How To Heat Your House with a Greenhouse

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It’s a winter-time fact in most parts of the country: greenhouses, even those that might be attached to the house or garage, need some kind of heat source (of course, supplying appropriate light is equally important). My first, only partially realized, greenhouse up in the rain forests of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula needed heating just to keep the humidity down. But in most parts of the country, cold is the problem. You may have built your greenhouse with visions of supplying your family fresh, year-’round greens. But winter growth and germination are difficult when soil temperatures seldom climb out of the low 50 degree level. Sure you can use a heating mat to encourage germination. But even the hardiest green grows slowly — very slowly — when nighttime air temperatures plunge. [Read more…]

Family Wraps Home in Greenhouse to Warm up Stockholm Weather

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The average temperature in Stockholm in January is -3°C (27°F). For Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto it can be much warmer thanks to the greenhouse that blankets their home. [Read more…]

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…]