Tips on Transplanting – from indoors to outside

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Tips on Transplanting – from indoors to outside Transplant shock can set your young plants back considerably. To avoid this, pick a sunny afternoon to put your plants outside and gradually expose them to the cooler temperatures over a period of two weeks [...]

Helpful Lighting Hints for Better Growing Results

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Lighting Tips High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lights These are the same powerful lights used by professional greenhouse growers. HID lights are highly energy efficient. You can grow any plant, anywhere, anytime you choose. The “high intensity” light energy is effective much farther than [...]

Charley’s Gardening Tips

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Greenhouse Potting Mix

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles For Mixing Your Own Soils Mixture #1 – is a basic mix for use with most types of plants:3 parts organic matter (peat, humus, or sawdust) 1 part sand, perlite, or vermiculite (or a mixture of these) Mixture #2 – [...]

Vent Opener Application Guide

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Vent Opener Application Guide Model Roof Vent Side Vent Heavy Vent Windy Site Sesam Yes No No No Univent Yes Yes No Yes Bayliss T.S. Yes Yes No Yes Hydraulicheck Yes Yes No Yes Super Yes No Yes No Note: [...]

Resources for Identifying Orchid Ailments

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Resources for Identifying Orchid Ailments CONFRONTED WITH pest and disease problems on their orchid plants and flowers can obtain a diagnosis and possible solutions from several sources. Two resources within the orchid community are commercial growers and local orchid societies. [...]

Greenhouse Growing Tips

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Winterizing Your Greenhouse Jack Frost has already drawn up his list of greenhouses to visit. Will you be ready? Here’s the routine we follow at our house each fall: 1. Clean The Greenhouse Take all plants out of the greenhouse and thoroughly clean [...]

Resources for Identifying Orchid Ailments

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Pest & Disease Identification Services Alabama Dr. Talmadge Balch Room 101 Extension Hall Auburn University, Alabama 36849 Telephone (205) 844-6390 Alaska Wayne Vandre State Horticulturist 2221 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Suite 118 Anchorage, Alaska 99508 Telephone (907) 279-6575 Arizona Cooperative [...]

N = Nitrogen P = Phosphorous K = Potassium (potash)

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles What Your Plants Need N = Nitrogen, P = Phosphorous, K = Potassium (potash) Nitrogen is essential for vigorous leaf growth and tends to increase fruit set. Sources of Nitrogen are: Bloodmeal, Bone Meal, Cottonseed Meal, Manure, and Activated Sludge.Phosphorous [...]

Greenhouse Shading

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Greenhouse Shading Greenhouse Shading Guidelines Keeping the greenhouse cool is accomplished by obtaining a balance of shading, ventilation and humidity. Providing the proper amount of each is the secret to a cool greenhouse. Here are some guidelines for shading: Shading [...]