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advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:13

Although space is limited hct. I'd buy the biggest one you can afford and will fit in the space. If on a budget the pastic four shelved grow houses are fab. They've a tendency to get blown over in Winter but if weighted down or tied to something solid are fine. The covers do eventually perish but are cheap to replace.

Moving up market you could get an aluminum or wooden framed grow house. Aluminium needs little up keep but wood, would need to be treated every so often.

Then there's glass or polycarbonate. A few pointers to consider, polycarbonate is probably safer if small children frequent your garden.

Now I'm happy to be wrong with the following pointers as I have a glass GH and haven't used  polycarbonate...but one lets in more light and glass is less likely to get scratched when being washed, you'll need to wash it at least once a year, probably twice, in the Autumn and again in the Spring, me also thinks one retains heat better, not sure which though, I'm sure someone will be along shortly to tell us.

  

danger-is-in-the-garden

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:46

jatnikapyar. Widgets are balls found in cans of larger to make them froth when opened. Not sure if they still put them in the can as I saved mine a couple of years back. They come with a hole in and off course, you need to drink the beer first before you can get at the widget.

Having a bar-be-cue and supplying the beer is the quickest way to collect them. A good time is had by all and you have a good supply of widgets 

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 21:25

Hi,

A store on line...'Greenfingers.com' have a really good sale on at present and sell small grow houses and lean too's at reasonable prices. Check them out and if there's anything you think will suit, post back. I'm sure posters will be able to tell you the pro's and con's for each type.

danger-is-in-the-garden

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 02:09

Widgets fit snuggly ontop of canes, and if you drill a few more holes in them they can be used as the joints for netting cages

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 22:52

Hi, happycottontail,

I'd recommend a four shelved plastic grow house, it's ideal for growing seedlings and the shelves can be removed if you wan to grow toms.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 21:22

Over cast all morning, sun got out in the afternoon so it was nice and warm.

I'm away in September and by the time I get back alot of stuff is dying back so started to tidy up the garden and GH. Emptied some pots ready for bulb planting and if the weather's good tomorrow was going to plant up a new strawberry patch.

Four new varieties were introduced to the patch this year and I grew white strawberries for the first time. The plan is to have strawberries from May through to late July/early August.    

palaisglide

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 20:40

Jo. They do random checks were I work, don't know how, so there's little chance of sneaking online.

   

palaisglide

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 00:27

Been away for a few days so sorry for not replying.

BL How easy is that, didn't realisecould kick myself

q-about-tom-plants

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 23:47

Thanks. Italophile. Got home this evening after being away for a few days and the two bush ones, outdoors, have done really well, one better than the other so will save some seeds, they are begining to go past their best. .

 

q-about-tom-plants

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 22:16

I've tried red pear for two years now, I'm still picking because not all the fruit has BER, but won't be growing again, they've been watered like the other tom varieties which don't have BER...and the crop is poor.  

Itaophile.Can I save seeds from the ripe fruit now, off the plants which have snapped.   

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