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Re: New hothouse.

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:42 pm
by pvdw
Some last picks.

All shadenet done. 40% all over.

Re: New hothouse.

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:46 pm
by pvdw
Very last one.

Extra 40% shadenet covering the seedlings until there first leave change. The back wall is a double layer as well to protect against our harsh western afternoon sun.

Re: New hothouse.

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:52 pm
by Australian
In general people have shade houses with a perspex roof and netting on the side. I don't have any yet, so I put 50% shade cloth on top of pots. I let the rain water them in season, otherwise I move the pots inside the patio. It's awkward and inefficient.

Re: New hothouse.

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:04 am
by pvdw
Australian wrote:In general people have shade houses with a perspex roof and netting on the side. I don't have any yet, so I put 50% shade cloth on top of pots. I let the rain water them in season, otherwise I move the pots inside the patio.


It's awkward and inefficient.


Once the value of the plants is more than a new hothouse cost one soon realize that the hothouse becomes a must ;) :D

Re: New hothouse.

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 11:18 am
by Australian
I totally agree. However, it's also a matter of space and needs of non-succulent plants in the garden.