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What does it take to operate a greenhouse?

Various greenhouse errands, such as seeding and transplanting, take up to one hour weekly, depending on the season. In spring, for example, greenhouses are packed with seedling and flowering plant transplants. Spring is one of the most important seasons for greenhouse work since most plants that are to be grown throughout the year need to be planted and tended during this time.

For the summer months, your greenhouse may be left relatively empty. However, you might keep in it any expensive crops that may be gnawed by wild animals or plants that require a bit more heat than summertime weather provides.

In late August or early September, move back to the greenhouse from around the deck and property the plants you grew over the summer. Then, carefully inspect each plant and spray it to eliminate any unwelcome pests. Replant to save time and lightly fertilize all of the plants. Once the plants are in the greenhouse, despite careful spraying, insect explosions though less likely to occur, may happen, requiring treatment again.

By early November, shorter days, little light, and cool temperatures hinder plant growth, so watering and fertilizing need to be curtailed as well. By mid-December, you can use the greenhouse only once or twice a week to water and observe plants, look for insect problems, remove yellowing leaves, vacuum leaves that have fallen, and ensure that everything's as it should be.

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