Tag: greenhouse

Electronics, Gardening and Lifestyle

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Greenhouse solar power installed, making progress!

  Part of my big push to get the greenhouse ready for this years growing season is to get the greenhouse solar power installed. Including the power set up for two things my powered hose pipe and the autonomous watering system. This was one of the few things that worked very well in my previous…
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March 27, 2019 0
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garden water collection and greenhouse autonomous watering update

So with the new greenhouse in the process of being built, I’ve decided to give the water storage and autonomous watering system an overhaul. so to summarise what I’ve done so far. Upgraded from 15mm to 22mm pipe and fittings. Changed the self-watering from electric pump fed to gravity fed. Installed pipe fittings for connecting…
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March 25, 2019 0

My wooden greenhouse update

  Well as some of you already know I’ve been slaving away for a while on this wooden greenhouse any free moment i get. Which isn’t enough to get a new greenhouse built in time for this years growing season. Well i can finally say its up, not finished, but up. Phew…. This was done…
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March 24, 2019 0
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sowing chilli seeds 2019

Well, its that time of year when I really want to get a head start on planting chilli seeds. These are some of my favourite plants to grow and can add a little or a lot of spice to a dish. The sweet varieties are bursting with flavour and can add a great splash of colour…
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February 26, 2019 0
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Weekend round up – February in the garden

Well, that’s the end of February in the garden for me, I fell like I’ve managed to catch up somewhat and get the greenhouse and garden almost back on track. This weekend has been a great one and I was lucky enough to get a 3 day weekend in due to some time in lieu owed from…
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February 26, 2018 0

DIY Greenhouse irrigation – Part 3

Well it’s about time that I get this typed up as the DIY Greenhouse irrigation system is almost complete the only bit left to do is to wrap my head around the solar and electronics but this should be done within the next month its not quite a high priority and some minor works need…
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February 25, 2018 0
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Removing a trip hazard – Greenhouse DIY

So this was completed last week, but due to some stressful and interesting events, it’s taking me longer than normal to get the post together but finally, I can share a bit of Greenhouse DIY I did. My greenhouse is actually two greenhouses the first one I put in was an 8×8 aluminium framed greenhouse and it…
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February 12, 2018 0
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Greenhouse watering – DIY irrigation part 2

So the water storage is in, granted it looks a bit rough. I could do with a few 100 litres more to really have enough water and build some thermal mass. However, when life gives you lemons find a way to water them ha… (I’m sure that’s how it goes). Anyway, I’ve moved forward with the DIY…
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February 7, 2018 0
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2018 Seedlist Part 2

Well, this is a quick update to my 2018 seedlist part 2, this is pretty much everything I need bar a few possible additions that I’m mulling over. The selection is very much based on quantity (of seed/crop yield) and quality of produce. Most of these seeds I’ve grown previously with great result and the others, well let’s hope…
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February 6, 2018 0

DIY Greenhouse irrigation – Part 1 water storage

Part 1 water storage This is part one of my DIY Greenhouse irrigation build, and ill be focusing on the water storage element. One goal for this year is to minimise the admin of running a greenhouse and vegetable patch, one element that will save me at least a few hours a week is the…
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February 5, 2018 0