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Top 10 tips for heating a greenhouse in winter

…have mains power in your greenhouse then a paraffin heater is a better option. * Use the thermostat - Save money and energy by only heating greenhouses when necessary. Most electric greenhouse heaters come with a built in thermostat so you can set your greenhouse heater to only come on when the…

What to do in the garden in October

…aphids. * • Continue to remove any fallen or dead plant material to keep the growing area free of fungal diseases. * • Set up your greenhouse heater in case of early frosts. Looking after your lawn * • Clear up fallen leaves regularly to allow light to the grass. * • A last…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 16th November 2012

…electric heater will have a thermostat and will only come on when the temperature drops sufficiently. However, on the positive side, Paraffin heaters do produce CO2 which your plants will love! A paraffin heater is by far the most sensible option. For more tips about heating your greenhouse take a…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 10th June 2011

…and wrap them with a couple of layers of fleece on very cold nights to give them some extra protection. Alternatively you could pop a small greenhouse heater in there to raise the temperature - just remember to ventilate the shed during the day. If your shed has windows that emit plenty of light,…

What to do in the garden in November

…to check your plants. * • Insulate the greenhouse with sheets of bubble wrap attached to the inside of the frame, to reduce heat loss. * • Don’t forget to ventilate the greenhouse, particularly after watering and when paraffin heaters are used at night. * • As the winter…

Germination to Picking Out

…moment they appear to prevent them from growing long and spindly. High temperatures can be obtained by standing pots closer to heaters both indoors and in the greenhouse. If you anticipate raising a large number of seeds that require warmth, particularly during the early months of the year, it will…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 9th March 2012

…has passed, or can I put them in my greenhouse when I put the heater on mid-March? Thanks. Answer: Hi Carole. Your perennial collections are all perfectly hardy but bareroot perennials can be susceptible to rotting if the soil becomes too wet. So your greenhouse is the best place for them for a few…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 10th January 2014

…allotment. We have just raised the funds for a greenhouse. Any suggestions as to what we should kit it out with? Answer: That's great news! What a brilliant thing to do for your children. Kids love getting out in the garden so I'm sure that your greenhouse will be well used. To start with you will…

Thompson & Morgan facebook question and answer session March 4th

…moist. Once the shoots appear above ground you can increase watering and give them an occasional feed. Grow them on a windowsill or in a cool greenhouse provided that they are protected from strong sunlight at all times. After flowering, decrease watering as the foliage dies back. Move the tubers…

Weaning Seedlings

…of time. Those more advanced models with variable thermostatic control can have their settings gradually turned down to the ambient room or greenhouse temperature so that seedlings gradually become hardened off. Again, ventilation should be increased in tandem with lowering temperature. To help…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 28th October 2011

…will definitely need to bring it indoors, as your mini greenhouse is unlikely to provide sufficient winter protection. I would recommend a bright, windowsill in a cool room of the house. Try to avoid placing it beside radiators and heaters. You can reduce watering so that the compost is kept barely…

Propagators

…want to grow * Other uses besides seed raising, such as rooting cuttings and over-wintering plants * Where the propagator will be situated i.e. greenhouse or windowsill * Precisely when in the year and the duration of time that the propagator will be in use. After weighing up all the factors and…