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Hydroponics Greenhouse Gardening

Hydroponics gardening involves growing your plants without the use of soil. This type of gardening was first used in the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and The Floating Gardens of China. In modern times, the practice of hydroponics gardening was started in 1950 in The Netherlands, Australia and Germany. Greenhouses are the best place to grow hydroponic plants due to several reasons, which include the following: The controlled environment of greenhouses is exactlywhat hydroponic plants require. Vegetables grown hydroponically in greenhouses are proven to contain more vitamins, compared to their counterparts that were grown with soil. It can provide the gardener/farmer more spare time, as the controlled environment in greenhouses lighten the worries of the gardener/farmer of extreme weather conditions, bugs and other external factors that might affect the growth of the plant. Aside from the aforementioned benefits of hydroponics gardening, the use of water is more utilised in this type of plant cultivation. The reason for it is that the roots of the plant can easily take in the water, as there is no soil that it competes with. In choosing plants to cultivate for your hydroponics greenhouse garden, starters are advised to start to with simple plants that require low and easy maintenance like lettuce and spinach. This stage of hydroponic gardening will be the experimental stage for the gardener/farmer as he tests the right combination of water and […]

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Posted by Abundant Life - July 22, 2017 at 5:14 PM

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GREENHOUSE ORGANISATION

Gardening may not be the cleanest hobby to have, as you are faced with soil, water and heat every day. But for plants to grow healthy and produce good harvests, a grower must keep the surroundings of his greenhouse neat and tidy so that it will not be a good breeding ground for pests and disease. There are several ways to keep a greenhouse organised and different greenhouses may require a unique way to keep it clean and void of clutter. One of the best things to keep your greenhouse organised is to recycle the old things found inside the house. Create a rack or shelving to keep the plants organised inside the greenhouse.  By arranging your plants on a rack or shelving, a large amount of space can be saved and be used to grow more plants inside the greenhouse. This space can also contribute a lot in better management of temperature and humidity inside the greenhouse, as too much litter inside brings the huge possibility of excessive heat and humidity, which in turn, may be a contributing factor for pest and disease incubation. Shelving also brings the possibility of cultivating your plants on it rather than the greenhouse floor. This also allows your greenhouse to hold double the amount of plants it can protect from extreme weather condition outside. This way of growing plants is recommended for growers […]

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Posted by Abundant Life - July 21, 2017 at 5:10 PM

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Tips and Advice on Choosing and keeping your Greenhouse Australia

So you finally decided that you want to make a difference by building a greenhouse. However, you need to decide what plants to grow and gain knowledge on how to grow them. Choosing a greenhouse will be one of the most difficult first decisions. However, do not worry; this article will help you decide which greenhouse to build. There are varying numbers of greenhouse styles, shapes, sizes, as well as forms that would look like a conservatory or a glass porch enclosed at the door front.  Every type or kind of a greenhouse is surely useful to a determined hobby gardener – You. Nevertheless, you need to consider that your dream greenhouse can fit numerous types of plants. Forms of Greenhouses Let me introduce you to the four basic types of greenhouses,  the “lean-to” form, the “span roof” type, “Dutch light kind”, as well as the “hexagonal” type.  Following are short explanations about them: 1. Lean-to Form – One wall of this greenhouse is part of the home or other large part of a building. 2. Span Roof Type – This is a greenhouse constructed on a dwarf wall with a pitched roof. 3. Dutch Light Kind – This is a modern form of glass-to-ground greenhouse formerly built of Dutch light. 4. Hexagonal Type – It is a dome-shaped greenhouse with angular sides. These types of greenhouses have their respective […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 19, 2017 at 5:10 PM

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What to consider when planning to buy a greenhouse

