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Dans

  • Joined Jun 2012
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Spring clean - Greenhouse
« on: February 15, 2013, 11:54:17 am »
Ok I'm sure I saw a thread on cleaning a polytunnel but for the life of me I cannot find it now.

The sun is out and I have ventured into the garden and cleared out the green house. There were the remains of my failed peppers from last year and a few slugs. Any suggestions on what I can do to give the greenhouse a good clean. We had aphids last year which I'm guessing I can't do much about but with the peppers slowly rotting away over winter I want to make sure it is as disease free for next year.

Is there anything I can wash old plant pots in to avoid carry over of disease?

Thanks in advance all.

Dans
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Greenerlife

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Leafy Surrey
Re: Spring clean - Greenhouse
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 11:57:56 am »
Jeyes fluid I think is your answer if I remember correctly?  i am also contemplating cleaning my greenhouse out today - been prevaricating too long....

Dans

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Re: Spring clean - Greenhouse
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 12:46:18 pm »
I think I read on here that Jeyes was quite poisonous to cats. Would something like the dettol that is ok for cats still be ok for plants?

Dans
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Jackie 2

  • Joined May 2010
  • North Killingholme
Re: Spring clean - Greenhouse
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 07:44:37 pm »
Jeyes really is the best. Cant you keep your cats away till it dries?

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Spring clean - Greenhouse
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 11:20:38 am »
Hi Dans  :wave:   a good organically acceptable product is Citrox, from the Organic Gardening Catalogue.  It's citric acid based.  You need to scrub your greenhouse, especially in all the cracks and crannies, with an ordinary product such as Ecover washing up liquid, to remove visible dirt and spores, then wash over again with the Citrox.  Scrub all your flower pots and seed trays to the same regime too.
 
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