Gravel on the greenhouse floor??

I already have a base which is concrete for my new greenhouse, however I have seen some pictures with gravel on the GH floor and have read a thread from last year re a new base. With me already having a base, will that be suitable as it is or would I be better putting gravel down on top of it. What purpose does it serve exactly (I think it may hold more moisture for in the summer when (hopefully) it's hot but not sure?? Thanks in advance and apologies for another silly question!!
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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Tracey I don't see the need to put gravel on a concrete floor. Will be much easier to sweep and disinfect a concrete base.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    Thanks KEF, nice simple answer, just what I need with GH and gardening overload in my brain ha ha!!
  • AWBAWB Posts: 413

    I use grow bag plastic trays filled with gravel.works very well.

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    AWB, sorry I'm not sure what you mean, can you get trays that you put grow bags in and you put gravel in them? If so why, what purpose does the gravel have, I don't understand that bit. Thanks.
  • AWBAWB Posts: 413

    There are trays which are the right size for growbags. Do not use a growbags. Fill tray with gravel and add water. Stand terracotta pots in tray,waters plant and creates humidity in the summer months

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    Ah right, I see now. Thanks.
  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    AWB that would be a good idea for cucumbers. I put trays of water in my cucumber GH.

  • KEF I'm on a mission next week to lay my GH base but I'm having soil beds and not concreting the hole base But on one side I may lay some slabs for Cucumbers and Peppers. On GW one of the last one's of 2013 Monty said to add plastic to create a different climate if you do as you say add gravel to growbag trays and grow your cucumbers in the grow bags would you still add the plastic 

     

    Clueless

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Can I get back to you tomoz' James ?

  • That's ok KEF

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