What to consider when planning to buy a greenhouse By chatirygirl from Flickr.com Over the past few decades, the use of greenhouses has become one of the most preferred options for farmers all over the world. With so many advantages connected to the use of greenhouses, one will find them highly important and profitable for use in domestic farming. When you buy a greenhouse for use for either large scale or small scale farming, one thing stands out as a fact and that is the assurance of increased yields throughout the year. It is important to understand that the use of a greenhouse is not limited to the seasons and therefore, one can do their farming at any given month as long as the required guidelines are taken into consideration. When you buy a greenhouse there are many factors that you will need to consider so as to be sure that you have the right unit for use in your backyard. Greenhouse can help you to maximize your space After you buy a greenhouse, you get to enjoy an increased and more consistent harvest for the space you have set aside for the purpose of farming. A greenhouse can help you utilise your space more and be assured of increased high yields throughout the year. This is because your plants will be protected from the adverse effects of rain, frost, […]

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Posted by Greenhouse Galore - July 19, 2017 at 5:11 AM

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Why A Hydroponics Greenhouse Is A Great Idea

Normally, when individuals adjudge to start hydroponic gardening, they will set up a system anyplace they have some added space, such as the basement. However, most people would not be agreeable to accede their hydroponic patch to overtake the house. That’s why many people who are active to hydroponics will look into trade or constructing a greenhouse. Making use of a greenhouse to grow your animal´s hydroponically is really the ideal setup. It’s much easier to administrate all the backdrop required for your patch to flourish if it is in a greenhouse setting. You will be able to control basic factors such as lighting, air flow and temperature. Moreover, you need lots of room in behest to install the irrigation and lighting systems that are needed for hydroponic gardening. You can install this gear exactly where you need it in a greenhouse. This is BASIC because article of aquatic and light are more important in hydroponics than in a automatic garden. Lighting is actually the most important reason why a greenhouse is so ideal for a hydroponic garden. When you grow animal´s hydroponically, it is critical that they get sufficient amounts of light. Yet an astronomical sum of light can transport about the growth of algae, which is anything you want to prevent. In a greenhouse setting, afternoon is filtered and diffused naturally. You can also administrate the quantity and […]

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Posted by Abundant Life - July 18, 2017 at 5:11 PM

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Plastic-Covered Greenhouses

Plastic-covered greenhouses are common among commercial growers due to their economic advantages, the ease of its relocation and the fact that they can be immediately used for production. Home gardeners can also take advantage of the benefits enjoyed by commercial growers, particularly if they will be using the greenhouse for a certain season to grow a vegetable or fruit that is best grown during that season. Quonset style greenhouses are the most typical plastic-covered greenhouses.  They are made from a single layer of plastic film that can be left unattended for the most part of the year. The ease of building one and it being inexpensive are what makes it recommended for basic greenhouse garden owners. This kind of plastic-covered greenhouse requires a small heating system to keep the plants heated, but the use of kerosene heaters are not advised in this type, as the fumes it produces can easily kill the plants. Plastic materials used are further classified into two main types – polycarbonate panels and polyethylene covers. Polycarbonate panels are commonly used in bulletproof windows, compact discs and eyeglass lenses due to it not being easily breakable. It is the preferred cover material for greenhouses as it imitates the glass, which would allow more sunlight to enter the greenhouse. Using polyethylene covers would allow them to easily configure their greenhouse so that it can adapt to the changes […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 17, 2017 at 5:10 AM

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Points To Ponder When Planning Your Greenhouse

If you are a first-time greenhouse builder, chances are you still have a lot to learn.If you have some sort of rules, that makes life easy. If you have questions and answers, that makes life easier. Take time to ponder these points, and you’ll be potting your first plants soon. Know your purpose. Why are you building a greenhouse? Do you simply want to build one for the pleasure of it? Do you want an outlet to exercise your green thumb? Do you want to supplement your income? Know your capabilities. Do you have what it takes to be a greenhouse owner? What do you know about greenhouses? Do you know the materials and pieces of equipment needed in a greenhouse? Do you have any experience in planting? Do you really love planting? Do you have the patience and dedication to run a greenhouse? Do you have the resources to run a greenhouse? Know the physical setup of your greenhouse. How do you picture your greenhouse? Where do you want to build it? What building materials are you going to use? How big or small is it going to be? Where do you plan to get your materials? What pieces of equipment and tools are you planning to acquire? These points should come in handy. Find an area in your backyard or lot where you want to build your greenhouse. […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 16, 2017 at 5:14 AM

