to in your greenhouse? We would love to hear about your growing updates so please feel free to get in touch with our Gardening Angels on 0845 602 3774 or drop us an email on our Facebook page or by email on We’re always happy to chat with you!

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