Greenhouse Gardening

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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Tomato Cultivation In a Greenhouse

Most growers always include tomatoes in the list of crops that they will plant within the year and their main reason for this is that tomatoes have been consistent throughout the years to bring them bountiful harvest and high profits for those who are growing it for trade. In a greenhouse setting, lettuce and cucumbers are the most preferred crops to be cultivated by gardeners and farmers, but tomatoes are also getting much needed attention, as they too can be easily cultivated in a greenhouse setting. There are several tomato cultivars to choose from and one must be knowledgeable beforehand in order to properly take care of it and take advantage of the benefits it offers. The main differences between the cultivars are size, shape and colour. The higher the quality of the cultivar, the less chance there is of it getting cracked and bringing disease and low production. The Beefsteak and the Cluster category are the two major categories of cultivar available in the market. Beefsteak cultivars are known to produce large tomatoes that can reach the weight of 170-226 grams each. Jumbo, Laura, Caruso and Trend are the most popular types of beefsteak cultivars and all of them are capable of being cultivated in a greenhouse setting. Trust and Math, which are other types of beefsteak cultivars, are more prone to small cracks on their surfaces so it […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 22, 2017 at 5:10 AM

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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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Organic Gardening Inside a Greenhouse

Organic is the way to go for growers nowadays. This is due to the healthy eating trend practiced not only by individuals, but of families as well. But going organic does not only mean getting rid of chemicals and other harmful products used in growing your crops; organic farming is caring for your plants in the natural and traditional method. This is where growers need to be resourceful in using the things present around them so that their crops can be healthy and be able to provide a bountiful harvest. A greenhouse is particularly helpful for growers who want to venture into organic gardening. The main benefit of it is that their plants are better protected in a controlled environment like that of a greenhouse rather than outdoor gardens. But like everything in this world, growers must learn about the downside of greenhouses when the organic gardening method is utilised. This will better protect their plants and make good use of greenhouses in their organic gardening. The following are some tips on organic gardening in a greenhouse setting: Use glass, wood or metal as panels for your greenhouse. This is because the popular polycarbonate and plastic panels contain chemicals that may later harm your crops. Choose the best soil that is appropriate for your organic garden. Having the correct soil is important in organic gardening            because […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 20, 2017 at 5:11 PM

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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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Misting Systems in Greenhouses Australia

As temperature and humidity in greenhouse can be controlled, misting systems offer an easy way for gardeners and farmers to do just that. Finding the right misting system for your greenhouse is important as it plays a significant role in creating an ideal environment inside the facility. Misting systems serve as the solution when the greenhouse has stored too much thermal energy coming from the sun. Too much heat inside the greenhouse may be ideal during winter months, but when summer, comes it can be the cause of disease development and the incubation of pests inside. While ventilation, air circulation and shading can also help in releasing excess heat from the greenhouse, misting systems make it easier to get rid of it. The ideal humidity inside the greenhouse is nailed at 50% – 70% so that it can provide an ideal condition that will allow the growth of plants inside the facility. Too much heat combined with too much humidity inside can be a bad combination for the plants’ growth. Greenhouse misting systems, greenhouse misting fans and greenhouse humidification fans are some of the systems that can be used to control temperature and humidity inside the greenhouse. Greenhouse misting systems are capable of contributing cooling effects inside the greenhouse through its evaporative cooling capability. The mist in this kind of misting system uses very fine water droplets that are evaporated […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 18, 2017 at 5:11 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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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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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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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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Pest Management in Greenhouses

