Greenhouse Checklist – Gardening Tips

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
__ 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

__ 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
__ Misting System
__ Other

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