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Donna Balzer in her thriving Pacific BC Greenhouse featuring butternut squash and greens

Benefitting From Nature: Growing in My Pacific Greenhouse

It's late September and I taste my first-ever finger lime, grown right in my greenhouse, and I am amazed by the crisp texture and luscious lime taste of the juicy vesicles. (See my first impressions here) And just then an unrelated email arrives. A Los Angeles-based marketing firm asks, "Will you showcase the benefits of nature on behalf of a client for an online event?"

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Interior of a BC Greenhouse

Greenhouse Garden Tips: Maximizing space to grow your own food

Maximize the growing space in your greenhouse

We are contacted daily by people looking to purchase a greenhouse to grow their own fruits and vegetables. Some concerns we hear are about food quality, potential supply chain issues, or even just having fresh produce readily available. When you are a gardener with a smaller sized greenhouse, you have to get creative to make space for new growth.

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Yew greenhouse

A Photographer's Backyard Greenhouse is Picture Perfect: Style at Home

BC Greenhouse Builders Limited, North America’s leading builder of hobby and estate greenhouses, is proud to announce the recent article “A Photographer's Backyard Greenhouse is Picture Perfect” by Christy Wright.  The article features our customer Emily Yewchuck and her stunning Cottage model 12x16 glass greenhouse.

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tomatoes growing in a greenhouse

Greenhouse Garden Tips: July in the Greenhouse

The Trouble with Greenhouse Tomatoes

Do your greenhouse tomatoes have heat stroke?

If your tomato blooms are bending and falling off, flower and all, they are having a heatstroke. When extreme heat hits, greenhouse tomatoes fail to set fruit even as the leaves keep growing and new blooms appear.

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Growing starts in my April greenhouse

Greenhouse Garden Tips: My April Greenhouse Pests

Pests, Worm Castings and Algae

What are Worm Castings?

Before we get to greenhouse gardening algae, let's talk about a shopper on Amazon that complained about bugs in her worm castings. If you don’t speak garden lingo yet, worm castings are simply worm poop. They are mixed with soil in garden beds or in pots to make tomatoes grow faster, stronger and healthier. And just in case you missed the memo, worm poop comes with bugs of its own. The good ones.

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Spinach

Greenhouse Garden Tips: Hobby Greenhouse Growing

Before you Order Seeds or your Hobby Greenhouse, Read the Fine Print

Why I started growing in my Greenhouse Garden a few of my favourite plants stopped working for me. That's what I learned to read the catalog fine print and adapt my shopping for a better hobby greenhouse growing. 

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