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MsDebbieP

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02-08-2012 10:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: greenhouse gateway

This is a GATEWAY to everything posted at GardenTenders.com tagged as “greenhouse”

(includes: polytunnels, hoophouses, etc.)

Feel free to add any info (technical or practical) here as well.

 

-PLANT INFO MASTER LIST http://gardentenders.com/topics/1678

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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MsDebbieP

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02-29-2012 01:20 PM

3 DIY Greenhouses on the cheap.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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04-20-2012 06:46 PM

heated greenhouse—- even when it is -30? and with bubbles??

check this out!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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04-20-2012 06:56 PM

Here is a nice greenhouse manual

Perhaps in the future… maybe I would combine the big drums of water and the wicking system to provide the water for the plants as well as the heating strategy for the greenhouse and it would double (or is that triple) as a bench for the plants

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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05-05-2012 10:00 AM

I found this information re: best temperatures. The rest of the information on the site is very interesting as well.
  • “Photosynthesis is the name given to the process that converts light into energy (or into sugar in the case of plants). In order for photosynthesis to occur the following requirements must be provided: light, a temperature that is optimally between 32°F (0°C) and 100°F (37.7°C), carbon dioxide (CO2) and water. The key to greenhouse gardening is to keep all of these factors in optimum balance, and by doing so it is possible to maximize plant growth. The glazing that you choose to cover your greenhouse can greatly affect the photosynthesis process. Studies have shown that plants grow better under glass or plastic that is not clear. Glazings that have smoky appearance to them; that you cannot see through clearly, are advantageous as they scatter the light that enters a greenhouse. This gives a more even distribution of light and thus gives more total light to plants. When light goes through clear glass shadows are created in a greenhouse, which causes some plants to get more light than others.”

Source: http://www.howitworks.net/how-a-greenhouse-works.html

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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05-05-2012 10:07 AM

this site has a nice little planting calendar on it, (for utilizing a greenhouse)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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05-11-2012 10:53 PM

This article has good tips re: considerations when buying a greenhouse

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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05-12-2012 11:35 AM

this is a nice simple (?) greenhouse

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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05-12-2012 03:04 PM

tips from a LumberJock:
  • go for volume of 10 square meters minimum and make the sides two meters high (the bigger the better – to control the heat and humidity in the greenhouse and not burn the plants)
  • you need a window for every meter in each side that you can open depending on where the wind comes from
    divide the house in two areas with a glass wall so you can have two different temperatures for 2 different plant requirements (ex. cooler for tomatoes and hotter for cucumbers)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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05-13-2012 09:01 AM

more tips for planning a greenhouse

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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05-13-2012 12:52 PM

The wordpress link shows what I would love to do here, .... IF I got permission

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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05-31-2012 05:11 PM

Here’s a “greener” polytunnel / greenhouse, using bamboo: LINK

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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06-08-2013 12:59 PM

what about an underground greenhouse? LINK

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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06-08-2013 01:38 PM

Now that underground greenhouse just makes sense, MsDebbieP. ....if only I had more land ....

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

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06-08-2013 03:15 PM

totally agree!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

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06-09-2013 12:01 AM

I can recommend an excellent book for anyone who is interested in building a pit/earth sheltered greenhouse. The Earth-Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book, written by Mike Ohler, describes his methods and experiences gained when building and using earth-sheltered/pit greenhouses. These greenhouse use the earth to insulate and the roof and southern wall to capture solar energy in order to have greenhouses in cold climates which do not freeze all winter.

Here is a video about one of his greenhouses. It isn’t the best quality video but it will definitely give you an idea what one looks like.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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MsDebbieP

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06-09-2013 10:29 AM

very interesting, isn’t it

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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08-16-2014 11:38 AM

There are cool stuff that you can use for any type of greenhouse you want, might be sophisticated or simple you can always have it. Try visit this link, to see stuff and other possible materials that you can get and use.

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