Saturday 20 January 2018

Grow it yourself: Things to do this week

Michael Kelly

AS THE cold weather and lower light conditions draw in, it's important to close up the doors of your greenhouse or polytunnel to keep the heat in there as much as possible.

However, try and give the polytunnel/greenhouse a good airing on fine dry days – open up the doors and let air circulate – this will help to stop disease developing, particularly downy mildew, which can be a big issue in the winter months.

On days where you do open up the doors make sure to close them again at night to retain whatever heat is in there.

Irish Independent

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