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Greenhouse Growing Tips

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.

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Charley's Greenhouse Checklist

Here is a decision guideline to help you plan your greenhouse. If you have questions about any aspect of the greenhouse, please call, fax or e-mail us . Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is waiting to help.


__ Aluminum - wood if beautiful, but our aluminum frames are longer lasting and maintenance-free.
__ Painted Aluminum - best appearance, looks new for many years.


__ Tempered safety glass
__ TwinWall or Opal
__ TripleWall
__ Glass walls, TwinWall or Opal roof


__ Pressure treated timbers (up to 200 sq. ft greenhouse)
__ Concrete/block base wall
__ Concrete slab/tile

Note: Outside dimensions of greenhouse foundation are given under "Actual Sizes" on the price charts.


If you have not poured a concrete slab, you will need a walkway down the middle of your greenhouse. First, lay down landscape fabric (#2380) over the entire floor. For an aisle of bricks: frame the walkway with treated 2 x 4 lumber, lay down 2" of crushed rock, then 1" of sand, and set the bricks with 3/8" spacing. A final touch might be to plant lemon thyme between the bricks! Finish the remainder of the floor with 2" of pea gravel.

__ Aisle pavers/bricks, Pea gravel under benches
__ All pavers - provides good drainage
__ Concrete slab/tile - not too smooth or it gets slippery. Provide for drainage.


__ Benches
__ Shading
__ Heating
__ Air Circulation
__ Misting System
__ Other

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