Greenhouse gardening, things to consider

Tending a Greenhouse Greenhouse gardening has its own set of considerations. Greenhouse gardening is similar in many ways to gardening outside. The plants still need adequate nutrients and water, and protection from insect pests and diseases. You still must tie, prune, and tend to them. But the greenhouse environment is also very different from that […] Read more »

Do it yourself Pallet Greenhouse

Having a greenhouse can be an invaluable tool in your garden, as it opens up many different growing possibilities, and can be a huge season extender in areas where the number of good growing days is limited. Greenhouses make it easier to get new seedlings started and help to protect plants from spring and fall […] Read more »

Cold Frames and Hot Beds Difference

Some great info on the difference between Cold Frames and hot Beds from the http://www.savvygardener.com/Features/cold_frames-hotbeds.html   To get the most out of a garden, you can extend the growing season by sheltering plants from cold weather both in early spring and during the fall. Very ambitious gardeners harvest greens and other cool-weather crops all winter […] Read more »

How to Build an Inexpensive Hoop-Style Greenhouse

Green houses are expensive but they can be built with minimum expense compared to the fancier ones and do just as good of a job for a lot less money. One of the most valuable assets in my garden is my Hoop-Style  greenhouse. It has allowed me to grow plants that I normally would not be […] Read more »

Build a chicken house in a day

Neat idea from  Anita Evangelista at http://www.backwoodshome.com We built our chicken house for around $200. We could have done it for less if we were dedicated scroungers. Three of us put up the 7×18-foot structure in about four hours. For four years it has withstood heat, rain, snow, hail, and high winds, and at various times has […] Read more »

The Bumblebee Life Cycle

I was reading somewhere about a person using bumblebee’s for use in a greenhouse sense the hive is much,much smaller then a regular beehive. It sounds like a way to save a little time. Here, we are going to take a look a the bumblebee life cycle. Bee life cycles vary, depending on the species […] Read more »

Bumble Bee Pollination in a Greenhouse

 Vegetable Crops and Bumble Bee Pollination in Greenhouse (HortReport, June 2002) Proper pollination is needed for optimal fruit set production. In the past, greenhouse tomato growers have relied on manual pollination, which can be very time consuming. Using bumble bees for pollination is an effective alternative and can completely replace manual pollination. In addition to saving […] Read more »

Vegetables for early spring

Preheating soil for the spring garden Some nice info from http://www.waldeneffect.org/ The main difference between planting in early spring as opposed to after the frost-free date is soil temperature — cold ground makes seeds rot before they sprout.  Luckily, there are several methods of heating up the soil, ranging from the simple to the complex. […] Read more »

8 Reasons Everyone Should Buy A Greenhouse

  8 Reasons Everyone Should Buy A Greenhouse and one of my own, making 9. From a TEOTWAWKI situation a greenhouse would enable you to grow at the very least a few fresh vegetables year round. From a survival  point of view there is a lot of things you can do to prepare for a […] Read more »