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Greenhouse job checklist

11 - 17 August 2014

It's time to...

  • Plant prepared hyacinth bulbs in special hyacinth vases (available at garden centres) or in pots of bulb fibre
  • Sow parsley in modular trays
  • Water crops in growing bags and pots
  • Open vents each day, but close them at night if the weather turns cold
  • Place poinsettias in the total dark for 14 hours a day to encourage colourful bracts to form, moving into full light for the rest of the day
  • Water indoor cyclamen after their summer rest to encourage new growth
  • Plant lachenalia and veltheimia bulbs
  • Pick off the lower leaves from tomatoes to allow light and air to reach the fruits

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