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Greenhouse Gardening – Tips & Tricks

Posted by Alix Francis on 25th Sep 2017

So, you’ve purchased a greenhouse, great! Now what?Knowing where to begin can be a little disheartening, there is so much to learn and thousands of articles on the internet to delve into, it can be a little overwhelming knowing where to start first.That's why we put together these greenhouse gardening tips and tricks to help get you started.Once you have constructed your greenhouse, the next thing you will need to think about is what you are going to grow.Depending on what you are going to grow will essentially be the deciding factor of how you will set your greenhouse up.Buy a thermometer
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3 advantages of having a plastic greenhouse

Posted by Alix Francis on 13th Sep 2017

In recent years, it has become more and more popular to grow your own fruit, veggies and plants. People are shifting away from the shops and are wanting to grow their organic produce in an extended growing area which is protected from the weather and pests.A great option for an extended growing area is a greenhouse, greenhouses provide hundreds of benefits but when it comes to buying a greenhouse, we are spoilt for choice. There are so many on the market which are either plastic or glass ranging from low to high, it’s hard to know what will be the most beneficial, cost effective greenho
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​Small space vegetable gardening ideas

Posted by Alix Francis on 22nd Aug 2017

If you have been thinking about starting a vegetable garden but are worried you don’t have the space for it, we’ve put together a few ideas on how you can utilise a small space for vegetable gardening.Setting up your own little vegetable garden offers many benefits, not only will you have fresh produce to harvest every month, you will also reap the benefits of growing what you like to eat, saving money, healthier food options and so much more.One of the biggest keys to success with your veggie garden is making good plant choices. Sow plants which are productive and don’t take up too much
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​Growing vegetables in a greenhouse for beginners

Posted by Alix Francis on 15th Aug 2017

It’s exciting when you begin to explore the opportunities that are available for growing plants or vegetables in a greenhouse.Whether you have toyed with the idea or you’re ready to jump in and start, we’ve put together a basic guide for growing vegetables in a greenhouse for beginners.Buying a greenhouseThere are thousands of greenhouses to choose from and the choice is entirely yours, however, if you are new to gardening or greenhouses, perhaps consider choosing a smaller one to begin with.You could start with an Ultimate Spacesaver Greenhouse, a small, manageable greenhouse ide
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Potting On - 10 Step Potting Plan & The Therapy of Potting

Posted by Claire, Purple Sweetpea on 27th Apr 2017

One of the most therapeutic gardening jobs must be potting on. Sitting in a warm greenhouse, hands in soil, I often become so engrossed in separating my seedlings I lose track of time.So far this year we have potted on my cucumbers, little gem lettuces, candytuft, calendula, and cornflowers. Next on my to-do list are the tomatoes, hot chilli peppers, and cape gooseberries. But I'm not complaining, I love it.Over the years, I've received many hints and tips from fellow gardeners about the best ways to pot precious seedlings. So as Joey and I pot on the tomatoes here are our ten steps for
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