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  1. Sargan

    Quadgrow woes

    I dont think a baffle would help much, tom roots tend to completely fill whatever space is available. I have 8 plants in a 200L chamber (no compost) and its almost completely full with roots, 25L...
    I dont think a baffle would help much, tom roots tend to completely fill whatever space is available. I have 8 plants in a 200L chamber (no compost) and its almost completely full with roots, 25L of roots per 8ft plant ;)
    I dont think a baffle would help much, tom roots tend to completely fill whatever space is available. I have 8 plants in a 200L chamber (no compost) and its almost completely full with roots, 25L of roots per 8ft plant ;)
    I dont think a baffle would help much, tom roots tend to completely fill whatever space is available. I have 8 plants in a 200L chamber (no compost) and its almost completely full with roots, 25L...
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  2. Jon Leech

    Base Suggestions for 8x10 Greenhouse

    Thanks for the ideas... Love the interior decking!!
    Thanks for the ideas... Love the interior decking!!
    Thanks for the ideas... Love the interior decking!!
    Thanks for the ideas... Love the interior decking!!
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  3. Jon Leech

    8x10 Polycarbonate Greenhouse Recommendations

    Hi, thanks for the suggestions. I'm the end I decided to risk using toughened glass and went for a Simplicity Clearance LE starter pack from the Greenhouse people... now for the best... next topic :)
    Hi, thanks for the suggestions. I'm the end I decided to risk using toughened glass and went for a Simplicity Clearance LE starter pack from the Greenhouse people... now for the best... next topic :)
    Hi, thanks for the suggestions. I'm the end I decided to risk using toughened glass and went for a Simplicity Clearance LE starter pack from the Greenhouse people... now for the best... next topic :)
    Hi, thanks for the suggestions. I'm the end I decided to risk using toughened glass and went for a Simplicity Clearance LE starter pack from the Greenhouse people... now for the best... next topic :)
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  4. Spacemunkey

    Is this normal??

    Personally I think it is more a sign of very humid conditions. Probably lots of leaf growth and not much air movement.And we all know what that can cause.
    Personally I think it is more a sign of very humid conditions. Probably lots of leaf growth and not much air movement.And we all know what that can cause.
    Personally I think it is more a sign of very humid conditions. Probably lots of leaf growth and not much air movement.And we all know what that can cause.
    Personally I think it is more a sign of very humid conditions. Probably lots of leaf growth and not much air movement.And we all know what that can cause.
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  5. Spacemunkey
    Like x 13

    I'm so excited!!!

    Awesome!! :dbgrtmb:
    Awesome!! :dbgrtmb:
    Awesome!! :dbgrtmb:
    Awesome!! :dbgrtmb:
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  6. ricky101

    Ventilation methods

    Have you looked at bathroom/shower extract fans? N.B. the over-run timer might need reducing.For example £13 on clearance at Wickes Wickes Extractor Fan with Timer 100mm | Wickes.co.uk
    Have you looked at bathroom/shower extract fans? N.B. the over-run timer might need reducing.For example £13 on clearance at Wickes Wickes Extractor Fan with Timer 100mm | Wickes.co.uk
    Have you looked at bathroom/shower extract fans? N.B. the over-run timer might need reducing.For example £13 on clearance at Wickes Wickes Extractor Fan with Timer 100mm | Wickes.co.uk
    Have you looked at bathroom/shower extract fans? N.B. the over-run timer might need reducing.For example £13 on clearance at Wickes Wickes Extractor Fan with Timer 100mm | Wickes.co.uk
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  7. Sargan

    Tomato alternate growing systems

    imo nutri grow A + B is a harsh chemical fertilizer and if you use it as you are suggesting you will burn your plants, you already have FBB in your compost, are the plants showing any...
    imo nutri grow A + B is a harsh chemical fertilizer and if you use it as you are suggesting you will burn your plants, you already have FBB in your compost, are the plants showing any deficiencies. If not why do you want to add a chemical feed that may destroy friendly bacteria and upset the...
    imo nutri grow A + B is a harsh chemical fertilizer and if you use it as you are suggesting you will burn your plants, you already have FBB in your compost, are the plants showing any deficiencies. If not why do you want to add a chemical feed...
    imo nutri grow A + B is a harsh chemical fertilizer and if you use it as you are suggesting you will burn your plants, you already have FBB in your compost, are the plants showing any...
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  8. Spacemunkey
    Like x 5

