Green Houses

Plastic Greenhouses

Two types of plastic generally are used: smooth transparent sheets of polyethylene and vinyl film, and corrugated and special types of plastic such as Fiberglas, Al-synite, Mylar, Filon, and Corrolux. Read the rest of this entry »

Add Items to Your Greenhouse

Benches and shelves are other greenhouse requirements. Benches can be built of redwood, or cypress, with slatted or solid surfaces. Some growers set their plants directly on the bench. In my benches I use galvanized tray-inserts holding a 2-inch layer of pea rock on which I set the potted plants. Some growers construct a wooden tray for the bench and put soil in this tray so that plants can be grown directly in the bench. Read the rest of this entry »

Soils and Potting: Greenhouses

You'll make bigger profits from your greenhouse crops if you plant them in the right soil mixture, in the proper kind of pot or other container, and transplant them as needed. Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Greenhouse for You

Before you do anything—even before you start dreaming about building a greenhouse—check with your city engineer or building inspector. It is important to know what the building regulations are as to greenhouse placement and construction. In some residential areas, construction of any kind of commercial structure is prohibited. Read the rest of this entry »

Greenhouse Gardening

Gardening in a greenhouse allows you to control growing conditions such as temperature, water, soil erosion and more. Many people actually prefer to have their entire garden inside a greenhouse, because the environment is much more controlled and because it allows them to tend their gardens all year round. Read the rest of this entry »

Caring For Your Greenhouse

Greenhouse plants in pots, flats, or benches are completely dependent on the grower for their needs. Watering is perhaps the most important job of all. Most plants are largely made up of water. A growing plant gives off lots of moisture through its leaves. If water is not available in the soil so the plant's roots can replace this transpiration, the plant will wilt and possibly die. Read the rest of this entry »