Recent Greenhouses Articles

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Build a Geodesic Dome Greenhouse!

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 15, 2014

So I hear you want to build a greenhouse. You're tired of this frigid weather, you want to get some starts going early, or maybe you just have a hankering to grow some things that prefer...

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Make Your Own Portable Greenhouse!

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 03, 2013

As the cold weather settles in, many gardeners are forced to admit that it's time to give up on some crops and watch much of the garden lie fallow over the season, unless they have...

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Go Underground for Year-Round Gardening

Posted by Katie Marks | Oct 07, 2013

Winter is already nipping quickly at the heels of fall in some regions of the Northern Hemisphere, even when it seems like fall has barely begun. We can talk about winter-friendly crops...

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Seven Small Greenhouse Ideas

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 15, 2013

It is so tempting to buy one of Ikea's new SOCKER mini greenhouses. They're the right size for apartments, and very cute. However, they've been called "flimsy", and sometimes a custom-built...

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Indoor Gardening Idea: Tabletop Terrariums

Posted by Erica Glasener | Oct 27, 2011

When you think of a centerpiece for your dinner party, you probably picture fresh flowers. But what if you could display a miniature garden under glass that would offer beauty and...


Starting Plants from Seed

Posted by Jordan Laio | May 24, 2011

There are many reasons a home gardener chooses to start plants from seed rather than buying transplants, according to Megan Jensen, an organic greenhouse manager. “There's something...

Building the Perfect Cold Frame

Posted by Jordan Laio | Nov 01, 2010

If you live in a region with a short summer growing season, cold frames allow you to plant earlier in the spring and to extend the harvest season. Remember, for a cold frame to be effective,...

Build a Greenhouse for Winter

Posted by Steve Graham | Sep 02, 2009

Most home gardeners wait for the last spring frost to plant herbs and vegetables, and let the plants die with the first fall frost. However, there are several cheap ways to extend...