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I have gardened for years,too many to count. The most success I have had has been to keep the greenhouse area above 10 celcius at night, water your plants so they do not take up all the moisture when sweating. That's what causes them to freeze.keep them off the ground as it is colder there.I run a fan during the day so they get used to a breeze and makes ...


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Celosia are half hardy annuals in the UK; they can be planted outdoors as part of a summer bedding scheme, but they are frost sensitive and need hardening off prior to planting out; they need a warm and sheltered spot. They can also be kept as temporary, short lived houseplants; indoors in coolish temperatures (around 15-20 degC) they will flower for a ...


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Tomato plants have a mind of their own, particularly when you sow your own saved open-pollinated seed from year to year and particularly with small fruiting types. I have seen marvels of nature, from a weak single stem that stops at 12" to a massive 8 footer which topped out in nothing but a large flower head which produced small fruits in the hundreds. It's ...


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Yes. They should be the same species (Cucumis melo); so, provided you do it properly and it takes, you should be able to cross-pollinate the Tigger melon flower with the Model melon pollen.


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There are many fun climbing plants to choose from. ~ Morning Glory (Great for a variety of colors) Moonflowers (the large, white blooms only open at night) Climbing Hydrangea Bougainvillea Wisterias (these are very dramatic flowering vines) I have grown most of those plants in large containers. I haven't grown the Climbing Hydrangeas myself but I have seen ...


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It depends on what kind of plants you want to propagate or germinate. Most plants, even cacti don't need direct sunlight for germination or propagation. However, when passed the seedling stage they will need direct sunlight, so for the long term a greenhouse with direct sunlight would be a great idea. In winter, when it is too cold you'll have to get your ...


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The "greenhouse affect" , the heat will kill them when the sun hits it. The top would need to be opened when exposed to the sun.


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Looks quite normal to me. I just checked my tomato plants and nearly all of them, while a bit more advanced than yours, have one or both of the cotyledon leaves showing tan patches. My suggestion would be not to worry, let the main leaves expand and if they are not fully green then is the time to start being concerned. I think this could be because the ...


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The advantage of containers is that it is easier to replace the soil. You don't want to grow crops like tomatoes, which are susceptible to virus diseases, in the same soil year after year, since the virus can survive in the soil to infect the next year's crop. You can limit the height of tomatoes (and probably get a bigger crop) by pinching out the main ...


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For the gravity drip system, use a battery timer that has a rotating ball valve inside. That sort doesn't need pressure to operate. If you can find a friend to work with that will help with motivation. Good luck!


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Wow, Where to start? I guess with a critique of the plan... As Giacomo noted, vegetables in the same family can share diseases. For example, peppers, eggplants, potatoes, and tomatoes should never be planted in succession on the same plot of ground. I always plant peppers, tomatoes, and eggplants in the same bed, then "move" that bed yearly. Yes, I'm taking ...


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It will tolerate a "little" ice; I think one inch thickness would not be bad. It does not need to freeze solid to break . Once a solid layer forms at the surface and is well attached to the sides, continued freezing expansion will pressurize the water until the tank bursts. Freeze damage of equipment is often NOT where the ice is , but caused by water ...


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I have a modest green house with only a 8' X 4' clear roof. I have used a few kinds of plastic sheets ; they blocked some light, deteriorated in UV, cracked in hail , and were unsatisfactory . I bit the bullet and put in 1/4 " ( 6 mm) plate glass ; four pieces 2' X 4'. Expensive but worth it. The glass has been through a hail storm that damaged my asphalt ...


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This stuff would be great for the north wall, perhaps part of the north slope of the roof and the end walls. Do not use this for the south slope of the roof! You need to find the proper greenhouse skin that will not disintegrate in the UV of the sun. They have this stuff warranted for 4 years and upwards. One needs two layers if you've got a heated ...


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Cold frames work very well with one giant caution; They will get to very high temperature very fast when the sun hits them ( real greenhouse effect). I built one in zone 5 with a home-made operator to open it depending on the temperature. My design was not reliable over time so I just opened it every morning which was not very good. Today I expect there are ...


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