Greenhouse Gardening Tips

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Citrus plant growing

Greenhouse Garden Tips: Heating Your Greenhouse

Keeping Your Plants Cozy This Holiday Season

Imagine my surprise when a small hole we drilled through our greenhouse foundation became a runway for mice. We pulled an extension cord into my greenhouse through that hole and the tiny gap became a neon sign for rodents.

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spring cleaning in the greenhouse

Greenhouse Garden Tips: Spring Cleaning Comes Early

Its never too early to get a head start

My husband and I planned a mid-week ski trip but on departure day I was still in my off finishing a time-sensitive project. We were staying overnight at the hill, it was still a workday, and the car was loaded up. There was no rush to get moving.

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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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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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