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The Tiny Greenhouse

The Tiny Greenhouse

 If you’re pressed for space, the thought of having a greenhouse might seem like a consideration for the future.  We’re here to say that this need not be the case!  If you want to be growing fresh flowers or herbs, a few vegetables, or even something more exotic like citrus plants, you can do so without a garden or traditional greenhouse.  The philosophy we’d like to impart here is, start with what’s possible, then expand your horizon as you are able.   All over the country, people living in urban environments, in the suburbs, and even in apartments, have been coming up with new and creative and ways to integrate green spaces into their lives.  Rooftop gardens, green balconies and porches, cold frames, small lean-tos, and portable type greenhouses, all offer small-scale, manageable, and inexpensive ways to expand beyond houseplants. … Read More >

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The winter greenhouse: tips and options for producing year-round

The winter greenhouse: tips and options for producing year-round

There are a few key fundamentals when it comes to maintaining an effective year-round greenhouse in a northern climate: a deep structural foundation, an ideal location with maximum sun visibility and orientation, and a glazing material with strong insulating and light transmitting qualities.  Beyond these considerations though, there are a few simple yet comprehensive methods for fostering an acceptable climate for your plants when the outside temperatures are very low.  This month we’ll look at some easy ways to get the most out your greenhouse this winter. Heating: If you want to keep your greenhouse both self-sufficient and uncomplicated, you probably don’t want to deal with an elaborate heating system.  Passive solar heating is the ideal solution, with little upfront cost, no monthly costs, and virtually no maintenance, a high thermal mass material is the perfect way to get some extra heat from sunlight.  What’s more, the best material… Read More >

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Weighing Your Greenhouse Options

Weighing Your Greenhouse Options

Getting stuck choosing the best greenhouse? There are many factors to consider, and a variety of options available when it comes to greenhouse setup and design. In this post, I’ll break down and explain some key elements to keep in mind when browsing for your first greenhouse. One of the first considerations is size. Before taking the plunge on a particular model, you’ll want to have your greenhouse site in mind. Pick an open spot with full access to sun. Generally speaking, a greenhouse on the larger end of your range is ideal, which will allow more flexibility and expansion in the future. Even if you simply want a spot for starting your seedlings, you’ll still find that having an extra 10 or 20 square feet will give you more breathing room and workspace, and it might encourage you to expand to new gardening territory.   Greenhouse glazing material… Read More >

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Guide to Choosing The Best Greenhouse

Guide to Choosing The Best Greenhouse

Different Types: Cold Frame – Mini greenhouses designed to be set directly on a garden bed for direct seed germination. (click here to see our selection) or print pictures of shed Started Greenhouses – Small, medium size greenhouses for propagating seeds and started plants which will be transported outdoors to garden beds. (click here to see our selection) Grower Greenhouses – Larger, often with adjustable shelving for growing crops full-term indoors under shelter. These all purpose greenhouses come with diffused  or semi-diffused coverings for propagating seeds to harvesting crops and preparing them for storage.   Temperature Levels: Hot – Temperature range is 65-70 degrees or higher, used to grow tropical plants. Warm – Temperature range is 50-55 degrees, used for growing plants normally grown in flower or vegetable gardens. Cool – Temperature range is in the 40’s, used for germinating… Read More >

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