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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:17 pm    Post subject: seedlings on a windowsill Reply with quote

I watched Gardeners World the other night and a little tip that i never thought of was given---ok i am a slow learner!!--i often raise seedlings on the kitchen window and always having to turn them round so they dont grow towards the light--they had a piece of cardboard covered in tin foil which relected the light---i tried this with some late tomato seedlings and it works.You all probably know this!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i didn`t,but what a clever idea
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The home cannabis growers have been doing this for years. Shocked Laughing Good tip though.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that! The simple tips are usually the best. Idea
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also good to see that they did it on the cheap nothing fancy required.
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i too have diccovered a spot in my kitchen, over the cabinet where the electric kettle is left on the worktop. Dont know why but i get great germination up there
Maybe constant temp or steam from kettle but it works for me
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gardener's world did make one mistake with the aluminium foil.
They put the foil under the plants as well as beside and behind them.
Many plants do not like light coming from the underside the leaves, this can be caused by the light reflecting off the aluminium foil under the plants.

Flat white plant also works well as a reflector.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice tip, may try that.. so simple but quite effective Smile
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