History of Greenhouses

Greenhouse with plants

A lot of countries take advantage of greenhouse gardening these days because there are online stores that sell greenhouse kits as well as people offering services to build larger or more complicated greenhouses. But a couple of centuries back, there was no real way to lift the limitations in growing certain types of plants for extended time periods. There were certainly … [Read more...]

Why are Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Famous Greenhouses?

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens 2

First established in the mid 1700s by Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury, the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens are among the most famous botanical gardens in the UK and of course, also some of the most famous greenhouses anywhere on the planet. They're well known for a variety of reasons, all of them significant ones. The Royal Gardens at Kew is home to the world's largest collection … [Read more...]

How to Install a Greenhouse Shade Cloth

How to Install a Greenhouse Shade Cloth and Net

Learn How to Setup and Install Greenhouse Shade Cloths and Nets Greenhouses extend the growing season well beyond the cold weather seasons of fall and winter obviously through the provision of the best growth conditions. The most important of these growth conditions is a relatively warm temperature, which should neither be too cold nor too hot. The maintenance of the … [Read more...]

How Does a Greenhouse Work?

How a Greenhouse Garden Works

A greenhouse basically works by maximizing the amount of sunlight that the plants receive without overheating them. The sunlight that goes through the transparent walls and roof are filtered, and solar energy is converted into thermal energy. The term "greenhouse effect", or the process of keeping the atmosphere warm, was coined from the idea of how does the greenhouse … [Read more...]

7 Steps: Guide to Choosing DIY Greenhouse Plans

Choosing DIY Greenhouse Plans

Although having your own greenhouse is a wonderful idea and certainly worthwhile if you wish to ensure that you are eating organic vegetables and herbs, there are some things that bear keeping in mind. This article will guide beginner gardeners into choosing the right DIY greenhouse plans, for how to buy or build a greenhouse that's perfect for your circumstances and … [Read more...]