Feedback: Very good at point of sale and delivery, but had to chase them about delivery dates. Better than expected quality
Response: Hi, Thanks for your feedback on your new Platinum 10x6 Super Pent shed. I'm sorry you had to chase for the delivery dates. We are usually very good at organising these but it's appears we slipped up here. On the positive side your new shed is better than expected. Thanks for taking the time to let us know. Regards, Robin
Now that Spring is here you should be opening up your garden shed and getting ready for the warmer days. As well as that you should be preparing your garden tools from your garden shed ready for the planting of various seeds and vegetables because the sooner you do this the better. With the warm rays of the sun and, hopefully, the April showers you should be able to get a good crop of vegetables and with the cost of living going up week by week it's never too soon.
If you want to grow tomatoes it's possible to grow them in your garden shed or certainly start them in the shed before planting them out in the garden. All you need is to clear the space near the shed window and put a bench, shelf or anything level near the shed window for the tomatoes to start. When the cold weather is finally open you can then think about putting them out in the garden, possibly in front of the garden shed where they can get the benefit of the sun but the shed will also shelter them from the wind.
Seed potatoes are something else which can start in the shed using some old egg cartons, cardboard ones are best. You need to put the broad end of the potato upwards in the egg carton so that the 'eyes' are pointing upwards. Ensure that these are placed in the best place in the garden shed so they obtain the most amount of light. As with the tomatoes you need to keep them moist so that they can flourish. When the potatoes tubers have shoots about 1 - 1½ cm long you can them move them from the garden shed to your garden for main planting.
This advice to utilise your garden shed and get a head start is great advice because leaving it much longer will mean worse crops than what you would hope to expect. The pre-warming of the soil in the early Spring enables new season crops to germinate earlier than normal. You will find that hardy vegetables such as beetroot and carrots will germinate when the soil temperature is about 46 degrees. If the shed is shading the area then this will enable the area to be able get to that temperature earlier than normal.
With sweet corn and beans it needs to be a little warmer, at about 54 degrees, and by covering the ground in the garden with plastic sheeting 6 weeks before sowing you will find that this can increase the temperature accordingly. The plastic sheet will add warmth during the day and help to reduce heat loss at night. Sandy free-draining soil is best for warming early so if you have heavy soil then maybe raise the garden beds for better results.
Clear plastic is best for this purpose however the addition of a layer of black polythene under the clear polythene will give the best results. Where ever possible try to utilise the area shaded by the garden shed as this will give the best results. About this time of year it's also a good idea to make any repairs to your garden shed or garden fence and to rectify the damage which may have occurred to these over the winter. A general tidy up is also a good idea so you can see your garden in a new light, in fact a good spring clean is always good advice during Spring.