Greenhouse Gardening Tips

In-Ground beds are perfect for your garden growing

Setting Up Your Greenhouse

The box has finally arrived - the greenhouse is assembled

Now what?

I called Rodney a year after his greenhouse was installed. I expected him to brag about the size of his tomatoes or the hours he spends sitting and enjoying the beautiful space he created.

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Rebuilt Pacific Greenhouse

Why buy a greenhouse kit?

With over 70 years of experience and conversations with thousands of customers over the years, if you live in a colder climate or will ever think about moving, a greenhouse kit is the way to go.  Did you know you can easily disassemble our greenhouses and move them to a new location?  Not so easy to do with a homemade greenhouse.  In fact, many of our customers choose to add an extension when they move because they have more space!

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Strawberries covered in dew

August Crops in the Greenhouse

August Plants

August crops are growing so fast that I should have a time-lapse camera to record the speedy growth. It’s a good thing I’m home all month to watch the changes and get the next crops planted and growing.  Check out my tips to grow your own food too!

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Winter vegetables growing

Start Planning for Your Winter Greenhouse Now

Surprisingly, Summer is the perfect time to prep for winterization

Managing your winter greenhouse with crops coming and going is a bit of an art form, so please bear with me. It involves starting seeds directly in greenhouse soil and also starting seeds in flats on shelves or potting benches.

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cabbage growing amongst flowers

Killing your plants with kindness? - Greenhouse Watering Solutions

Watering Problems?

Hand watering is fun for gardeners. If you are around to get the job done. But a wilted plant is a stressed plant and stressed plants get buggy. I would love to stay home all summer watering my
greenhouse at exactly the right minute but that’s just wishful thinking. The truth is, life gets in the way and instead of tending my tomatoes and pacifying my pak choi with hand watering I seem to travel just when my babies need me.

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Donna in her greenhouse, reading a book.

Cool Down a Greenhouse: Creating a Healthy Greenhouse Environment

The Benefits of Shade Cloth in a Greenhouse

I’m sitting in my greenhouse sipping a cool drink as I look outside. With the current heatwave this is positively the coolest spot in the garden right now. But it didn’t use to be that way. Scorched leaves, dry soil and wilted, bolting lettuce used to be the norm.

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