It’s easy to get started going organic in your greenhouse garden! Since your greenhouse plants are grown in containers, you are in complete control of what goes into your plant and therefore what ultimately goes into your body. Growing organic not only benefits your family with chemical free food, you also are contributing to your community and the planet by reducing the impact of chemicals on our environment. Here are some easy, inexpensive and very accessible ways to get your organic garden up and running!
After 26 years of hard work and dedication to their family business, Mike and Beverly Perry, the founders of Solexx Greenhouses and Greenhouse Covering, are passing the torch to the next generation.
Our hearts go out to all those still recovering from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. As with all tragedies, there were some bright spots and stories of resilience that came out of the devastation. We are happy to report one of our customers found refuge in their Solexx Greenhouse when the power was out.
One of the joys of summer gardening is that plant growth is typically fast and the harvests abundant. But when temperatures climb, the heat and light that propel growth may be too much of a good thing. It’s best to take steps right now to keep the greenhouse at optimal temperatures this summer, so plants continue to thrive. Try these 3 simple tips:
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Not everybody can find just the right size greenhouse kit for their property. While others might have some existing framework or
There is nothing like new life in spring and starting seeds is one of the best ways to enjoy the start of the season. Unlike transplants, seedlings are fragile and require newborn-like attention: the right media, temperature, light, water and food. To a new gardener, meeting these needs may seem like a challenge. But with a little knowledge and the right equipment, success is easy and just a few short days or weeks away.
Not much happens in the Northwest. Sure, we are in an earthquake and volcano zone, but the chances of a major event happening in your lifetime is rare. A few weeks ago, we had a very unusual emergency alert come through the Portland community. The alert said to not drink tap water until further notice due to a potential ecoli scare. Immediately, we realized we were not prepared with extra bottled water on hand and headed to the nearest store.
Greenhouse gardening is a popular hobby for people of all ages. Many older adults believe that their gardening days are over once they move to a retirement home. However, there are greenhouse gardening options for retirement homes for people at nearly every level of ability, with the use of right equipment and the assistance of a friendly helper.
In order to reduce transplant shock, which can set a plant back by as much as two weeks, biodegradable Cow Pots are an excellent option. Plant the 4” pots directly into the garden, raised bed or container. The Cow Pot disintegrates eliminating the need to disrupt the plant roots. It is also important to harden off your plants whenever you move them from one environment to another; whether it is from your home to the greenhouse or from the greenhouse to your garden. Hardening off is simply the process of gradually acclimating your plants to their new environment.