Category Archives for Greenhouse Management

Growing Orchids in the Greenhouse

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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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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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Greenhouse Gardening FAQs

How do you sow seeds ? The method of seed sowing in a greenhouse remains constant whether the plants being raised are vegetables for inside or out, bedding flowers to be planted out for the summer, or to be grown … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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Guide to Easy Greenhouse Gardening

Put up a greenhouse in your garden and a whole new world of horticultural interest and delight, even profit, will lie open to you. In the first place you will no longer have to do your gardening by kind permission … Continue reading

30. August 2011 by admin
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Organic Chemical Controls for Pest, Disease and Weed Control

Pests, diseases and weeds If plants become severely, or even mildly, infested by a pest the normal reaction of most gardeners is to reach for the nearest spray-gun. Chemical controls are unquestionably efficient and destructive, quick and time-saving. Pests are … Continue reading

21. July 2011 by admin
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