Joannah Stutchbury

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Hi guys, thanks for the responses - my sentiments exactly - the plastic looks like a BIG problem but these people are so happy with their enclosed (and in my oppinion totally inapropriate greenhouses) I was hoping to meet them
half way with some cool tips - I believe ventilation is the key - shade netting would definately be a better option.

And of course as Tel says - planting trees!!
6 years ago
I reckon tea is best used as a darned good cuppa! or for the compost, or for staining ("ageing") fabrics!!
6 years ago
Hi everyone, I am from Kenya in Africa and many NGOs are starting to promote the use of green houses here to help prevent famine and create income generation. My own limited experience with greenhouses (closed plastic ones) is that they get infested with all kinds of mildew etc. I understand you have to create a healthy environment and give the plants space, but it gets sooooooooooo hot and humid in there................... The companies who sell the greenhouses also sell them together with a "kit" of chemical fertilisers; chemical pest control and GMO seeds, so we have a long way to go!!

Does anyone have any useful tips for me for growing veg in greenhouses a) where it averages 90 - 100+ degrees most days and b) where there is no shade (no trees!). thanks
6 years ago
Hello everyone, I just joined your forum - looks really interesting. I live in Kenya and of course we also can have stressed, thirsty plants (although of course we do try to minimise this!) Re the aphid/ant thing, I also heard that if you put dry coffee grounds around the base of the host plant, the ants wont walk through it and therefore cant "service" the aphids. I havent used it yet, but it may work.
6 years ago