Since greenhouse plants lack the natural benefits of uninhibited sun, soil, and rain, special fertilizers and foods for greenhouse plants are necessary for successful greenhouse crops. Outside plants obtain nutrients from the soil, but greenhouse crops are generally planted in sterilized soil to help control bacteria growth and insect infestations. This removes essential nutrients from the soil. In addition, planting in containers isolates plants and prohibits the transfer of nutrients from nearby soil during heavy rains.
It’s that time of year to begin transplanting your starts from the greenhouse. Greenhouses are great for getting an early jump on the spring growing season, but transplanting all those little seedlings can be a challenge. To help make spring planting easier, here are a few tips for novice and seasoned greenhouse gardeners alike.
I rented Martha Stewart’s Spring Gardening Series from the local video store for tips and hints on seed starting. In one segment, Dan Hinkley demonstrated how to build handmade soil tampers.
Many gardening magazines and websites rave about Smart Pots, but few home gardeners understand what the big deal is. While most gardeners use hard plastic pots for growing, these new innovative pots are quickly taking the place of the traditional plastic and clay potting jars. If you’re interested in knowing more about Smart Pots, take a look at these Smart Pot FAQS to get a better idea of what all of the hoopla is really about.
Filling your greenhouse with the right greenhouse supplies will make you as comfortable in your greenhouse as your plants. Depending on the size of your greenhouse, there are an abundance of options that can turn your greenhouse from your favorite spot on the grounds to the only spot you want to be.
Greenhouse gardening is not that different from other types of gardening when it comes to the kinds of tools and equipment you need to have in order to be successful. From simple hand tools to flower pots, there are all sorts of types of supplies that you can get in order to help maintain your greenhouse. It all boils down to how much money, time and effort you want to put into greenhouse gardening.
Managing your soil drainage can mean the difference between a bountiful crop of healthy, vibrant plants and average or sickly vegetation. Soil drainage management requires the proper mix of water, aeration, and nutrients.
Soil Drainage Tips