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.
Greenhouse Gardening Tips
My crazy dogs
Corle ran ahead of me on the beach and stuck her head right into a dead seal. And then she took a big bite.
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.
We get asked regularly "how much food can I grow in one of your smaller greenhouses?"
Setting Up Your New Greenhouse for Success by Donna Balzer
Ian is sitting on a stool inside his lovely brown-framed, glass-walled Parkside greenhouse, practicing guitar and waiting for his lemons to ripen. He is an accountant by day, a musician by night and, since he bought his greenhouse, a lemon-grower in his “spare” time.
There are many plant varieties and they all require different night temperatures to sustain their growth.
Greenhouse night temperatures
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.
How a greenhouse can save your garden too
In late September, I asked Facebook followers to share their biggest gardening challenges this summer.
What would Donna do?
New Crops and Bumper Harvests
I’m flying home through Calgary into Comox on my way back from a speaking gig. It’s late August and the pilot warns us: it is snowing close to Calgary. In August.
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.