    Everything is growing well

    Look at the difference the first pic was from 13 June and the second was 12 April
    Look at the difference the first pic was from 13 June and the second was 12 April
    Look at the difference the first pic was from 13 June and the second was 12 April
    Look at the difference the first pic was from 13 June and the second was 12 April
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  9. Snowbaby

    Pop up greenhouse

    Maybe replace the more vulnerable areas such as the lower glass with acrylic sheets: I've used this stuff from Wickes: Wickes Durable Acrylic Sheet 90cmx1.8m | Wickes.co.ukYou need to buy the...
    Maybe replace the more vulnerable areas such as the lower glass with acrylic sheets: I've used this stuff from Wickes: Wickes Durable Acrylic Sheet 90cmx1.8m | Wickes.co.ukYou need to buy the cutting/scoring tool if you are going to cut yourself, otherwise I see you can buy it cut to size...
    Maybe replace the more vulnerable areas such as the lower glass with acrylic sheets: I've used this stuff from Wickes: Wickes Durable Acrylic Sheet 90cmx1.8m | Wickes.co.ukYou need to buy the cutting/scoring tool if you are going to cut...
    Maybe replace the more vulnerable areas such as the lower glass with acrylic sheets: I've used this stuff from Wickes: Wickes Durable Acrylic Sheet 90cmx1.8m | Wickes.co.ukYou need to buy the...
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  10. Phil A
    Like x 3

    All change in the greenhouse

    Tidy! Room for a beer fridge!I took more time this year to move things out of the greenhouses. Items I only use in the startup time each spring.I mostly have shelves attached to the framework...
    Tidy! Room for a beer fridge!I took more time this year to move things out of the greenhouses. Items I only use in the startup time each spring.I mostly have shelves attached to the framework but they are shallow and really mostly only practical for fans and tools. In addition I do have a...
    Tidy! Room for a beer fridge!I took more time this year to move things out of the greenhouses. Items I only use in the startup time each spring.I mostly have shelves attached to the framework but they are shallow and really mostly only...
    Tidy! Room for a beer fridge!I took more time this year to move things out of the greenhouses. Items I only use in the startup time each spring.I mostly have shelves attached to the framework...
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  11. Snorky85

    Removing bubblewrap insulation

    Had to remove a lot of it as it was crumbling everywhere. The big bits at the side were the good bits.Does the insulation keep it cooler?! Was wondering about putting that white wash stuff on...
    Had to remove a lot of it as it was crumbling everywhere. The big bits at the side were the good bits.Does the insulation keep it cooler?! Was wondering about putting that white wash stuff on the glass instead??
    Had to remove a lot of it as it was crumbling everywhere. The big bits at the side were the good bits.Does the insulation keep it cooler?! Was wondering about putting that white wash stuff on the glass instead??
    Had to remove a lot of it as it was crumbling everywhere. The big bits at the side were the good bits.Does the insulation keep it cooler?! Was wondering about putting that white wash stuff on...
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  12. Spacemunkey

    Watering frequency???

    I water every day and feed once a week when setting fruit, but increase to twice a week when heavily fruiting. I also cut the end off a milk carton and sink it in the ground next to the plant and...
    I water every day and feed once a week when setting fruit, but increase to twice a week when heavily fruiting. I also cut the end off a milk carton and sink it in the ground next to the plant and water through this. This is especially good for cucumbers so that the stem doesn't rot which is...
    I water every day and feed once a week when setting fruit, but increase to twice a week when heavily fruiting. I also cut the end off a milk carton and sink it in the ground next to the plant and water through this. This is especially good for...
    I water every day and feed once a week when setting fruit, but increase to twice a week when heavily fruiting. I also cut the end off a milk carton and sink it in the ground next to the plant and...
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  13. martin-f
    Like x 3

    Hozelock growbag waterer

    @HarryS , bought two more planters today Harry :)
    @HarryS , bought two more planters today Harry :)
    @HarryS , bought two more planters today Harry :)
    @HarryS , bought two more planters today Harry :)
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  14. Spacemunkey

    Vine weevil larvae !!!!!!

