Majority of my babies are outdoor and I still don't have a greenhouse as the greenhouse I needed require foundation which my father in law still hasn't got the time to build one for me.
Anyway I've tried various greenhouses, from £30 to £85. The £85 from here literally torn off due to the strong wind so it's useless to me. So I ended up using wired shelves rack and cover with polysheet using 50mm clips. The cheapest and most efficient way to protect my babies from the crazy wind and rain.
- Super Therm Polythene sheet.**- It's super high quality, keeps warm yet allows 90% light transmission.
- 4 tier wired shelves rack as their house ** (I currently have 3).
- These grow lights** are my recommendation as they are full spectrum with additional warm light and white led light besides red and blue lights.
- Alternatively get UVB lights for reptile- these lights are perfect to stress or maintain the stressed succulents provided they have settled in.
- Get a thermostat to make sure the temperature doesn't fall below 5 degrees or 0 degree if you are pushing it.
- Greenhouse heater (I like this as this comes with the built in thermostat and I only used them for 2 weeks in early Jan).
- Garden fleece ( I only use it when it's extremely cold)
- Sauce bottle- I like use this as it has sharp tip which is easier to water.
- Potting mix- see here
- Pots- various but I tend to go for 9cm, 7cm and 5cm terracotta pots.
- Seed tray - little expensive but extremely durable and thick; totally not those real filmsy ones.
- Pruning shear- probably not necessary as I mainly use this to prune my maple tree.
- and yes I have the mini garden tools too- but I find the shear, brush and tweezers are the ones I use the most.
- Toothbrush- perfect to clean and brush off the roots.
- Succulent plant food- I only use once a month between late May- November but they don't generally need that unless you are growing Purple Pebbles, Moonstones or other similar plants.
- Bug Killer- I only use this from late spring to early autumn.
- Sun shading net- very essential during summer.
- Lux meter app- it's a sunlight reading that's available for free to download to your phone. And I use it on daily basis to check the reading making sure the succies are not overly exposed to direct sun ( causing sun damage). Ideally less than 90,000 lux
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