Hi, my name is Dawn and I live in the UK, in probably the wettest area in the Southwest or so it used to be. As of late the weather is truly unpredictable and most of the rain is now missing us. I have a polytunnel and a greenhouse, as well as a vegetable plot, a fruit cage with raspberries, gooseberries, red and blackcurrent bushes and a rather sad blueberry bush, a garden with a bay tree, ornamental plants, trees and shrubs, a greengage tree, damson tree and apple trees [Bramley, Grenadier and Coxes Orange Pippin], one of which I have started to multi-graft [it now has Coxes and Laxtons apples and hopefully I will add 2 more varieties next year].
My garden is located on a river that is very fast running in full spate and can be about 3.5 m deep, but can equally drop and run at 3cm deep through the summer months.
I would love to join the experiments, but I fear it is a bit late this year. Will you be running them next year?
My passion is growing food crops, using sustainable as well as modern methods. I have read about growing plants under LED lights, but have not tried it. I have used fluorescent lights to quicken germination and growth in the late winter to start plants earlier in Spring, but with the unpredictability of the weather I was wondering if anyone has any ideas/knowledge about winter production in a polytunnel or greenhouse using LED lights?