Self Sufficient Greenhouse Gardening

The greenhouse is ideal for year round fruit and vegetables and also for anybody wanting to grow plants for selling on. Apart from the three standard types of greenhouse – the span or ridge, three-quarter span, and lean-to, recent years have seen the introduction of the circular house and the modification of the span types, … Read more

Greenhouse Ventilation And Humidity Control

Greenhouse Ventilation And Humidity Control

HUMIDITY CONTROL Manually this is done by damping down. The moisture in the greenhouse atmosphere will also be governed by the moisture in pots and on the staging, and by any method of automatic watering employed. With automatic watering the humidity may also look after itself. In some cases it may be necessary to improve … Read more

Greenhouse Temperature Control

Greenhouse Temperature Control

In greenhouses heated artificially temperature is partly controllable by thermostat. However, greenhouse temperature control depends on other factors such as the amount of sunlight entering the greenhouse, ventilation, and the cooling effect of moisture evaporating from the greenhouse. It should be realised that temperature is controllable by varying these other factors. Which to vary, so … Read more

Greenhouse Electrostatic Shading Paint Coolglass

Greenhouse Electrostatic Shading Paint Coolglass

This has completely revolutionised greenhouse shading and is a quite new introduction. The Greenhouse Electrostatic Shading Paint material is called Coolglass. It is a liquid concentrate that can be diluted with water instantly to give any degree of shading required. It is an intense white and is formulated to reflect back from the glass those rays … Read more

Greenhouse Blinds

Greenhouse Blinds

Shading when necessary is of the utmost importance, so greenhouse blinds play a very important role in maintaining optimal temperatures. Many beginners in greenhouse gardening fail dismally merely because they do not appreciate this fact. In winter the greenhouse benefits from all the sun it can get, but in summer the sun-trap effect can be … Read more

Greenhouse Exterior Fittings, Frames, Gutters, Weather Vanes

Greenhouse Exterior Fittings, Frames, Gutters, Weather Vanes

In some cases it is a good idea to make wire frames to go over doors or ventilators to keep out birds or domestic pets, and sometimes small children. All can do much damage in a few minutes. Much depends on individual circumstances and the greenhouse situation as to whether it is worth going to … Read more

Greenhouse Staging

Greenhouse Staging

At one time staging was nearly always supplied as the conventional slatted type made up from timber battens. It is now possible to have metal frameworks supporting either wire netting (or plastic) or sheet asbestos or similar material. In winter a net or slatted staging is desirable so that air and warmth can circulate, particularly … Read more

How To Choose A Greenhouse

how to choose a greenhouse

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A GREENHOUSE Only you will know how much you can spend, and how large a greenhouse you can accommodate. Attention has already been drawn to the advantages of extendibility and compartments. It may be an advantage to have a structure requiring little maintenance or none at all, depending on … Read more

Greenhouse Construction Materials

Greenhouse Construction Materials

Plastic greenhouses Plastic, one of the most common greenhouse construction materials nowadays is not a substitute for glass. Plastics are by nature very much softer. They can be scratched and abraded much more easily. In some circumstances they may weather badly, particularly on windy sites where there is much wind-blown grit, sand, or dust. Unfortunately, … Read more

Greenhouse Types And The Plants You Can Grow

Greenhouse Types

Greenhouse Types are classified according to the temperatures maintained, as follows: Unheated greenhouse No heating at any time. Cold house Not allowed to fall below freezing. Cool house Minimum about 40 / 45 °F (4/7°C) Warm house Minimum about 55`°F (13°C) Stove house (sometimes Minimum about 65 / 75°F called hothouse) (18/24°C). These classifications are … Read more

Greenhouse Prices – Purchase And Running Costs

Greenhouse Prices - Purchase And Running Costs

COSTS CAN YOU AFFORD TO BUY AND MAINTAIN A GREENHOUSE? Greenhouse gardening is no longer the sole privilege of the more wealthy classes. There are nowadays so many firms supplying a range of greenhouse designs and sizes at very reasonable prices that it is generally best to select one of these. Often to make your … Read more

Greenhouse Gardening Advantages and Benefits

Greenhouse Gardening Advantages

As soon as you acquire a greenhouse, a new and exciting world of gardening becomes possible. Greenhouse gardening has many advantages as outdoors, plants are subject to many hazards, and extremes of weather alone can bring much disappointment. with greenhouse gardening you can have almost full control of the environment. You can govern temperature to … Read more