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How to protect plants from heat


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You will need: Newspaper, Shading Paint, Brush, Watering Can, Horticultural Fleece or Netting

The intense heat of summer can cause problems, like scorch, for the plants in a greenhouse but there are a few easy ways to help them.

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Step One:

Lay newspaper over cuttings or young plants to shade them from direct sunlight.

Step 1 of How to protect plants from heat

Step Two:

Apply shading paint to the panels of your greenhouse. Apply thinly, adding more if necessary.

Step 2 of How to protect plants from heat

Step Three:

Damping down the floor with cold water increases humidity and lowers the temperature as it evaporates.

Step 3 of How to protect plants from heat

Step Four:

Horticultural fleece or shade netting can be draped over plants or the outisde of the structure. Follow these steps whenever the heat is particulary intense to help stop your plants suffering.

Step 4 of How to protect plants from heat

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