Cultivating by a south wall
It is, of course, nice to have a greenhouse, but if you have a warm south wall you can easily grow tomatoes, vine and many semi-tropical fruits there instead.
Even a bad summer can bring you a nice yield, you just need the hardier sorts.
Among tomatoes Gemini is especially hardy and manage very well, but also common tomatoes that are cultivated in the greenhouse yield well.
If you would like to grow figs, Smyrna and Precose de Dalmatien are good choices of fig sorts. Fresh figs are nice with cheese and olives.
You can easily grow peach by your south wall.
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Peach should preferably be placed under a pent roof to avoid peach leaf curl. A good sort is the Frost peach which is tolerant of peach leaf curl. The Rrunus Persica peach is also very good but it needs protection to avoid diseases.
The best vines for the south wall are the white Reform or the blue Schuyler, which is one of the most popular blue grapes and which with guarantee will ripe. You will also get a nice result with the red Vernassa which is a seedless vine. Other nice choices are the green Himrod and Pearl of Zala, and also the blue Rondo o Muscat Bleu.
Om Lars Lund
Danish horticulturist and journalist
Lars Lund has for many years engaged in the garden and greenhouse. Lars has published many books about greenhouses, and he has participated in many Danish horticultural TV shows. He is a walking garden encyclopaedia, and he has answers for most basic cultivation questions – also the more ambitious ones.