Recently, I decided to go away for a few days. The electricity to the greenhouse obviously had the same thing in mind so I was left with unheated propagators. It was an ideal opportunity to find out just how the tomato seedlings would fair in such chilly conditions. The temperature has been teetering around freezing point so without the sun at night, it plummets even further.
It was a lovely surprise to see my little experimental seedlings looking very healthy, the ones left indoors were probably vying with each other to get to the sun and were beginning to look just a teeny bit leggy. I have put a few more in the greenhouse, but we are not over the severe frosts yet and I don’t want to take too many chances.
I can’t say I noticed an appreciable difference but that was only one week chilling out. The biggest damage was when I broke a stem, removing the propagator lid but I will leave that to see if it will mend. I was surprised last year, after I broke the stem of a courgette, I left it with a little support and it calloused over and carried on to produce fruits. I usually always give plants a fighting chance, it’s just raising them from the dead that causes problems.
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