Starting Seeds Indoors

Seed starting indoors is exciting and infectious, and you’ll soon find that your windowsills are crammed with little pots of seedlings and you have an overwhelming desire to study greenhouse designs. But a greenhouse is not necessary for a satisfactory experience in gardening, as long as you follow some practical considerations such as light and temperature requirements and space. A […]

Important Facts About Hobby Greenhouses

It doesn’t matter if you’re investing in your first ever greenhouse, or if you’ve had one for many years, there are a selection of key facts that everyone should know when it comes to their greenhouse. A hobby greenhouse is a greenhouse used for gardening projects such as growing your own fruit and veg, your favourite selection of flowers and […]

Humidifying Your Greenhouse

Misting Guidelines Apply mist only during daylight hours to avoid excessive humidity at night, which encourages disease. Remember, when the greenhouse cools at night, the relative humidity will rise even with the misting system off. Use a 24-hour timer to shut off the misting system 2 hours before sundown. Cooling Shading and ventilation are required during summer to prevent a greenhouse […]

Climate Control for Healthier Plants

Greenhouse Growing Tips Ventilation Use a ventilation system to automatically protect your greenhouse plants from withering heat build-up. No need to daily open and close vents, trying to out-guess the weatherman! Let a thermostatically controlled system do all the work. The thermostat turns the system on at the temperature you select. The fan expels hot air and fresh, cool air […]

Tips for Cleaning Your Greenhouse

Weekly, remove dead plant material from plants and soil. Watch for slugs and other pests on plants, in pots, under trays, in corners and beneath benches. Sterilize pots and flats with Physan 20 (#7620) before reusing them. At least once a year, take all your plants out of your greenhouse and thoroughly clean the greenhouse, benches, shelves and walkways. Spray […]

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 – […]

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. […]

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 […]

Seed Starting Tips

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Seed Starting Tips The joys of starting your own seeds are many — earlier harvests, greater variety, healthier seedlings, cost savings, and the fun of watching plants grow! Sowing Seeds Soak seeds in hot water overnight to speed germination. Seeding […]

Construction Tips

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Construction Tips – Page 2 BACK | MORE TIPS Reglazing With TwinWall or TripleWall Upgrade your greenhouse TwinWall is a significant improvement for a single-glazed greenhouse. Remove old glazing Cut TwinWall to size using a box knife or a very […]