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Kalanchoe is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Names: Mother of thousands, Flaming Katy, piggy-back plant and life plant. Light: Consistently high light. Best Temperature: Allow cool temperatures of …

The Future of Lighting for Greenhouses and Indoor Gardens

The sun is the ultimate radiant energy source and replicating it with an artificial lighting system is not an easy task. In the horticultural lighting sector, …

Prepare the Greenhouse for Winter

It may be a little late for some of the country, but most of us still have nice enough days to prepare our greenhouse for winter. This is a crucial step to …

Choosing the Correct Greenhouse Glazing

If you are considering purchasing a greenhouse kit or building your own greenhouse, one of the biggest considerations is what type of greenhouse glazing will …

Snake Plant is a Great Greenhouse Plant

Scientific Name: Sansevieria trifasciata Common Names: Cast-Iron Plant, Barbershop Plant, Mother In-Law’s Tongue & Snake Plant, Bowstring Hemp, …

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Lean To Greenhouse

What is a Lean To Greenhouse? First we should define just what a lean to greenhouse is. It is a greenhouse with a single slope roof, two gable ends and a front …

African Violets are a Great Greenhouse Plant

Common Names: African Violets Light Needs: Medium to high indirect light. Fluorescent lights work well if there is no access to regular light. They will bloom …

Gardenias are a Great Plant for Your Greenhouse

Common Names: Gardenia, Cape jasmine Light Needs:  High light, even in winter with at least 4 hours of full sun a day. Best Temperatures: Between 65-80ºF …

Understanding the Differences in Greenhouse Foundations, Bases and Floors

It seems that there has always been a lot of confusion about what goes at the “bottom” of your greenhouse. A lot of people use these three terms …

Choosing Between Passive or Active Greenhouse Ventilation

Maintaining stable greenhouse temperatures during seasonal changes keeps growers on their toes year-round. When correctly designed and installed, passive …