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sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Cleaning Pollytunnel
« on: February 07, 2013, 03:47:51 pm »
Once the weather improves I need to use my tunnel to start of some veg seeds. This winter it is looking pretty green on the insides and I would like to know what can I wash it with that will not damage soil or plants already in there. Ideas please.

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: Cleaning Pollytunnel
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 10:57:50 am »
I use fairy liquid with a tot of bleach in a bucket; a brush on a long pole then with hosepipe attached to it to rinse, to do mine but i do believe there a proprietory brands that do the job too.
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Cleaning Pollytunnel
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 11:21:59 am »
Citrox is good against green algae and is completely harmless to plants and the environment.  I use it to scrub seed trays and pots.  You can get it from the Organic Gardening Catalogue but it would be worth checking other sources too.   I add Ecover washing up liquid to the Citrox when I wash pots
For our tunnel, we use a pressure washer, but you need to make sure it doesn't splash back onto the plants - maybe you could cover them.  A small pressure washer is surprisingly cheap and of course can be used on vehicles too.
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Re: Cleaning Pollytunnel
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 02:48:32 pm »
Try MMC Pro - it will kill all algae and moss on hard surfaces.


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sabrina

  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Cleaning Pollytunnel
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 12:51:33 pm »
Thankyou will look into that.

edessex

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • Nr. Stansted Airport, Essex/Herts
    • Horticultural Services
Re: Cleaning Pollytunnel
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 09:05:38 pm »
We always used washing up liquid and a broom on the tunnels and glasshouses.

 

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