Cleaning The Greenhouse
I know that cleaning the greenhouse is important, it’s one of the more significant investments that we’ve made on the plot and I want to look after it and also for hygiene, removing dirt, debris and dealing with any insects etc. seems like good practice. So why has it been on every ‘to do’ list I’ve written since last October?
Every time I wrote it down again, the scale of the task grew in my mind until it seemed to be of Herculean proportions.
Of course as is often the case with jobs like this, the reality was very different and it amounted to an hour and a half for the two of us to do it, Derek cleaning the roof because he’s tall and me doing the staging and the side panels.
Hot water, j cloths to wash, microfibre cloths to dry, Dettol disinfectant and Jayes fluid, which was surprisingly hard to come by, and a stiff brush being the things we needed. I once heard someone say that gardening was like outdoor house work and in this case that’s probably so.
It’s gleaming now and ready to be restocked with seed compost and vermiculite for the new season. There’s just the plant pots to wash now.