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Greenhouse job checklist

22 - 28 September 2014

It's time to...

  • Check greenhouse heaters are working efficiently
  • Bring aeoniums and other tender plants under cover before they get frosted
  • Clear out exhausted crops and wash down glazing, staging and framework
  • Finish planting paperwhite narcissi and prepared hyacinths
  • Pick remaining outdoor green tomatoes and lay out on staging to ripen
  • Pay close attention to ventilation now, shutting vents on cool nights
  • Wash off greenhouse shading paint
  • Water dormant cyclamen houseplants to encourage them back into growth
  • Insulate your greenhouse with bubble polythene for winter insulation
  • Take final cuttings of tender plants as soon as possible

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