For all green house lovers, this summer is the right time for you to give a little more attention to the preservation of your green house. During the summer, your plant might need some extra care in order to avoid dry out.
How to treat your plant during summer time?
Pure water regularly to each plant because during the day, the heat of the sun absorbs water faster and this can risk the health of the plant. They also need to be fed as required to give them more energy against the heat. If possible, put some shade nets in the early summer days to protect the plants from direct overhead sunlight.
Some experts say that watering plants in the middle of the day could scorch the leaves, so don’t do it. The humidity control is also very important for plants, it’s important to splash the floor with water to give the humidity that they want or use hand-held mist sprayer. Moreover, cold water sprayed directly from the tap can give unpleasant effects on plants. Using conserve warm water from the rain barrel would be a better solution to spray plants during summer time.
Do pests and disease control regularly. Pests that love humid condition like aphids, red spider mite and mealy bug can really warm your plants from growing healthier.
Cleaning your green house
Clean your green house regularly to maintain the good structure of your greenhouse, especially for the materials made from woods that are likely to decay if you don’t treat them carefully. The windows have to be clean to maintain good sunlight level entering the green house, so cleaning the window often will make your plants grow healthier.
Before starting to clean the interior of the greenhouse, do not forget to turn off the electricity and other electrical equipments are unplugged. Clean the interior by removing all containers, pots, and shelving. Take away dead leaves, used growing bags and sweep the floor to remove dirt and spilled fertilizer. If you find infected leaves, do not hesitate to burn them in order to avoid contaminations to other plants. Clean the path and the bricks with disinfectants in order to keep the cleanliness of the green house.
Last but not least, don’t forget to check the ventilation panels and windows operate properly and the water irrigation is working.
Enjoy the summer my friends!