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Greenhouse checklist

1 - 7 December 2014

It's time to...

  • Follow weather forecasts closely to ensure you're setting greenhouse heating accurately
  • Prune both indoor and outdoor vines
  • Dig up rhubarb, pot up, and place in total darkness under a giant bin to force an early crop
  • Thoroughly clean glazing inside and out before putting up bubble polythene for insulation
  • Sow hardy annuals, like calendulas, in pots for early displays
  • Check bulbs, corms and tubers in store for signs of rot
  • Water sparingly in winter, taking care not to splash water around
  • Pick yellowing leaves and dead flowers from plants
  • Open vents on warm days

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