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Passive Cool with Louver Vents

on hot midsummer days, you’ll need convenient venting solutions to put your mind at ease – and to free your hands for other projects. try your hand with greenhouse louver vents.

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Greenhouse Growing Region to Region: A Primer

there’s no one right way to grow plants or run a greenhouse – and when you factor in the region where you could grow, this expands possibilities even more.

With so many accessories, sizes, shapes, and even plants you can cultivate within, these all join powers with an almost endless combination of methods, mediums, and tools to use to start your greenhouse operation right – and to make sure it continues to run smoothly. Even the materials that go into your construction can vary widely, and must be chosen wisely.

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Light Traps: Promote Airflow, Preserve Blackout

don’t sacrifice perfect blackout for the sake of airflow – both are equally desired and important.

Light deprivation is designed to completely blot out the sun, manifest autumn, and encourage first-rate blooms on your flowering crops and in your auto blackout greenhouse. But flowers face a dilemma in these conditions: too much dark and damp creates breeding grounds for disease in your structure, putting your precious crop at risk.

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The Beginning Greenhouse Grower FAQ

WHAT IS THE “GREENHOUSE EFFECT?”

Here’s some knowledge for the beginning greenhouse grower: though the greenhouse effect the Earth experiences is similar to what structures of the same name create, it is also a little different. The greenhouse effect takes place when a surface of an area can rise to temperatures higher than it would normally because it has a temperature-mediating buffer, barrier, or atmosphere. In a greenhouse’s case, this would be its glass, plastic covering, or adaptable poly panels.

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Pest Control Solutions for the Organic Greenhouse Grower

it finally happened: you encountered the first pest to sneakily find its way into your greenhouse.

If you’re a conventional grower, your pest control solution is probably pretty easy. Most likely you’ll be getting your next batch of pesticides ready to spray over your greenhouse plants, or you’re planning on making it an added part to your greenhouse routine.

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Planting and Landscaping Around Greenhouses

more than anything else, greenhouses provide practical advantages for farmers and hobby growers alike. for the more aesthetic-oriented home grower and gardener, however, how your structure looks is an important part of the picture, too

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15 Accessories for Successful Greenhousing

greenhouses are magnificent systems and structures. once built, you don’t have to do much to make them a success – but you can take them to the next level with greenhouse accessories.

Essentially just covered frames, these simple structures have the power to protect your plants from cold conditions, wind, and frost, and without too much extra work, frills, or greenhouse add ons. They also create microclimates of heat and humidity for plants that need it, sometimes almost as soon as you cover your frames with plastic, glass, or even adaptable poly panels.

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Getting Your Greenhouse Ready for Spring

long before the first crocuses and daffodils poke up their heads, growers plan their spring chores and to-do lists

The cold winter months really are a perfect time to relax, stay inside, reflect on the accomplishments of the last growing year, and to plan for the future. Seed catalogues are ordered, planting lists are made, and clean-up chores for greenhouses in spring are well underway, sometimes long before the snow even starts to melt.

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Greenhouse 101: Ventilation

it’s the full swing of the season, and temperature has predictably become a huge part of your growing operation… let’s talk about ventilation

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