Greenhouses and Garden

  1. Greenhouse Planning: 6 Tips for Organizing Your Greenhouse Space

    Greenhouse Planning: 6 Tips for Organizing Your Greenhouse Space
    Greenhouses provide a controlled environment for effective growing of all kinds of plants, extend your growing season, preventing pests, and more. But just using a greenhouse in your backyard is only part of the equation. Greenhouse planning is extremely essential to the health and prosperity of your plants. Before you begin planning, you should ask yourself the following questions:
    • What types of plants am I planning to grow?
    • What temperatures do I need to maintain in my greenhouse?
    • How much space will my plants need to grow healthy?
    • How long will it take for my plants to go from sprout to fruit or flower?

    Once you answer these questions and write a detailed greenhouse planning strategy, you will be able to efficiently organize and lay out your greenhouse. Here are 6 tips for planning the inside of your greenhouse:
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  2. Grower's Guide: Greenhouse Cleaning Tips

    Grower's Guide: Greenhouse Cleaning Tips

    If you’re gearing up for a new season of crops, your structure will need a good greenhouse cleaning. Seasonal greenhouse cleaning is important to maintain overall plant health. Cleaning your  greenhouse will help keep diseases from spreading while staving off harmful pests. To do this, you’ll need to remove all plants and crops from within the greenhouse unit and follow the following our helpful greenhouse cleaning tips.

    Greenhouse Cleaning Tips

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  3. How to Start an Urban Farming Business and Eliminate Food Deserts

    How to Start an Urban Farming Business and Eliminate Food Deserts

    According to research by the United States Department of Agriculture, about 23.5 million people live in food deserts. Food deserts are geographic areas where access to affordable, healthy food options like fresh fruits and vegetables is limited or nonexistent because grocery stores are too far away. However, avoiding and eliminating food deserts is easier than you think! By starting...

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  4. Creative Garden Ideas for Spring

    Creative Garden Ideas for Spring

    The spring season almost always inspires a fresh start. Whether you plan to clean out the attic or get your front lawn healthy again after a long winter, everyone feels motivated to revitalize their space this time of year. Rejuvenate your garden this spring and make it a space you’ll never want to escape. Find out how to include some eye-catching new plants, incorporate attractive outdoor décor, and utilize useful tools with these creative garden ideas. ...

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  5. Garden Prep: What to Do in the Offseason

    Garden Prep: What to Do in the Offseason

    All gardeners know once the temperatures drop, there can be a bit of a winter lull. But just because it’s chilly doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of things to do around the garden or the greenhouse. Plus, you don't have to put your gardening hobby on hold: you can do some winter gardening! With the right tools, like cold frame greenhouses, you can even grow some winter hardy vegetables while preparing for the spring. Or, should you decide to take a break, you can close your garden down and enjoy...

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  6. Winter Greenhouse Tips

    Winter Greenhouse Tips

    By the time your fall harvest is completed, you will need to decide what you’ll do with your greenhouse for the winter. There are several things you can do with your portable greenhouse or commercial greenhouse: you can take it down and store it for the winter, remove the cover for the season, or leave it right where it is. However, no matter your decision, you will need to winterize your greenhouse. Need a great portable greenhouse option? Here are some of our favorites:

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  7. Grower's Guide: Tips for Successful Winter Gardening

    Grower's Guide: Tips for Successful Winter Gardening

    When the days get shorter and the nights get colder, it doesn’t mean you have to give up your gardening hobby for the winter season. With winter gardening, you can turn your agricultural hobby or desire for fresh produce into a year-round activity. Winter gardening may be easier in areas where winter weather in the United States is milder. However, with a standard greenhouse or a cold frame greenhouse, it’s very possible to grow a variety of root vegetables, fruits, and herbs in Canada and the par...

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  8. Grower’s Guide: Fall Vegetables to Plant

    Grower’s Guide: Fall Vegetables to Plant

    Fall is an ideal time to be a gardener. That perfect cool weather means you can tend to your crops without breaking a sweat. The fantastic crisp air signals it's time to plant certain crops ahead of the first frost. Here are a list of fall vegetables to plant for a beautiful and tasty garden.

    Fall Vegetables to Plant Anywhere

    Before you get started planting in the fall, you should always check this interactive map... for the plant hardiness
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  9. Grower’s Guide: Tips for Fall Gardening

    Grower’s Guide: Tips for Fall Gardening

    When the cooler weather starts rolling in, gardeners know there’s a small window of time where the weather is sheer perfection. You’ll enjoy every single moment of that crisp breeze outside on your backyard deck or patio, along with planting your new crops for the coming season. But no matter the climate, there are some universal fall gardening tips that everyone can use this time of year.

    Fall Gardening Clean Up...

    We’ve all heard the term, “Spring cleaning.” But in the gardening world, fa
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  10. Growers Guide: Greenhouse Growing Tips

    Growers Guide: Greenhouse Growing Tips

    Whether you’re a novice gardener, or a farmer looking to extend your growing season, greenhouses can provide the optimal environment for fruits, vegetables, and other plants to thrive. Creating a greenhouse garden means you get to control the air temperature and environment, while shielding your crops from rough weather. This is particularly helpful during the upcoming cooler months as the fall begins to really set in. Here are some g...

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