Category Archives for Greenhouse Cultivation

How Plants Grow |Plant Factories

The Science of Plant Growth Everyone has to start somewhere, so instead of thinking about what to do first or how to plan your garden, start with a tidy up. You may be surprised by what you find. Old shopping … Continue reading

26. May 2014 by admin
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Ground Cover Plants

As well as keeping down weeds ground cover plants soften the hard straight lines of a path

Every new gardener soon discovers that any soil he leaves bare will quickly be invaded by plants. Some of these may be the children of self-seeding plants he is growing nearby, but more often they will be weeds. If you … Continue reading

05. July 2013 by admin
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Growing Orchids in the Greenhouse

Coelogyne cristata

Orchids are, all too often, looked on as specialised plants which need a green-house to themselves. This is not the case. Certain orchids can be grown in the average-sized amateur’s greenhouse together with other plants. Cymbidiums are possibly the easiest … Continue reading

01. March 2012 by admin
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How to Grow Tomato Plants

Most amateur gardeners like to grow a few tomato plants. In so far as one can generalise, I would suggest restricting the number of plants grown to between eight and twelve. Grown well, this number would be sufficient for the … Continue reading

01. March 2012 by admin
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Greenhouse Routine Tasks

Routine tasks, unspectacular in themselves, are a vital part of the successful cultivation of greenhouse plants. Some, like watering and damping down, shading and ventilation, pricking out, potting and hardening-off I have already dealt with separately under their own headings. … Continue reading

01. March 2012 by admin
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Greenhouse Diseases

Blossom End Rot This is a physiological disorder of tomatoes which causes the fruits to turn black at the opposite end to the stalk. This trouble is primarily due to incorrect watering – too little usually at the wrong intervals. … Continue reading

01. March 2012 by admin
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Greenhouse Pests

Ants Ants are not thought of, perhaps, as typical greenhouse pests but they can be troublesome by invading the compost in which pot plants are growing, upsetting its porosity and structure. They can be controlled by sprinkling BHC dust on … Continue reading

01. March 2012 by admin
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Pest and Disease Control in the Greenhouse

If hygiene is important in the garden, as it undoubtedly is, it is doubly so in the confined quarters of a greenhouse where even the smallest outbreak of trouble from pests or diseases can spread rapidly unless it is checked … Continue reading

01. March 2012 by admin
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Greenhouse Gardening Round the Year Jobs

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January Clean all glass, inside and out, also pots and trays for using in the coming season. Cut back plants of late chrysanthemums. Support with thin canes and soft string the developing growth of bulbs. Spray budding azaleas frequently to … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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Save Money with Greenhouse Gardening

Want to save on the housekeeping? No food plant which can be grown in a greenhouse is more downright useful and profitable than the tomato, which will continue to yield pickings over several months, the actual length of time depending … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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