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Grow House

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 12:53

All to easy to get carried away with a drop of sunshine

I grow the strawberries in pots and hanging baskets.

Do you have a fair size garden SotonGeoff?

Ours is like a postage stamp!

Grow House

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 10:54

Hi Sotongeoff

So could I still put the strawberries out now, bearing in mind they have been protected and the weather is so say due to get colder?

I do have other plant plug perennials outside (at the side of house on a storage box) and they all look ok, other than the ones the slugs have got.

If I were to put the strawberries out it would give me much more space.

Is it too early to start off seeds in a grow house, or best wait a while.  The sun is out here today and it makes me want to do something, though it will be dark by the time I get home from work!!!

Grow House

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 09:59

Thank you all for your advice and comments.

I won’t lust after a greenhouse quite so much knowing they can have the same problem.

I think poor ventilation is part of the problem, as I was opening the top and doors on a daily basis, but during a very wet spell I thought I needed to keep the plants protected.

Most of the damage is on the top shelf, where the condensation has been forming and dripping back on the plants.

I will make sure I keep it open unless it gets very cold.

I can see a warm windowsill maybe be a good option and will look at using them in the future.

Sotongeof, the plants are mainly fuchsia and scented geranium cuttings I took in the autumn, which were all doing well until I stopped opening the lid!!! I also have a variety of plug plants mainly perennials that I was bringing on ready to plant out, plus quite a few strawberry plants which are on lower shelves which aren’t so badly affected. The plants worst hit are nemesia, perhaps I should have left them out to fend for themselves? They are so say hardy.

It’s my first winter with a wooden grow house so all a bit of an experiment

Grow House

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 16:41

Can anyone help, I have a small wooden grow house which I have been trying to overwinter various plants and cuttings.  Just recently I have noticed a lot of the plants are rotting. I haven't been watering so could this be caused by condensation? And if so how do I overcome this problem.

I would love a proper greenhouse but unfortunately don't have enough room.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

 

 

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