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The Best Small Greenhouse – Mini Greenhouses For Your Garden

A greenhouse does more than extend the growing season. With the right equipment, it can allow you to grow fresh produce all year long. This is true even if your space is limited to just a small area in the yard or on the deck. Finding the right small greenhouse to fit your needs can … Read more

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Growing Tomatoes Indoors – What You Need and How To Do It

Unless you live in the tropics, there’s no way to grow tomatoes outdoors in the winter. In some areas, you may be able to start plants in early spring or keep your plants fruiting into the fall, but generally, tomatoes won’t survive the first frost.  If you can’t survive another winter without fresh tomatoes, and … Read more

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Starting Seeds In a Greenhouse: When and How To Do It

There is no more frustrating time of year for gardeners than late winter and early spring. Luckily, starting seeds in a greenhouse can give you a head start on the growing season and scratch your itch to get your fingers in the soil.  With so many different plants you can start in the greenhouse, it … Read more

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What a Cold Frame Is and How to Use It

The first time I saw a cold frame, just for a moment, I thought I was looking at a magical portal to the center of the earth. Then my father lifted the frame and its heavy pane of steamy glass, revealing a treasure trove of early spring lettuces and herbs inside.  Cold frames aren’t portals … Read more

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How to Heat a Greenhouse – 8 Practical Ways

Fluctuating greenhouse temperature? We’ll walk you through 8 practical solutions so you can keep your greenhouse warm at night and even on cloudy days. One way even harnesses Mother Nature’s power so you can keep your electricity costs down.  Up for a challenge?  From an oil-filled heater, livestock, to insulation, here’s how you can heat … Read more

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Winter Greenhouse Growing – Which Vegetables To Grow 

For gardeners, winter is pure torture. No fresh vegetables. No Vitamin D from working in the sun. No dirt under your nails. Even people who aren’t big vegetable fans dream about salad in the winter. You shouldn’t expect to grow tomatoes in winter unless you have a hothouse. That said, you can grow a wide … Read more