I'm picking up an 8x6 (free!) , greenhouse sat. Never had one, so plotting and planning, and any tips welcome!
Unfortunately, it will be on the north side of the house, running east/west. To add to it, only half will get full sunlight for a few hours. Not ideal I know, but will see how it fairs. I'm going to put high shelves up so the seedlings will get as much light as possible.
The base is concrete, but would it pay to put boards/shingle down to stand on? I've got 20 bags of pea beach hanging around, and wood is free from work, so benches, shelving etc. not a problem.
Anyone use grow lights or heaters? Are propargators worth getting?
Hi Karl welcome to the gardening bug, I've had greenhouses ( carbonate) and grown decent tomatos for 2 or 3 seasons but never as good as our member arfur, he has a glass greenhouse, So I thought, " I need a glass one", So in 2018 I got the chance of a glass greenhouse for free, All i had to do was , dismantle it , ship it to my home and rebuild it, Since then I've not improved my tomatos or anything, We are all learners here Karl, So post your successes and fails here so we can teach each other,
Thats what I do too Tappy, Now here's another method which I've tried and it works on bigger seeds, place them in a tray of water and after a few days a shoot pops out like a tail, thats the root, plant that in soil/compost and it will grow, the shell will pop out of the compost and the shell will fall off, from then on the plant grows and grows,
Thanks Tom. It all started with the roses, now I'm a Percy Chuckit wannabe! Just started my second aggregate bag for compost, proper bins being next on the long list.
I wish I had the space CF, but I've a "postage stamp" front garden. I don't want to take up more of the back garden, which gets good light, but will if it doesn't work out. I'm into Charles Dowding at mo, loads on the tube, and he reckons seedlings need more warmth than light for winter/spring sowing. Window boxes always an option. If nothing else, I have another room to store crap!
I will have to change where I chop wood though, flying timber and glass...