Greenhouse Lighting Tips

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″]   Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently. 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 fluorescent: 250 watt/3 ft., […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 or so. Move them from your greenhouse to a cold frame, seed house, cloche, under a row cover, or to a protected outdoor area. Uncover […]

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: […]

Greenhouse Construction Tips

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently. 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 fine tooth saw blade Install new glazing gasket if necessary Note panels have one side which […]

Greenhouse Benefits of Air Circulation

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Benefits of Air Circulation There are 2 kinds of fans needed for climate control in the greenhouse. These fans use little electricity. For only a few pennies a day, you can create a healthy greenhouse environment. 1. Air Circulation: It […]