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 - November 22, 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 - November 21, 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 - November 21, 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 - November 20, 2017 at 5:10 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 - November 20, 2017 at 5:11 AM

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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 - November 19, 2017 at 5:11 PM

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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 - November 19, 2017 at 5:10 AM

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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 - November 18, 2017 at 5:10 PM

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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 - November 18, 2017 at 5:12 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 - November 17, 2017 at 5:12 PM

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Benefits Of Greenhouse Gardening

Greenhouse gardening is no different from traditional gardening. Maybe the only thing that differentiates them is that in greenhouse gardening, plants are cultivated in a closed structure rather than traditional gardening’s open spaces. It has attracted a lot of attention from individuals who have wanted to garden for a long time, but are afraid to jump into it because of several factors that are preventing them, like severe weather conditions during cold months or summer. Plant anything Since greenhouses are not affected by the conditions outside it, you are given a wide variety of choices in terms of what you can plant. From vegetables, fruits and flowers, most of it can be cultivated inside a greenhouse garden. Gone are the days that you need to wait for a specific season to cultivate what you want to plant.   It costs less than you think Probably the first thing that comes into your mind about greenhouses is that they are expensive to build and even more costly to maintain. With the advancement of technology and construction, greenhouses in some circumstances are even more economical, compared to traditional gardening. It is also economical in terms of nurturing your plants, as you don’t need to worry about frost, extreme heat or the parasites that are about to destroy your plants. This is because of the protection given by the greenhouse structure.   Business […]

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

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Greenhouse Garden On A Budget

We all know that times are tough nowadays and if finances are stopping you from having your very own greenhouse, this article will help you realise your dream greenhouse without breaking an arm or a leg or both. It is during your downtime that you need to be resourceful in order to realise something you have envisioned. It is recommended that when building your greenhouse, the quality of the structure is the top priority, making sure that it can last a long time, despite being economically made. Make use of available resources in your backyard or house. An unused shed or an outbuilding can make a greenhouse. Sure there might be a lot of work to do when converting an unused and old building into a greenhouse, but it is nice to know that you are recycling something that should have been demolished. However, the downside of this might be the cost associated in repairing/renovating the facility as a greenhouse. Consider using wood as the mainframe of the greenhouse. The material is strong and can be easily formed to what your ideal greenhouse requires. The downside in using this type of material for your greenhouse is that it requires sealing and painting to protect the wood, which could be an added cost to your already small budget. Steel tubing is another economical material that is ideal to be used in […]

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

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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 - November 16, 2017 at 5:12 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 - November 15, 2017 at 5:12 PM

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