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Growing Plants in Greenhouse

Must-Have Greenhouse Essentials For Summer

With the warmer months of summer set to alter the climate inside your greenhouse, it's important to make sure you and your beloved plants are well-prepared for the scorching temperatures. Here at The Range our extensive collection of must-have greenhouse essentials are sure to help lend any green-fingered gardener a helping hand when it comes to kitting out your greenhouse. Covering aspects relating from storage accessories to irrigation tools, this handy guide won't leave you feeling hot under the collar this summer season.

New to outdoor gardening and looking for a little motivation when it comes to purchasing your first greenhouse? If so, why not check out our Essential Guide to Buying a Greenhouse - packed full of helpful tips and inspiring ideas, this guide is sure to come in handy.

Potting Up Summer Greenhouse

Storage Accessories

By creating circulation around your greenhouse, you can be sure to help ventilate your plants with a little more ease. Storage accessories such as potting benches or outdoor shelving units are perfect for not only maximising storage space but also for promoting a little more growing space.

If you're planning on potting plants ahead of the Summer months, then making sure you're well stocked with suitable pots and planters is also key. Small plastic pots are perfect for giving your plants a little more wriggle room, and also often come in multipacks to help you save money. You should also pick up some saucers, as these will help reduce the risk of unwanted water spillage when it comes to keeping your plants hydrated.

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Watering

Making sure you keep your plants well-hydrated during the warmer months is an important step that shouldn't be missed. It's suggested that you should water your beloved plants, seedlings, or new cuttings at least every day, or every other day in cooler periods.

Plants that are stored in conservatories or within direct sunlight will also benefit from being watered every day to avoid dehydration.

Different irrigation essentials include watering cans - a lightweight option that can be kept inside your greenhouse, ready-to-be filled with fresh water - and a hose -  particularly if your plants are stored in potted arrangements, vegetable patches, or flower boxes just outside your greenhouse.

Ventilation

The prospect of overheating is a common feature within greenhouses during the warmer months, leaving your plants and seeds dry and dehydrated if not monitored correctly. Ensuring your greenhouse is adequately ventilated will no doubt benefit your crops.

Many greenhouses are designed with air vents to allow fresh air to enter, and some are even designed with automatic vents that will open and close themselves when needed. After a more fool-proof way to help you measure the rising temperatures? Why not install a lightweight thermometer on the inside of your greenhouse.

If you're looking for a way to store your beloved plants outside of your greenhouse during Summer, then consider picking up a greenhouse cover or cold frame, both of which offer great ways to help keep your plants cool during the changing temperatures.

Now you know exactly what you need, make sure to look through our greenhouse accessories as well as the rest of our Gardens Department to ensure you have everything you need to grow and care for a beautiful garden this summer.

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