Greenhouse Gardening Tips

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently. Garden Tips Charley’s Greenhouse Checklist Decision guideline to help plan your greenhouse Winterizing Your Greenhouse Calculating Heating Requirements Climate Guide Climate Control Tips Fluorescent Light Tips Lighting Tips Helpful Lighting Tips for Better Growing Results Cleaning Tips Starting Seed Tips Getting Seeds Started Indoors Mixing Your Own Soil […]

Helpful Lighting Hints for Better Growing Results

  Light Intensities: A. For germinating seeds and rooting cuttings: 10 lamp watts per square foot of growing area. The light source should be 6″ to 8″ above the soil or planting media. Recent studies indicate that if seeds are exposed rather than being lightly covered, a high germination percentage is obtained. Another system that may be used is to […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Tips on Using Fluorescent Lights

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Tips on Using Fluorescent Lights These lights are recommended for starting seeds and cuttings. They are also popular for growing herbs and other low-light plants like African Violets. Fluorescent lights are “low intensity” and need to be within 6″ x 8″ of the […]