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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The Greenhouse: Redefining Future Homes

Architects envision the greenhouse of tomorrow to be more self-sustaining, energy-efficient, and environment-friendly, they will be better designed for greenhouse homes. The Greenhouse Redefines Future Homes The greenhouse could have a built-in layer of gardens with a variety of plants or layers of ponds with live fish for consumption, or perhaps a greenhouse that imitates a tree with instruments that convert the light of the sun into energy or produce oxygen from carbon dioxide. Of course, one may be intrigued to find a greenhouse designed completely like that of a lizard, which changes its skin colour to suit  the weather conditions or heals itself when damaged. These are the futuristic concepts of designs that a greenhouse may emerge when people with resources build their homes that will also completely provide almost everything for their daily family needs. Green House Awareness There is a growing awareness of building greenhouses all over the world, as this has become a pervasive trend in the construction industry. Engineers and architects are redesigning buildings that could provide greater efficiency of energy consumption; and even contribute to the overall effect on the environment as buildings, like cars and highways, power plants spewing pollution into the air, are also big users of energy, such as electricity, water and heating. According to estimates released by the U.S. Energy Department, the buildings are consuming about 39% of energy consumption. […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 21, 2017 at 5:12 AM

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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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First-time Organic Gardening Tips

So you suddenly decided to go organic in terms of caring for your plants? But the problem is that you don’t know where to start. With all of the available resources found in books, agriculture-focused magazines and the Internet, first-time organic growers are surely going to find themselves lost with all of the information coming their way. The following are 15 things that an organic gardening newbie needs to know: Choose a location that meets the requirement of your plant, as the amount of sunlight and water it receives is crucial for bringing in plenty of harvest. Know everything about the soil you will be using, including its levels of pH, acid or alkaline and potassium among others. Research on a plants’ sun requirement, as there are crops that demand longer time in the sun, while others would live with only a little. Insects are not always the villains in your garden, as there are those that aid in making your plants healthy. Choose the plants suited for first time gardeners like tomatoes, cucumber and potatoes because they are easy to care for and can provide you with a great harvest. As much as possible, start gardening with plants that are already grown halfway. Learn about companion plants – this is particularly helpful for first-time organic growers because these plants do not only provide crops, but they also acts as […]

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

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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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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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Heating Your Greenhouse

Greenhouses are mostly about heat – keeping the right temperature for the plants. The kind of plants you grow and how much monitoring they require are significant considerations you should take when you pick your type of heater. The trick comes in winter when the greenhouse can’t get warmth from the sun. You have to use artificial means to maintain the ideal temperature inside. Large greenhouses require more heating. You can choose from a range of heating systems: Small central heating using heated water – This is ideal for large greenhouses. Water is heated by gas, oil, wood or coal and is circulated in pipes. However, you should take into account that fuel can be expensive. Electric heaters – These types of heaters are commonly used in greenhouses with a typical garden setting (i.e. plants like tomatoes are grown in beds). Electricity-powered heaters make the job easier. Most have thermostats which come in handy during sudden drops in temperature. Paraffin heaters – These are portable heaters which are easy to use and simple to install. But with the coming of more affordable electric units, they have somehow lost their popularity. Fan heaters – These heaters are fairly cheap to use but efficient. You can start your big heating project with them. Warm air like wind, generated by these fans, helps ward off diseases inside the greenhouse. Bottled gas units – […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 17, 2017 at 5:12 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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Starting a Greenhouse Garden 101

Gardening in an essence might be chock full at the start, as there is a need to know everything so that your garden can be as lively as it possible. This information can also be helpful in how to properly take care of your plants and the nutrients and the specific care that they need. Here is some of the most needed information to get you equipped as you venture into greenhouse gardening. It starts with the planning process to constructing your greenhouse to finally choosing the plants you want to nurture in your greenhouse.   Decide on whether a glass or a plastic greenhouse – the choice actually depends on the amount of light needed to grow your plants. The presence of the sun also is a significant factor when deciding which to choose.   Consider the weather in your area – while greenhouses are meant to protect your plants from the extreme weather conditions outside, there are times that they can worsen the health of your plants due to wrong temperature inside the greenhouse. Your greenhouse should have the proper temperature for your plants to grow without any difficulties, as there are times that higher temperatures can cause the spread of moulds in your greenhouse.   Be informed in choosing the soil you will be using for the greenhouse – this is essential as it can significantly affect […]

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Posted by Ilana - July 16, 2017 at 5:13 PM

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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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