While greenhouses do help in reducing the risk of your plants being infested by parasites, a good gardener/farmer knows that the best thing in pest management greenhouse is to be prepared for such situations. The slip in controlling the temperature inside the greenhouse is the perfect chance for pests to grow and multiply. If not addressed immediately with the proper intervention, pests can be the cause of a plant’s death. Pests inside the greenhouse can be prevented if your greenhouse gets regularly cleaned. Just like cleanliness inside and outside the house, keeping the greenhouse tidy can help prevent the growth of diseases and pests inside the facility. It is recommended that your greenhouse get cold at times, because if it runs on hot temperature all year long, the chances of growing or development of diseases and pests are higher. Freezing the greenhouse is effective in killing pests that have grown inside the facility. As much as possible, it is recommended to use sterilised soil and gardening tools when gardening. Sterilised potting mix when added to the soil can guarantee that the plant to be cultivated in it will be pest-free. When it comes to gardening tools, it is best to bleach them first in a detergent solution before using them. Be observant for the presence of pests. Immediately destroy eggs seen in the greenhouse so that they will not have […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 6, 2017 at 5:11 AM

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Choosing the Best Place for your Greenhouse for Plants

Your greenhouse is an auxiliary attraction in your backyard or a decorative attachment to your beautiful house. It is so easy to plan the construction of your greenhouse, but there are things you should consider when you decide to build one. Proper position of your greenhouse If you have the luxury to manage a big greenhouse, see to it that the greenhouse ridge runs east to west, while allowing the length of the greenhouse to face the southward sun. Availing the maximum utilisation of the sun on the south-facing aspect gives the assurance that the greenhouse would stay warmer, when compared to those who did not use this system. You can also choose to use blinds for your greenhouse as part of your shading system. The method is very simple for a wooden greenhouse and applies to only one side. If you are considering a vine house or a lean-to greenhouse, the ideal wall is facing the south. Greenhouse Base is Level and Square The important thing about building-up your greenhouse is that its base must be level and square. We recommend that you lay your greenhouse base on a concrete plinth and over it a single course of brick. This will give your greenhouse a lift without any flash but will increase its longevity. When you are trying to lay it over a sloping site, one or two courses […]

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Posted by Abundant Life - May 11, 2017 at 5:10 PM

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Greenhouse garden soil preparation tips

Greenhouse garden soil preparation tips When it comes to the preparation of a greenhouse garden, the soil requires great concentration and attention. There are many tips which one can follow when preparing the soil in this kind of a garden in order to offer the plants the best environment and also help in increasing their productivity. Many greenhouse owners have various different strategies which they employ and one will do good to consider most of these tactics, especially if you are new in this field. It will be important to note that the greenhouse garden preparation is determined by the crops you intend to grow as well as the kind of soil that is in your given location. Some important suggestions for soil preparation in your greenhouse garden To begin with, some of these tips will be ideal if you are planning to plant your crops straight into the ground. Under such circumstances, you should use a spade or a hoe to dig deep into the soil, reaching approximately six inches or more. This should be followed by mixing the fertiliser and the potting soil. The soil should be broken down fully, regardless of whether you are using planters or putting your plants straight into the soil. This is important in allowing proper drainage in your greenhouse garden. Using potting soil in your greenhouse garden In addition, you can buy […]

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Posted by Greenhouse Galore - May 3, 2017 at 5:11 PM

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ORGANIC PEST CONTROL IN GREENHOUSES

While greenhouses are made to allow cultivation of plants even in cold months and to protect them from being infested by pests, there are times that these pests will find a way to enter a greenhouse and take over the whole structure, thus affecting the growth of your plants and their potential to bring a bountiful harvest. Organic pest control is the perfect solution to keep your greenhouse free from pests while keeping your products organic, which is the most preferred food for the health and eco-conscious eaters of the 2000s. Companion planting is one of the best organic pest controls known to growers. In this method, the grower plants two crops that complement each other like taking care of both marigolds and beans or potatoes because the former will be responsible for keeping Colorado potato beetles and Mexican bean beetles at bay. Another organic way to keep your plants pest-free is to manually pick pests from the plants inside the greenhouse. It may be an energy-draining and time-consuming way to keep your plants healthy, but it is sure to be more effective than other ways of getting rid of pests. This method is done twice a day for a whole week and a grower must be keen in picking up adult pests as well as their eggs that may be lying around the greenhouse. A week of manually picking […]

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Posted by Ilana - March 19, 2017 at 5:10 AM

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