The Best Self Sufficient Greenhouse Gardening

 

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With skyrocketing prices at the grocery store and an unstable economy, it’s no surprise people are turning back to the ways of their grandparents and great-grandparents. Self sufficiency is needed now more than ever, and a greenhouse can provide fresh, healthy food for families virtually year round. In the case of a natural disaster, pandemic, or even a government collapse, going to the grocery store may not be an option. Being prepared with a convenient source of healthy food can mean the difference between life and death, and a greenhouse can make all the difference when it matters most. [Read more…]

How To Build A 300 Square Foot Windproof Hoop House For Under $500

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Choosing to build your own greenhouse is an easy decision to make, and it’s not as hard as you may think. As with any project, just break this one down into steps and you won’t get overwhelmed. While the build itself can be done in two days with a helper.  I chose to go it alone and enjoy the process over two weeks…with an unplanned four week break thanks to heavy rains, and then heavy frost, and then more heavy rains – in case you thought this would go perfectly, mother nature has her own ideas. [Read more…]

Self Sufficient Greenhouse Gardening [Part 1] & [Part 2]

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Self Sufficient Greenhouse

Greenhouse Gardening [Part 1]

With skyrocketing prices at the grocery store and an unstable economy, it’s no surprise people are turning back to the ways of their grandparents and great-grandparents. Self sufficiency is needed now more than ever, and a greenhouse can provide fresh, healthy food for families virtually year round. [Read more…]

6 Cheap Ways To Build A Greenhouse

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6 Cheap Ways To Build A Greenhouse

A greenhouse is something every homesteader should strive for, but good ones aren’t cheap and don’t always fit into the budget. What if you could build your own and not break the bank doing it. Well check out these great DIY greenhouse projects. [Read more…]

The Greenhouse Of The Future – No Extra Heating Needed

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The Greenhouse Of The Future – No Extra Heating Needed

The Greenhouse of the Future is an innovative and strategic design, built of recycled and natural materials, that interacts with the natural phenomena of the planet in order to create the ideal environment for growth and abundance. [Read more…]

Vertical Gardening With Fish – For Smaller Homestead Indoor Gardening

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Vertical Gardening With Fish – For Smaller Homestead Indoor Gardening

A recently completed graduate project at the UW greenhouses explored using a combined hydroponic and aquaponic system for growing fish and vegetables in small spaces. Here’s an overview of the project from student Nate Storey. If you’re super excited you could even start a system like this at home.

Storey has completed his research and scaled up his process into a regular business, contact Bright Agrotech for more information on this unique system. [Read more…]

Dutch Bucket Hydroponics – How It Works & How to Make Your Own Buckets

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Dutch Bucket Hydroponics – How It Works & How to Make Your Own Buckets

I’ve been building a new Dutch Bucket hydroponic system and finally have everything completed and functioning quite well. In this video, I’ll explain the lessons that I learned from my first setup back in the Spring, along with changes made for this new setup. Also, I’ll share how easy it is to make your own dutch (bato) buckets. [Read more…]

Build a $300 Underground Greenhouse For Year-Round Gardening

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Build a $300 Underground Greenhouse

Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it’s cold frames, hoop houses or greenhouses.

Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the w alpine (an Aymara Indian word for a “place of warmth”), also known as an underground or pit greenhouse. First developed over 20 years ago for the cold mountainous regions of South America, this method allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates.
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