Hot Bed Design

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Hot Bed Design Build your own heated propagation bed for starting seeds and cuttings. Start with a base of 1/2″ exterior plywood over a 2×2 wood frame. Fasten 1×4 boards to the sides. Lay out the soil warming cable according […]

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 […]

Greenhouse Beneficial Insects

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Good Bugs to the Rescue Beneficial insects are safe for your plants, and will not harm people, pets or your environment! Beneficial insects have proven to be an effective alternative to pesticides in the greenhouse. For at least one month […]

Greenhouse Bulb Forcing Tips

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Bulb Forcing for Special Occasions Spring bulbs that are forced to flower in mid-winter are special attractions. A pot of flowering bulbs for Christmas or any other special occasion is a nice gift to give or receive. Forcing may not […]

Greenhouse Checklist – Gardening Tips

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles 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.Framework __ […]

Greenhouse Climate Guide for Fruits & Vegetables

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Greenhouse Climate Guide for Fruits & Vegetables. 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 […]

How to Select Evaporative Cooler Size:

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles How to Select Evaporative Cooler Size: Determine the volume of your greenhouse – length x width x height. This number is the recommended “CFM rating” for your greenhouse cooler. Select a cooler with this or a higher CFM rating.  

What Size Circulation Fan Do I Need?

  Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles 1. Greenhouse area x 10 = fan cfm. Example: 8′ x 12′ = 96 sq. ft. x 10 = 960 cfm.  2. If your greenhouse if half full of plants, deduct 50% (960 x .5 = 480 cfm).  3. If your greenhouse […]

How to Select the Correct Size of Exhaust Fan

Greenhouse Growing Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles How to Select the Correct Size of Exhaust Fan Greenhouse ventilation is based on a specific formula regardless of your plant types and climate zone. You may vary shading and misting to accommodate plant needs and your local climate. The […]