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Greenhouse job checklist

12 - 18 May 2014

It's time to...

  • Put up shading to reflect scorching sunlight and keep temperatures down
  • Open all vents on warm days, but close again in the evening
  • Order plug plants and seedlings by post, and pot up as soon as they arrive
  • Take leaf cuttings from houseplants, including African violets, begonias and Cape primrose
  • Hang yellow sticky traps over plants to catch whitefly and flying pests
  • Sow seeds of herbs, such as parsley, chives, coriander, garlic, basil, dill, fennel, mint, thyme, sage and lovage

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