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 […]

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 […]

How To Build a Fiberglass Greenhouse

How To Build With Fiberglass   Greenhouse Construction Tips Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Articles 1.Use any good quality wood for your greenhouse framework. Be sure to treat the pieces with a wood preservative before assembly, even cedar or redwood. Copper or zinc based preservatives are safest. 2. 2 x 4 lumber is […]

Garden Plans

Finding the perfect garden is easy with our 17 garden plans. You can even purchase the plants to support some of these garden designs. Garden, Ring-a-Round the Tree This garden is a delight in any shady location, with or without a tree. Fills approximately 100 sq. ft. with color and elegance all summer long. Lets take a look now! Garden, […]