Greenhouse Gardening Tips

Soil in a shovel

Cut & Paste: Extend your Greenhouse Growing Season

Some people consider the first day of school or even “back to school” shopping as the real start to fall. But for me and my garden, the first day of fall comes when wasps appear at my outdoor dining table and I am extending the greenhouse growing season.

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Donna Balzer and her dog

October in the Garden - Composting and Greenhouse Winter Ready

Arnold is always hungry. And some of his favorite foods are the fruits and vegetables I grow in my greenhouse.  He also eats the plants of the tomatoes and squash I grow. He gently pokes around, licking up the small green fruits first and then chomps down on the whole tangled twisted plant.

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Gable attached greenhouse

Lean-to Greenhouse Info - Additional Benefits

The benefits of a home-attached or lean to greenhouse

Convenient access to water and power and designed to maximize the heating benefits of your home, the attached greenhouse is a must for those wanting to extend the season and enjoy the view into the garden. BC Greenhouse Builders offers a lean to greenhouse kit and a gable design for home-attached greenhouses. A lean-to is a roof that has a single slope with its upper edge adjoining a wall or building. A gable-attached greenhouse is a typical freestanding greenhouse with the gable end removed and attached to a wall.

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Greenhouse with Fivewall Polycarbonate

Best Energy Efficient Greenhouse Glazing

Have you heard of Fivewall Polycarbonate?

BC Greenhouses has been working with this glazing product for a few years. It was so impressive in terms of its energy efficiency that we built a new aluminum framing system to accommodate the wider profile. For example, a typical single glass greenhouse glazing is 3mm in thickness whereas the Fivewall polycarbonate is an impressive 16mm.

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