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Greenhouse job checklist

31 - 6 April 2014

It's time to...

  • Protect pots of seedlings from the cold by making mini-cloches from empty plastic bottles
  • Prick out seedlings once they have developed their first true leaves
  • Open doors and greenhouse vents on warm days to improve ventilation
  • Sow herbs into pots or trays, including basil, chives, parsley, fennel and coriander
  • Plant up pots with the summer-flowering bulbs tiger flower (Tigridia), gloriosa and eucomis
  • Start feeding houseplants weekly with a liquid feed
  • Pinch out shoot tips on fuchsias to encourage bushier plants
  • Pot up canna tubers in multi-purpose compost in a warm greenhouse

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