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Growing Guide – July

14 October 2022 | Martha Hunter

Growing Guide – July

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As summer reaches its peak, the main challenge facing greenhouse gardeners this month is preventing the greenhouse from getting too hot. Ventilation is vitally important and you will have to make sure there is good air circulation inside the structure during the night as well as during the day. Whilst the high air temperatures will cause soil to dry out quickly, watering must be carried out without fail and it is essential that compost is checked every day to ensure it does not dry out.

Remember to watch like a hawk for pests and diseases. Red spider mite, greenfly, whitefly, thrips, grey mould and mildew are all prevalent at this time of year and combatting them is a major focus for the greenhouse gardener.

This month is also a good time for taking cuttings as roots will form quickly in the warm conditions.

We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.

Jenny Uglow, Biographer

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