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Brassica Blaz

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greenhouse shading?
« on: June 24, 2011, 07:17 »
hi all.i am currently shading the whole sunny side of my greenhouse with a light beige coloured old quilt cover.my tom plants seem to be doing ok at the moment but will they need more full sun once the fruits start to develop?ive also noticed they dont need watering as much too!any advice would be helpful thanks :)

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 08:47 »
They need heat to ripen, not full sun, so hopefully summer will warm up nicely :)
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Re: greenhouse shading?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 10:53 »
They need heat to ripen, not full sun, so hopefully summer will warm up nicely :)


HOPE the summer warms up, indeed  :D
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Re: greenhouse shading?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 15:01 »
There'll be a nationwide glut of green tomato chutney, if it doesn't  :lol:

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Re: greenhouse shading?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2011, 15:02 »
There'll be a nationwide glut of green tomato chutney, if it doesn't  :lol:

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I hope not. I still have some from two years ago  :ohmy:

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Re: greenhouse shading?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2011, 15:03 »
There'll be a nationwide glut of green tomato chutney, if it doesn't  :lol:

Hm.... I wonder what tomato flower chutney would taste like....  :nowink:
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Re: greenhouse shading?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2011, 15:04 »
There'll be a nationwide glut of green tomato chutney, if it doesn't  :lol:

Hm.... I wonder what tomato flower chutney would taste like....  :nowink:

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: greenhouse shading?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2011, 14:59 »
I've painted the outside of my greenhouse with 'cool glass'. I read somewhere that putting shading inside the greenhouse is no good as the sun's rays have already got in and that's what you're trying to avoid.

Have I been doing it wrong and defacing my greenhouse all this time?  :(
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Re: greenhouse shading?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 19:55 »
Lots do this and I guess it works well, epecially if you have the one that lets more light through on dull days than on sunny days  :D

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Re: greenhouse shading?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 22:11 »
i have rigged some old venetian blinds up so i can open and close them



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