PRODUCT REVIEW: GREENHOUSE ACCESSORIES

It’s great, you’ve got your greenhouse now what? Here are some extras to consider that you may find useful

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ELECTRONIC TEMP AND HUMIDITY WEATHER STATION

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With this Electronic Weather Station you can record the highest and lowest temperatures both indoors and out. Indoor temperature is sensed by the control box and outdoor temperature by a probe on the end of a flexible 2m lead. It also displays outdoor humidity level.

VERDICT
This is a very useful gadget to have in the greenhouse, especially early on when you want to make sure it is not too cool in the greenhouse for tender seedlings, or when you want to gauge the humidity level during the summer for plants like cucumber. The control unit can be mounted is free standing, is simple to use and has an easy readable screen.

TWO WESTS & ELLIOT
www.twowests.co.uk
TEL: 01246 451077
PRODUCT CODE: BRETHW
PRICE: £39.95

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COMPOST SCOOP

This curved compost scoop is made from rust resistant galvanised steel and has a FSC hardwood handle. It has a deep dish for transferring compost to the potting table without the risk of spillage. . Length 30cm (12in).

KG VERDICT
This is an excellent tool to have handy in the greenhouse. It slides easily into compost and because of the depth of the dish you can transfer a good amount in one go. Great for filling pots, seed trays or transferring compost to the potting table.

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GREENHOUSE SENSATION
www.greenhousesensation.co.uk
TEL: BUY ONLINE
PRODUCT CODE: N/A
PRICE: £14

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JUMBO STAGING TRAYS

Made made of tough injection moulded black plastic these Jumbo trays can for placed on greenhouse staging or on the floor of the greenhouse. Each one is approximately 117 x 40 x 4cm (46 x 15¾ x 1½in) and will accommodate 52 x 3in pots, five standard seed trays, or a full size growing bag.

KG VERDICT

These Jumbo trays are perfect for placing on top of greenhouse staging to hold pots and trays. They prevent water from dripping onto the greenhouse floor (or onto plants beneath the staging) and compost slipping through the staging. They can also be used with gravel, sand, or capillary matting, or placed on the floor for growing bags. Giant trays – approximately 120 x 55 x 4cm (47 x 21¾ x 1½in) – are also available should you want something larger.

SUTTONS
www.suttons.co.uk
TEL: 0344 326 2200
PRODUCT CODE: 562193
PRICE GUIDE: £24.99

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