In­su­lat­ing your green­house

Amateur Gardening - - Gardening Week -

BE­FORE you ea­gerly rip open your veg seed pack­ets and start sow­ing for 2019, make sure you can pro­vide for the seedlings. If you’re lucky enough to own a green­house, does it have elec­tric­ity? Even if it does, you might not like the idea of crank­ing up the ther­mo­stat of your elec­tric prop­a­ga­tor while spring de­cides to make an ap­pear­ance.

In­su­lat­ing even part of the glasshouse is sim­ple. Lash to­gether a small frame us­ing lengths of tim­ber or bam­boo canes; cable ties are per­fect for this job. Cloak the struc­ture in bub­ble plas­tic (you can al­ter­na­tively buy spe­cial clips to at­tach the bub­ble plas­tic di­rectly to the in­side of your green­house frame). I would say that your seedlings will now be snug as the prover­bial bug – but we don’t want any bugs in there!

Cre­ate a snug­gly des­ig­nated cor­ner for seedlings and ten­der plants

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