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It always Nice to Clean Out The Greenhouse.

Postby kHT » May 05, 2005 9:18 pm

Is yours cleaned out yet? I spent all day out there steam cleaning, bleaching and washing down walls. It's so clean you can eat off the floor! :wink:
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Postby notmartha » May 06, 2005 7:14 am

mine is super dirty and FULL of plants!!! no cleaning for a month or so! :o
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Postby Old earth dog » May 06, 2005 9:21 pm

How often should they be super cleaned with bleach, etc? Wish I had one to clean. :roll: :D
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Postby kHT » May 08, 2005 9:45 pm

OED, I clean mine out twice a year, Spring and Fall that way now mold or moss! Besides you want to keep them as clean as possible, so you can eat off the floor if you spouse kicks ya out? I'm looking for a nice chair to sit out there also. :wink:
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Postby Deb118 » May 08, 2005 9:49 pm

What strength of bleach do you use, Karma? Wouldnt a nice day-bed be more comfortable than a chair? :D
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Postby newtohosta-no more » May 09, 2005 5:39 am

And don't forget the mini fridge and the TV! :lol:

It would be cool to have a greenhouse.
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Postby kHT » May 09, 2005 6:54 pm

Deb, I do 50/50 but the steamer makes it sterile and the bleach is just a backup to make sure. I also replace the 6mil plastic every 5 years which is the liner inside.
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Postby ladyblue » May 12, 2005 5:17 pm

If I had one I would move in a t.v.,fridge and a daybed and I wouldn't bother anyone! Well, I guess I'd need a PC too!! :D :P
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Postby Gruntfuttock » Aug 02, 2005 11:24 am

We used to be able to buy smoke bombs which killed off all the nasties, but our beloved European Union put a stop to that along with hundreds of other perfectly safe garden products.
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Postby newtohosta-no more » Aug 02, 2005 3:20 pm

I wonder if your "smoke bombs" are the same thing as we refer to as "bug bombs"? I've used those before. Wonder if they are still available here? :???:
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Postby doublemom2 » Aug 07, 2005 11:43 pm

Ummm... cleaning out the greenhouse? Is there such a thing? I haven't cleaned mine out since I've had it, going on three years now yikes! I grow my tomatoes in there starting in early spring because we don't get enough heat here to make the 'maters happy, and in the fall I stash all my annual geraniums and fuchsias in there, along with non-hardy water plants and bunches of seedlings that are perennial, but just need a bit of extra protection that first year (also a good excuse to go visit the greenhouse in the dead of winter LOL!)

Guess I'll head out there after I pull out the tomatoes and clean it all down...

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Postby notmartha » Oct 19, 2005 5:43 pm

mine is cleaned out again and ready for winter storage! :D
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Re: It always Nice to Clean Out The Greenhouse.

Postby putnamgardens » Apr 03, 2009 9:14 pm

Mine's full of gazing balls. I guess I can get busy dragging them out of there. It hasn't been that warm to germinate in the greenhouse but I did start a tray of bird house gourds and nastursiums. Anybody else got spring fever? Only thing blooming here is the pussy willows.
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Re: It always Nice to Clean Out The Greenhouse.

Postby govgirl75 » Apr 03, 2009 9:17 pm

How beautiful the garden is with all the gazing balls. I love it. What a neat idea. Even when the flowers aren't blooming so much, you have color with the gazing balls.
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