Category Archives: Greenhouse Growing

Tent Greenhouses Are Economical

Temporary tent greenhouses are an economical way to get your plants out of your house for the summer.  I suggest setting them up in partial shade to reduce the need to mist your plants and to prevent sun-scald.  Shade cloth can also be used to shade your greenhouse.  The biggest reason to use a greenhouse rather than just hanging your plants directly outside in to prevent over watering from too many rain showers. Covered outdoor porches would work well too.

Moving The Plants Outside For the Summer 2019

Moving the plants outside for the summer accomplishes a few things.  It cuts down on my electricity bill; keeps it cooler in the house during the hottest months; allows me to do a thorough cleaning of their grow tent homes, and keeps the mess of flower drops and nectar drips to the outside.  The drawbacks are you have to be hyper vigilant about bringing pests back inside in the fall.

Below is a photo taken inside my new 8X10 greenhouse as it begins to fill with plants:

Summer Greenhouses Part One

It is very slow going here right now.  The Hoyas are growing like crazy, but as usual I don’t get many new flowers, meaning first-time bloomers in the summer.  So over the next couple of days I will show photos of the Hoyas in the greenhouse.  All photos were taken this week.

Greenhouse is Up!

It only took myself and my wife a little over six hours to completely assemble this small 6×8 Sunshine greenhouse.  I have high hopes for this greenhouse over the summer, and am just really excited to have access to one of these again!

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