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Greenhouse job checklist

3 - 9 August 2015

It's time to...

  • Buy pansies and other winter bedding plug plants to grow on under cover
  • Damp down the greenhouse floor every morning on hot days
  • Water plants in pots and growing bags every morning, and again at night if necessary
  • Add liquid feed to at least one watering a week to keep plants growing strongly
  • Be vigilant for pests like red spider mite and take action against any right away
  • Buy narcissus, hyacinths and lachenalias to plant for indoor displays
  • Sow poor man's orchid (schizanthus) to produce flowering houseplants
  • Thin bunches of dessert grapes and spray vines to ward off diseases

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