All about greenhouses

Greenhouse Construction Of Your Custom Greenhouse

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

If you are wanting to build a custom greenhouse there are several key issues to consider for your greenhouse construction costs.

First, greenhouse building is unique and not a basic type of building. You should not consider hiring a contractor that has not built greenhouse for a long term. Greenhouse construction is an art form and must be constructed by greenhouse artists.

Some of the pitfalls consisting of building a greenhouse is dependent on the contractor’s experience, timing, knowledge of materials used and specific procedures. You will discover that there are specific clips, bolts, corners, and working with glass or polycarbonate is also a honed skill. The materials are aluminum, glass, specific and unique bolts and clips to the industry and to each individual greenhouse manufacturer. If you try to cut corners by hiring a local builder you will be disappointed and will lose a large amount of money in the end.

Rewards Of Crafting A Lean-To Greenhouse

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Growing plants in a greenhouse is not the same as outdoor gardening by many factors. The greenhouse temperature outdoors is uncontrollable but the green house temperature in the greenhouse could be contained inside the perfect perimeters for the type of plant you wish to grow. Actually, when gardening outside there needs to be a reduce in temperature and far more humidity than indoor growth to survive. That is why quite a few avid gardeners as well as hobby gardeners are choosing to build smaller greenhouses to enable for much better planting conditions.

Greenhouses nonetheless, can be more costly and are not low maintenance so how do you keep not only the temperatures down and keep the fees down on as well? The supplies with maintaining a green house can also be costly. There is one way to cut the price almost in half. That is simply by building a greenhouse that’s attached for the home, or often referred to as a lean-to greenhouse.

A lean-to greenhouse is in reference to the sides of the greenhouse. A typical greenhouse structure is built yet one side is leaning and adhering to a wall of a house or another structure such as a garage or shed. Thus, when building a lean-to greenhouse it is more cost effective due to the fact it is only half of a regular greenhouse.

Indoor Hydroponics Gardening – 9 Advantages

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

Have you ever thought about getting into indoor hydroponics gardening as a hobby or way to make extra money?

Below is a list of advantages of indoor hydroponics gardening when compared to traditional soil based gardening:

1. After your initial set up costs, maintenance and running costs are around 20% lower than the usual methods.

2. You can fit more plants in a smaller area despite the actual plants being larger! This is because the roots tend to be much smaller as they don’t need to expand to find nutrients in indoor hydroponics gardening.

3. Maintenance time is greatly reduced! There is no weeding involved and no need to water hydroponic plants. All you need to do is pick your plants when they are ready!

4. The yield is year round! This is because you will have manipulated the growing conditions to be optimum for whatever you’re growing! This is great for off season periods as you could sell them for higher prices.

5. You can grow them anywhere; basement, conservatory, living room, corridor, bedroom, greenhouse, garage or rooftop.

9 Reasons To Grow Hydroponic Tomatoes!

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Hydroponic tomatoes are delicious and you can make some serious money by growing your own.

Below are some benefits of growing your own hydroponic tomatoes.

1. As you won’t be growing your hydroponic tomatoes in soil, no soil borne diseases will be passed on. You will end up with healthier tomatoes as a result. This will show!

2. For the same reason, no soil loving pests and creatures will get near your tomatoes. There will be no need to pay for expensive pesticides and so your tomatoes will be organic too!

3. Once the initial start up costs have been made, running costs are around 20% lower with hydroponics as opposed to traditional soil based gardening.

4. You will be able to plant more tomatoes in a smaller area! This is despite the finished product actually being larger too! This is because the roots do not grow as large hydroponically as they have access to all the nutrients they need.

5. Maintenance time is greatly reduced! You don’t need to water hydroponic tomatoes as they already have access to all the nutrients they need. Weeding doesn’t exist in hydroponic gardens in fact all you really need to do is sit back and pick the tomatoes once they are ready.

Easy Changes You Can Make to Your Yard Now

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

If your like me, I get to watching all those home shows and just get depressed about what I cant afford to do or not skilled enough to do. But last year I decided to start figuring out what I can do with my budget and my skill set, and concentrate on that. It has been one of the best moves I have ever made.

Our culture is all about what you cant do or dont have. I decided to put together a list of what I could do, along with a list of what my friends could do as well. Between all of us there was a plethora of experience, knowledge and talent. I knew my friend may not have time to help me but they would be glad to lend me their knowledge and experience and a few tools, if needed.

My wife and I hen made a list of everything we would like to have or see in the yard. It included things like a greenhouse and storage shed but also had some things like raised beds, flowerbeds and a garden area for growing food and a nice sitting area where we could relax.

Every Gardener Wants a Greenhouse

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

At this time of year people start to contemplate whether to buy a greenhouse or not. Since owning a greenhouse requires both money and time, its a good thing to ask a few questions before you decide one way or another and taking the cheap way out is not always the best way.

Not all plants are equal so you will need to know how much space the plants you would like to grow need to thrive. Most people just consider what space they have for the greenhouse and not what space the plants need. Both of these space issues will need to be addressed before you make your purchase.

While greenhouse can be used in an array of locations, they do much better when located in direct sunlight during the entire day. If your location has shade all or most of the day, the greenhouse may not yield like you expect it to. So knowing how much sunlight you will be getting in the space you have is important to manage expectations.

Home Hydroponics

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Building a home hydroponics system has loads of advantages above long-established soil based methods. Capture a look at the next advantages you get when using home hydroponics.

1. You don’t have to water your plants! A major mistake that novice gardeners perform is either over or under water their plants which can be injurious to them! This problem is eliminated, as well as being a time saver!

2. Vegetation grown via home hydroponics mature up to 50% more rapidly. This is because you are in full control of their atmosphere which you will have manipulated to be optimum.

3. You don’t need a plot to raise hydroponic plants, so if you have your home in a packed out city centre apartment block then this is no obstruction for you!

4. As there is no earth, no soil borne diseases are passed on to your vegetation. The result is a good deal improved plant life that you might retail for profit.

5. There is no need to use pesticides as there’ll be no soil devoted pests anyplace next to your plant life. This will hack down on outlay and you’ll have much better looking vegetation.

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