trays laid out in greenhouse

trays laid out in greenhouse

Monday 5 August 2013

Today we laid out all the trays in the greenhouse.  They are raised on plastic pots to ‘air-prune’ the roots and stop them from ramifying underneath the trays and tangling up; this would make it difficult to pull the plants from the modules at planting time.

The trial is divided into three main blocks according to plant type:


Chinese cabbage

Spring cabbage

Within each crop there are four rows each containing one tray of each growing medium.

After the trial was laid out, it was given its first watering with plain water. In 7-10 days we will assess the germination/emergence. Meanwhile we will send off samples of unused compost for nutrient analyses.

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