So the day has arrived and your greenhouse has been installed! You’ve got the keys and you’re just about to start planning your summer seeds. But what comes next? We’ve put together a helpful guide on greenhouse maintenance, how to join our community, and keep up to date with our social channels.
When the main growing season is over it is the perfect time to schedule some greenhouse maintenance. We’ve found the quickest and easiest way to clean your greenhouse is using a pressure washer. Make sure to empty your plants from your greenhouse or cover any you can’t remove and then set your pressure washer to 140 °F.
Now the outside has been cleaned, it’s time to give the inside some attention. To clean the internal structure simply use warm soapy water to wash away any debris or pests. Our final recommendation would be to clean your hydroleca. To do this, empty the hydroleca into a bucket and wash through with warm soapy water and then rinse through.
If you have a reservoir and are worried about stagnant water you can buy EM Ceramic pipes to keep things fresh. All you need to do is to hang the pipes in a bag inside your reservoir or water butt and they will continue to keep your water fresh. Find out how they work and order here.
Join our Grow Club
As a greenhouse grower, you’re invited to join The Alitex Grow Club. Our Grow Club is a collection of passionate growers, sharing their knowledge and recommendations. Join here to receive the latest news and access to early bird tickets. We also post our growing guides which show you what to start growing in which months, how to plan your cutting garden as well as Uncle Jim’s top tips!
As well as advice and events, you can also ask our horticultural experts any questions you may have about growing. So if you’ve got a bucket-list of plants including edibles, tropicals, or flowers, we can help you get going.
If you’re not already, make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest to get inspiration for upcoming growing seasons. It’s a great time to rearrange your greenhouse when you’re doing your maintenance. Pinterest is especially useful when updating your greenhouse layout. We have a huge collection of greenhouse inspiration to get those creative juices flowing. You may even want to add more accessories now you’ve had time to fully understand how your greenhouse works for you.