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How to damp down your greenhouse

Overview

Take 10 minutes first thing in the morning, during the height of summer, to pour water onto the floor of the greenhouse. This simple task creates enough moisture throughout the day to prevent your plants from suffering heat stress.

How to do it

1When the weather forecast predicts hot and dry weather, pour water on the greenhouse floor early in the morning. This allows the water to slowly evaporate during the day, adding much-needed moisture to the air.


Adam's tip

Dampen the greenhouse floor, not the plants. Water dripping onto leaves encourages fungal disease, while water splashed onto fruit can ruin its appearance.



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myself 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I really like this site it is so informative!! It's gardening in a nutshell for dummies like me! thankyou

shelljimb0 24/11/2011 at 15:29

Great Idea.

DAVID MCCREADIE 10/04/2012 at 18:06

I HAVE ANTS COMMING UP THROUGH THE SLABS ON MY GREENHOUSE HOW CAN I STOP THEM

burhinus 10/04/2012 at 21:25

Try spraying Apple Cider Vinegar into the cracks. Damp down first then spray vinegar.