Garden Open again this year!

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Libby

Garden Open again this year!

Post by Libby » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:00 pm

Yet again I am opening my garden on the village Open Gardens day! I really need to get seed planting and have a heated (5C absolute max) greenhouse. I also have a fantastically big heated propagator. The problem I found 2 years ago was starting the really early seeds off no problem but when they had to come out of the 'prop' they struggled with the 'cool' greenhouse. Any suggestions please?

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Re: Garden Open again this year!

Post by David York » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:18 pm

Build yourself a mini greenhouse within your greenhouse using twin or triple walled polycarbonate. Then add some heat mats on the inside to easily keep the temperature at 10c, or whatever temperature you want by using a thermostat.
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Re: Garden Open again this year!

Post by JoelR » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:55 am

I'd recommend a heat mat. I have a 90cm bio green with fully adjustable temperature in my greenhouse. A "grow bag tray" sits on top and I can get 6 full sized seed trays on it. It provides useful heat when the propogator lids come off but I heat my greenhouse (6ft x 8ft) to 12c also.

Libby

Re: Garden Open again this year!

Post by Libby » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:17 am

Excellent idea a greenhouse within a greenhouse, never thought of that, definitely worth a look. Thanks

Blairs

Re: Garden Open again this year!

Post by Blairs » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:15 am

Libby wrote:Excellent idea a greenhouse within a greenhouse, never thought of that, definitely worth a look. Thanks
It does provide a few extra degrees. I also find that spiders and insects also notice that extra heat...esp vine weevil. So worth looking out for that.

Libby

Re: Garden Open again this year!

Post by Libby » Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:53 pm

Just picked one up half price in a sale in the garden centre, well chuffed!

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