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GREENHOUSE

admin / December 15, 2017

A greenhouse will open up the possibility of growing many new varieties of fruit and vegetables to maturity, particularly in the North of the UK. Many of the semi-tropical plants such as tomatoes, peppers, melons, cucumbers, will crop well. The greenhouse does not need to be anything expensive. On allotments, it is common to see home-made greenhouses  stuffed to the rafters with…

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GREENHOUSE PESTS

admin / November 17, 2017

Pests are a major problem in greenhouses, as they are able to multiply in the sheltered environment provided for your plants. They breed so fast that by the time that you notice them, they are causing severe damage to your crops. Many of the pests are developing resistance to the common chemicals in sprays. If that happens to you, try and…

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GREENHOUSE CROPS

admin / November 17, 2017

Make full use of your greenhouse over the Winter and early Spring to grow Broad Beans, and potatoes in pots, for the earliest crops. You can grow your first crop of Salad vegetables in pots or fish boxes. The germination of seeds and the growing of seedlings in the greenhouse can be enhanced if you create a mini-greenhouse at one end, using…

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GREENHOUSE VENTILATION

admin / November 17, 2017

Ventilation of the greenhouse is required to stop the temperature inside  rising so high as to “cook” the plants. If you install a max/min thermometer in your greenhouse, you will be astonished to see how hot it gets on a Summer day. The temperature will easily reach up to 40 C even in Scotland. Above 25 C, plants become seriously stressed…

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GREENHOUSE WATERING

admin / November 17, 2017

Consider the water supply to the greenhouse. You will be surprised how much water you will require during June, July and August, just to keep your tomatoes happy. If you were watering by hand with a watering can, you would have to visit your Greenhouse every day to ensure that they did not go short of water. A watering can will…

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GREENHOUSE LAYOUT AND CONSTRUCTION

admin / November 17, 2017

With a greenhouse, you are able to dramatically extend  the range of plants that you are able to grow. With the huge recent increase in the cost of fuel, it is not really economic to heat a greenhouse, nor environmentally friendly. With suitable insulation and positioning the greenhouse to make best use of sunlight, a so-called cool greenhouse will enable you…

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