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Solar Greenhouses Australia

Solar Greenhouses… Have you heard about this type of greenhouse? Well if not, it might prove to be a great investment if you wanted to take advantage of the vast amount of sunlight shining in your area. This greenhouse has the capability of trapping and storing thermal energy from the sun.  Solar greenhouses are constructed differently, as they may be in gabled or arched structures, cold frames or even subterranean pits. Active and passive – these are two types of solar greenhouses. Passive type of solar greenhouses are able to trap and store thermal energy by glazing, then converting it into heat and limiting the amount that is being released outside. While much of the absorbing is done by the plants living in this type of solar greenhouse, the materials inside it like the soil, water and rock are also absorbing heat that in turn will be used once the temperature falls. This will reduce heating costs in a greenhouse, except for the really cold winter months that this amount of heating is not enough to keep the plants healthy. Active solar greenhouses on the other hand require supplemental energy on the top of what passive solar greenhouses use to trap and store thermal energy. Aside from active and passive solar greenhouses, sun-pit greenhouses offer a more economical alternative to keep your greenhouse heated.  This type of greenhouse uses the […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 14, 2017 at 5:13 PM

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GREENHOUSES ONLINE – GROW ORGANIC VEGGIES IN YOUR BACKYARD

GREENHOUSES ONLINE – GROW ORGANIC VEGGIES IN YOUR BACKYARD Greenhouses have been used by humans from the ancient Roman times. It has evolved from the rough structure of yesteryear to the modern, efficient system of the modern age. What is a Greenhouse? It is easy to order a Greenhouse Online? Why should you do so? What are the advantages of going in for a purchase of a Greenhouse Online? These are many of the questions that come to mind. Why not Order a Greenhouse Online from us ? Greenhouses are structures covered with suitable materials, either transparent or translucent, made from LDPE, FRP, Polycarbonate sheets etc. These materials allow solar radiation to pass through but trap the thermal radiation within the Greenhouse. The resultant rise in temperature creates a congenial environment for growing vegetables, fruits and plants. It is possible to control the various parameters which affect plant growth such as light, heat, CO2 and moisture. We have been treating our environment harshly without a thought for tomorrow. We use chemicals blindly without thinking about the consequences. The air, land and water have been so polluted that chemicals have seeped inside. This was the tipping point that started With organic farming only natural methods were used. No chemicals whatsoever were allowed to enter the organic food chain. The fertilizers and pest control methods are all natural. To help in growing […]

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Posted by Greenhouse Galore - July 14, 2017 at 5:13 AM

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Obtaining the best greenhouse for sale to cater for all your planting needs

Obtaining the best greenhouse for sale to cater for all your planting needs Are you looking for a greenhouse for sale to help you in increasing the productivity of your small portion of land? Are you concerned that there is so much time lost throughout the year and would want to utilize every moment by growing fresh plants in your backyard? Well, this is a concern for many people who have turned to greenhouse farming as a way of increasing the productivity of their farming. There are many advantages that one is bound to get from the use of a greenhouse and one of the major benefits is that you will be assured of healthy and fresh farm produce right in your backyard. You can go for an available greenhouse for sale today and save on the total expenditure in setting up your unit and without a doubt; you are guaranteed financial recovery within a very short time. greenhouse for sale can save you lots of money on plants The best thing with a greenhouse for sale is that it could help in saving you a lot of money in the process. Many available greenhouses on offer are extremely cheap and this is not to mean that they are not of the best quality. You can get a glass material greenhouse which is selling at a great discount or even […]

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Posted by Greenhouse Galore - July 13, 2017 at 5:10 PM

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How to fit your Greenhouse with Shelves, Stages, Benches and Watering System

