Scientific greenhouse gardening

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EP Pub., 1982 - Gardening - 202 pages
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Describes various types of greenhouses, ventilation systems, potting soils, irrigation systems, and cold frames, and discusses the practical problems of growing vegetables, fruits, and flowers under glass

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Contents

General
7
Introduction
8
The greenhouse microclimate
10
Types of small greenhouse
17
Plastic structures
21
Heating and ventilation
24
The greenhouse soil
29
Seed and potting composts
32
Chrysanthemums
109
Dahlias
117
Spring bulbs
119
Hardy plants for greenhouse display
126
Plant collections under glass
134
Techniques of cultivation
144
Raising plants under glass
145
Propagation tomatoes cucumbers melons peppers and aubergines
152

Plants in containers
37
Watering and irrigation systems
43
Greenhouse staging and bench watering
47
Cold frames
52
Pests and diseases
57
Varieties and cultivars
63
Vegetables and fruits under glass
69
Tomatoes
70
Cucumbers
81
Lettuces
85
Melons
88
Other vegetables and herbs
91
Strawberries and grapes
94
Peaches and nectarines figs
101
Forced crops
156
Flowers propagated and overwintered under glass
159
Vegetative propagation in the greenhouse
164
Heat requirement for greenhouses
175
The preparation of liquid feeds
180
Pesticides
184
Ventilation
185
Soil sterilisation
186
Soil conductivity
187
Micropropagation
188
Glossary
191
Index
195
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