Designing a custom watering system for your greenhouse is never an easy task. There are so many different types to choose from depending on what you are planning to grow. The first thing to decide on, of course, is what types of plants you are planning to nurture, because the type of watering system you will ultimately need is greatly determined by the types of plants most often grown in your greenhouse. For example, tropical plants require more water and often grow best with a misting delivery system. Ask yourself if the plants you are growing will grow best with a drip irrigation system, a misting system or even a running water system. Each system has it’s own unique features and setup that help you achieve the perfect balance of water to your greenhouse, and keeps from wasting water.
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.
High Tailing It to Fun
Who said the economy is hurting? Friday morning vendors reported a line of people waiting for the event to open.
We arrived at 11:30am and the place was already packed! One of the things I love about summertime in the Pacific Northwest is the plethora of garden tours and festivals we have to choose from. Instead of going to the same events over and over, I try to attend a few each year I haven’t been to before.
Starting your gardening season with the proper greenhouse gardening tools can make the experience more of a success. Specific gardening tools are made for specific tasks and can not only cut down on your gardening time, but help you yield better gardening results. Take a look at these greenhouse gardening tools you won’t want to garden without.
Avid gardeners spend all winter daydreaming about the first signs of Spring, as it often means they can once again return to their beloved gardening activities. Spring gardening is an event many people look forward to, but good gardeners understand getting too impatient in the garden and doing certain gardening tasks too early can be harmful to a thriving yard. However, there are a few jobs those interested in Spring gardening can dive into without worry.