Looking for greenhouse gardening resources?
We often present seminars and talk in our online learning programs AND group garden coaching club on how how to use greenhouses and other season extenders in your garden. That’s because these tools help extend your growing season. And, they be useful in more than just extending your gardening season.
To help you learn more about these greenhouse gardening tools…
We’ve compiled a number of resources to help you start and keep growing strong 24:7:365. And, included in the links below, you’ll find:
- Greenhouse gardening definitions.
- Plus, greenhouse shopping links.
- And links to more articles on gardening with season extenders.
Basic greenhouse gardening season extension basics:
Cloche/French Bell: These are glass, plastic or other dome-shaped materials are placed over single plants. And, these help protect plants from cold, downpours & pests.
Floating Row Cover/ Horticultural Fleece: This is lightweight semi-opaque material. And, it raises heat slightly. Plus, it can protect plants from downpours & some pests. Available here from our store.
Shade fabric: These are dark materials that help reduce too much sunlight. And, that helps keep down heat in overly hot greenhouses.
Seeding Trays: Seed starting trays usually have removable plastic tops. And, they include pots for soil and seed. Plus, they have catch trays for water overflow. The tops help hold heat & moisture during germination. Available here from our store.
Wall o’Water: These are water-filled plastic towers. They are used to protect young plants from cold. And, often they are sold specifically for tomatoes.
Cold Frame: These are boxes with a transparent lid to allow in light. And, the lids open for ventilation. Plus, we have plans so you can build your own cold frame.
Hoop or Tunnel House: These are tunnel shaped structures. And, they are often temporary greenhouses. So, they can add protection & heat. Moreover the frame can take many forms. But, it is usually covered in plastic. And the ends open for ventilation.
Greenhouse: This is usually a permanent structure. Often greenhouses include shelving & various ventilation systems. But, they can also be as simple as a hoop house over soil. Greenhouses may be built from many materials & shapes vary. Learn more about hobby greenhouses here.
Solarium: a type of sunroom built onto another structure for warmth & light.
For further reading on greenhouse gardening:
Sunshine Greenhouse Kit: This piece details choosing, integrating, modifying, assembling, and growing in a small residential kit greenhouse.
How to Build a DIY Cold Frame: In this article we help you build your own coldframe.