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Wood chip as flooring?

I've inherited a greenhouse on my allotment which was in a pretty bad state floorwise, the greenhouse that is, not the allotment.. OH has cleaned it out and put down a weed membrane. We're having paving slabs round three sides on which we intend to plant tomatoes in pots.OH has put down freshly chipped wood shavings as flooring up the middle.I'm not too sure about this in respect of bugs/fungus etc. Do you think  it'll be okay by the time we come to grow our tomatoes or would you suggest shingle of some sort?


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,203
    You might get a lot of woodlice hiding in the woodchip, perhaps even mushrooms.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,063
    I put a fresh layer of woodchip in my polytunnels every year. Never had a problem. 
  • KlinkKlink Posts: 261
    I like woodlice @Lizzie27 so they're welcome to share the greenhouse,so long as they don't eat the tomatoes!
    Thanks @Hostafan1 . I'll tell OH the woodchip can stay :)
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