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 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 – […]

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 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

  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 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 […]

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 […]

Tips on Heating Your Greenhouse

Great greenhouse tips and useful information to keep your greenhouse running efficiently.   ::Construction Tips   ::Garden Tips   ::Articles Tips on Heating Your Greenhouse Heat conservation is first. Seal and insulate where needed. For Reliable Central Heating Services, call on Cardinal Heating and Air Conditioning of Kirkland, WA Heat only as much as your plants require (this may feel cool to you). […]

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 […]

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 […]