Maximizing the Utility of your Greenhouse Shelving – One of the best things that you can do to maximize the utility of your greenhouse is the provision of a wider space where you can move, particularly in the floor area. You also need to think about height inside your greenhouse. When it has high eaves, it would be more useful in fixing shelves from the roof supports. The height of the roof would also provide good heating conditions for your plants as it would keep them warmer, which is better than lowering the roof. When installing shelves in an aluminium greenhouse, you need to buy brackets that you can fix to the roof and to the walls. You can either assemble it yourself or purchase aluminium greenhouse shelves for your purpose. Suggested size would be 10 inches for a seed tray. You can also purchase pre-cut size watering mats that soaks a lot of water and can provide sufficient amount of water for your plants. When possible, we would suggest fixed shelving which works well for a range of staging and fixed shelving. It would also include a flash potting bench and side table. Complete Details for Greenhouse Shelving During summer, plants like tomatoes grow to a great height, so they need shelving. Manufactured materials for this purpose are available on the market. There are a range of parts for […]

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Posted by Abundant Life - July 13, 2017 at 5:11 AM

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Buying and rebuilding a Second-hand Greenhouse

Nowadays, a good quality greenhouse would cost you from anywhere between $800 and $1600. These amounts can take a big chunk out of your meagre budget. The cost is much more than what you were expecting, so you may need to look through ads from newspapers and find a second hand greenhouse for sale. There may be some people or gardeners willing to sell some kind of greenhouse that they are no longer interested in using, but more importantly, can accommodate a larger number of plants. This is what we did when we had our first greenhouse. Our first greenhouse measured 10 by 8, dissembled and ready for pick up costing just about $81.50. It took me a while to build it because I was not around when my wife and my daughter bought it and brought it to our plot. Finding the Right Place for the Greenhouse Many people are not aware of the importance of finding the right place for building the base of your greenhouse. This should be the very first thing that anyone should do. The position of your greenhouse base should not be under a tree or any large building that shades the light of the sun. It should also provide enough space that you can move around it and have a front door that can even accommodate a wheelbarrow coming in and out of […]

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Posted by Abundant Life - July 12, 2017 at 5:10 AM

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Maximising Greenhouse Management

The best thing to do when you have a greenhouse is to increase its potential by providing the needed accessories such as heating and ventilation. Whatever size your greenhouse would be, it would be best also if you would optimise its expected utility. Temperature Control Management In keeping your greenhouse cool, you need to consider two things in managing the temperature. First, provide a window or two in the roof that you can open and close. Of course, it would need you to get up early in the morning during summer time and close it again at night, which would be taxing on your part. Now, here is a suggestion. Provide your greenhouse a not so expensive automatic vent opener and clip it onto the window with a hydraulic tube to push it open and closed again. If you have a large greenhouse, it is advisable to provide an acceptable number of vents to avoid the inside excessiveness of temperatures. One suggestion is to provide louver vents, which are easy to install. You can also fit it in an automatic opener such as the one mentioned above for more reliable activity. During summer, you can whitewash your greenhouse for better light reflection and keeping the heat away. Or you could install shading materials that would control the heat inside. The next problem that you would probably encounter is how to […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 10, 2017 at 5:10 AM

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All About Watering In Your Greenhouse for Plants

An important aspect of greenhouse management is watering. It is a knownfact that water is essential to plants. But you must realise there is such a thing as overwatering, and it kills plants. Know your plants’ needs. Some need frequent watering and grow best when the soil is moist. Some, like cacti, demand dry conditions. In particularly hot days, some varieties of plants dry out very quickly and obviously need more water. Wetting the floor or damping downa few times a day during summer is advisable because an atmosphere that is too dry is potentially harmful to your plants. However, it should not be overdone. The degree of moisture needed varies from plant to plant. During winter, watering should be kept under close monitoring. Fungal diseases thrive in a damp environment. The combination of too-wet composts and cold temperature makes the perfect setting for them. Things You Need Watering Can It is an essential gardener’s piece of equipment, best for small greenhouses. Choose something with a long spout. It must be big enough not to require constant refilling, but it should also be light enough for you to be able to carry it around. Irrigation System If you have a large greenhouse, it may not be a good idea to use a watering can alone, especially if you don’t have anyone to give you a hand in the watering chore. […]

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Posted by Abundant Life - July 9, 2017 at 5:11 PM

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