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.  

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 What Size Circulation Fan Do I Need? 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 […]

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 […]

Greenhouse Information Tips

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles     All kinds of Greenhouses Where ever it is (and whoever its owner may be) a greenhouse is bound to be one of three things: it is a structure wherein certain plants are grown for the purpose of securing their flowers or […]