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greenhouse newspaper "gravel tray"

greenhouse newspaper "gravel tray"

my local free newspaper is very handy, being almost exactly the right size to fit the greenhouse shelves! Seeing how they'll work as "gravel trays" - will hold some water and spread it around. And, when too tatty to use for this, the composter will eat it.

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gmta indeed, HB, except that I hadn't thought of the plastic bag! lol if any water drips through, the plants underneath will get extra drinks.

I had tried plastic trays, and long windowsill trough trays, but they were never the right size for the shelves or the pots; had to keep moving pots to get a fit, and so much shelf space wasted.

I've also got a planter on the ground at the back with water, to increase humidity - couple of times when I've unzipped the door and lifted it, the steam has misted my specs! I havve to remember to tap the roof every now and then, in various places; the moisture collects amazingly, it's like a mini-reainstorm.

5 May, 2014


I've now got a large thermometer out there - just need to remember to check and log the readings.

Direct sun gets to the greenhouse frrom about noon onwards, so it'd be warm in there anyway - but dry heat, as opposed to moist, wonder if dry heat would be better for the plants?

9 May, 2014

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