Soft fruits in tunnels: how to plan irrigation

The root systems of raspberries and strawberries are sensitive to problems when the substrate they are cultivated in doesn’t fit their needs. When selecting your substrate for tunnel cultivation, it’s important to keep an eye on the airiness and permeability of the blend.

What if my substrate has a bad odour?

When you open up a bag of substrate that has been laying around for a while, it is possible that it releases a bad odour. In this short article we investigate the cause of this odour and the implications for your substrate.

Training about coarse young plant mixtures

In this training video Global Product Manager Nedeljko Bašić explains about air, water and dust in growing media. It also covers best practices, market trends and available Kekkilä Professional products for young plants and propagation.

Beginner’s tips for growing berries in tunnels

Growing berries in growing media in tunnels and greenhouses has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Growers can reach an optimal result by minimising the factors impairing the amount and quality of the crops both before and during the growing season.

How to use Kekkilä Professional Grow Boards

In this article and demonstration video we show you how to take Kekkilä Professional's pressed growing media for strawberries and raspberries into use. Learn all about the benefits of these easy to handle growing media.

7 facts to consider when choosing substrate for soft fruits

There are many options available for soft fruit substrates. Soft fruits grown on substrates are mainly strawberry and raspberry in the Nordics, also the cultivation of blueberries has increased in tunnels. Next, I will share a few things to consider when choosing the substrate for growing soft fruits.

Measuring pH and EC levels

pH and EC levels within the substrates are highly important for optimal plant growth. In this article we cover what these values tell you and how to measure them correctly yourself.

How to get rid of weeds in your greenhouse?

In this edition of the Growing tips and Advice we will cover a common issue in cultivation: weeds. First, we'll describe what makes a plant a weed. Secondly we'll cover what the presence of weeds can mean for you cultivation. And finally, we'll talk about ways to fight weeds in your greenhouse.