    We've watered all our plants for sale, except edibles, with Vine Weevil killer. A couple of thousand of them :rolleyespink:
    We've watered all our plants for sale, except edibles, with Vine Weevil killer. A couple of thousand of them :rolleyespink:
    We've watered all our plants for sale, except edibles, with Vine Weevil killer. A couple of thousand of them :rolleyespink:
    We've watered all our plants for sale, except edibles, with Vine Weevil killer. A couple of thousand of them :rolleyespink:
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  15. Spacemunkey
    Like x 6

    I've got flowers coming

    I've had a thought? I was advised to tap my tomato flowers, do I do the same with the cucumber flowers??? My only worry is will I have long red cylindrical shaped tomato and round cucumbers if...
    I've had a thought? I was advised to tap my tomato flowers, do I do the same with the cucumber flowers??? My only worry is will I have long red cylindrical shaped tomato and round cucumbers if they cross pollinate :rasp:
    I've had a thought? I was advised to tap my tomato flowers, do I do the same with the cucumber flowers??? My only worry is will I have long red cylindrical shaped tomato and round cucumbers if they cross pollinate :rasp:
    I've had a thought? I was advised to tap my tomato flowers, do I do the same with the cucumber flowers??? My only worry is will I have long red cylindrical shaped tomato and round cucumbers if...
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  16. Spacemunkey

    When do I plant my Tomatoes in the greenhouse

    I just received an "Alert" to this thread. Weird. :rolleyespink:But a good reminder to say that I planted mine out the other day. And I told them, "suck it up". I told them that kindly ... but with emphasis...
    I just received an "Alert" to this thread. Weird. :rolleyespink:But a good reminder to say that I planted mine out the other day. And I told them, "suck it up". I told them that kindly ... but with emphasis on the do or die statement. :paladin:So far all has been great and I live in Canada so that's a statement...
    I just received an "Alert" to this thread. Weird. :rolleyespink:But a good reminder to say that I planted mine out the other day. And I told them, "suck it up". I told them that kindly ... but with emphasis on the do or die statement. :paladin:So far all has been...
    I just received an "Alert" to this thread. Weird. :rolleyespink:But a good reminder to say that I planted mine out the other day. And I told them, "suck it up". I told them that kindly ... but with emphasis...
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  17. LittleSparrow

    Droopy Cucumber

    We all get impatient.;) Took me years to learn to take my time and not rush things.
    We all get impatient.;) Took me years to learn to take my time and not rush things.
    We all get impatient.;) Took me years to learn to take my time and not rush things.
    We all get impatient.;) Took me years to learn to take my time and not rush things.
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  18. Sheps

    Greenhouse ventilation

    Will all your requirements , sounds like you need to commission a custom unit.If you search the web you will find some smaller commercial units like this one that might be adapatable, though...
    Will all your requirements , sounds like you need to commission a custom unit.If you search the web you will find some smaller commercial units like this one that might be adapatable, though doubtless expensive. Greenhouse Controller - BWI Grower Technical SalesYou might find some diyers who...
    Will all your requirements , sounds like you need to commission a custom unit.If you search the web you will find some smaller commercial units like this one that might be adapatable, though doubtless expensive. Greenhouse Controller - BWI...
    Will all your requirements , sounds like you need to commission a custom unit.If you search the web you will find some smaller commercial units like this one that might be adapatable, though...
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  19. Sheps

    What size armoured cable for greenhouse electrics?

    It's the one type of connector that I will never use, probably because it's the type that came apart, [literally], in my hand many years and burnt my palm and fingers to the bone leaving scars to...
    It's the one type of connector that I will never use, probably because it's the type that came apart, [literally], in my hand many years and burnt my palm and fingers to the bone leaving scars to the shape of the connector in my left hand that I bear today.
    It's the one type of connector that I will never use, probably because it's the type that came apart, [literally], in my hand many years and burnt my palm and fingers to the bone leaving scars to the shape of the connector in my left hand that I...
    It's the one type of connector that I will never use, probably because it's the type that came apart, [literally], in my hand many years and burnt my palm and fingers to the bone leaving scars to...
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  20. travelbug

    Eden shading...help needed please....

    Mr strawbridge`s design isnt effective, physics/thermodynamics dont seem to be his strong point ;) The performance of a system is related to how long the "entire" greenhouse air volume spends...
    Mr strawbridge`s design isnt effective, physics/thermodynamics dont seem to be his strong point ;) The performance of a system is related to how long the "entire" greenhouse air volume spends underground. This shouldnt be confused with how long the air spends underground. Conventional wisdom...
    Mr strawbridge`s design isnt effective, physics/thermodynamics dont seem to be his strong point ;) The performance of a system is related to how long the "entire" greenhouse air volume spends underground. This shouldnt be confused with how long the...
    Mr strawbridge`s design isnt effective, physics/thermodynamics dont seem to be his strong point ;) The performance of a system is related to how long the "entire" greenhouse air volume spends...
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