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Growing under staging in a poly tunnel

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 15:26

Mike, thank you for your response and your suggestion.

I like the idea of using the area for pots; I thought I might try some small lettuce plants as well as I find them more flavourful and due to their size they should grow there just fine (I hope).

Growing under staging in a poly tunnel

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 12:55

We've got a new 8' x 15' poly tunnel with staging all the way down one side.

What would be good to grow under the staging as the light levels there aren't, obviously, as good as elsewhere in the poly tunnel?

Also bearing in mind the height restriction under staging.



Posted: 03/04/2012 at 19:36

I've just bought an electrically heated propagator to germinate some Strelitzia Reginae seeds.

I'm growing the seeds in vermiculite, which I've never used before, hence this post.

I'm very unsure as to how I should know when the vermiculite needs watering and the best method of watering; also how much water to add.

The propagator has matting in the base so should I water this and not the vermiculite?

Any advice/help would really help...

Forcing Rhubarb

Posted: 21/03/2012 at 18:37

Thank you for that information; I couldn't find it anywhere...

Forcing Rhubarb

Posted: 18/03/2012 at 11:40

I have a large rhubarb plant under a compost bin so it's in the dar all of the time.

The stems are growing really well and the leaves are very small and a nice pale green.

Do I keep the plant in the dark all of the time (as I assume they do in commercial setups?) or do I take the compost bin off at some time and allow the plant to get more light and to then grow the large leaves?

Any help/advice would be very welcome.

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