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Growing Indoors or under glass in December

Overview:

Basically this month is about keeping plants ticking over, and ensuring that they are growing in optimum conditions.

 

Week 49 - 1st Dec. to 7th Dec.

Check forced bulbs for signs of growth.

 

Week 50 - 8th Dec. to 14th Dec.

Humidity can be a problems indoors so train plants such as Philodendron up moss covered poles.

Keep a close watch on day / night temperatures and adjust Greenhouse heaters and vents accordingly.

Fetch potted Azaleas in to a warmer environment.

Prune potted Camellias if required.

Apply a tar oil winter wash to the Grape vine rods.

Check dried flower and foliage materials stored in sheds or outbuildings, fetch them into the house to brighten things up over christmas and beyond.

 

Week 51 - 15th Dec. to 21st Dec.

Ensure that Freesia plants are in good light and a warm environment.

Check bulbs in plunge beds or cool dark places to prevent compost or bulb fibre from drying out.

Keep Alpines well ventilated to minimize grey mould (botrytis) and collar rot infections, check for signs of aphids and slug damage.

Ensure Houseplants roots are just moist.

 

Week 52 - 22nd Dec. to 31st Dec.

 




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