Author: Roger Marshall
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: House & Home
Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow techniques. Covering everything from selecting a site to glazing glass, Marshall includes tips on laying a foundation, construction materials, ventilation, and much more. Whether your goal is to stretch the growing season or create a lush space for a year-round hot tub, you can build the greenhouse of your dreams.
Author: Lindsey Schiller
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Release Date: 2016-10-24
Comprehensive coverage of passive solar greenhouse design including material selection, building methods and how to store thermal energy using a variety of simple and innovative strategies. Over a dozen case studies provide real-life inspiration, capped off with how-to guidance for building a durable, energy-efficient greenhouse. Variations include underground and aquaponic greenhouses and integrating solar panels to grow off-grid, year-round.
Are you a gardening newbie who wants to know the ins and outs of what the functions of a greenhouse are and how to maintain it or perhaps a veteran of gardening who knows how to grow your own food but wants to find a way to garden all year round? Are you looking for greenhouse plans or perhaps how to build a greenhouse in an easy to understand and comprehensive format? Do you want to have the ultimate Building Greenhouses Book? For someone who loves gardening and the ability to grow your own food, knowing how to build a greenhouse is a great thing to know. It enables you to customize your greenhouse according to the area and climate you are in plus the type of plants that you want to have. The book consists of 9 full chapters discussing all you need to know about building greenhouses. From functions, guidelines to follow, supplies to use, how to make the green house system work and understand its components, plans for greenhouses, ideal sizes, designs and structures, maintaining humidity level, paneling that you should use and how to use it and of course, how to succeed in keeping greenhouses. With everything that an avid gardener needs to know about how to build a greenhouse, the Building Greenhouses Book is an indispensable tool for every person who loves to garden and would love to have a greenhouse or is planning on building one. What's even better is that this Building Greenhouses Book is a perfect gift for yourself or for anyone who loves gardening. Ever fancied wild roses on a winter day? How about some tulips in autumn? A plump tomato in early spring perhaps? Then grab a copy of Building Greenhouses: The Easy Guide for Constructing Your Greenhouse and start working on the perfect greenhouse or greenhouses for your gardening needs today.
If you have ever dreamed of growing your own vegetables and flowers year-round in a passive solar greenhouse, this is a book you will be interested in. The greenhouse described in this book provides the owners, neighbors, friends, and family with an amazing abundance of vegetables in all four seasons. Ted's Greenhouse describes the process of building this 484 square foot passive solar polycarbonate greenhouse from the foundation to the finish. Included are chapters on passive solar design, siting the building, permits for the building, cost considerations, materials, and greenhouse coverings, with a special emphasis on the polycarbonate that is used to sheathe this building. A complete set of building plans is included, along with a description of the building process, step by step. While the book does describe one specific design, the plans could be adjusted to fit various budgets and situations. Also covered is information on how to use the greenhouse for plants. Chapters on soil, experiences with a variety of plants, pests and diseases, and how to heat and cool the greenhouse are included. The addendum adds reviews of various products that have been tried in this greenhouse, and resources that are available to the greenhouse grower. There is a materials list and a cost breakdown. Ted's Greenhouse is an elegant, functional building that will add joy to your life and beauty to your property.
Author: Philip Schmidt
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
Release Date: 2017-05-01
Genre: House & Home
Find all of the most up-to-date information you need to design and equip your own greenhouse, all in one place! Black & Decker Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses is a new edition to the popular Complete Guide to Greenhouses & Garden Projects. Laser-focused on building greenhouses for the home gardener, it's the most complete title on DIY greenhouses you'll find anywhere. Featuring full-color step-by-step photos and comprehensive how-to instructions, the book features full plans for structures that are designed to extend the gardening season. From ornate, Victorian style greenhouses to basic cold frames, you're sure to find a project that meets your needs and fits your space. In this new edition, you'll find several new plans to expand the range of options, including a geodesic-dome greenhouse, a custom greenhouse with a fieldstone foundation, more kit greenhouses, and even a super-efficient greenhouse built completely form upcycled building materials- the greenest greenhouse you'll find! Black & Decker Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses gives an updated look at new materials and products, along with tips for siting and orienting, helps you make good design choices. Complete sections on heaters, ventilation and watering systems show you how to set up and operate your greenhouse for maximum benefit. Building a greenhouse, even a relatively complex "stick-built" style is a surprisingly easy DIY project and one that is sure to delight any gardener in your family.
Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Release Date: 2009
Genre: House & Home
A companion guide to the best-selling Back to Basics shares recommendations for identifying and incorporating green lifestyle choices, covering practices ranging from container gardening and keeping chickens to using rainwater and supporting sustainable restaurants.
The Heinemann Science Scheme offers an approach to the QCA's Scheme of Work. Teacher's resource packs provide support with lesson planning, with each chapter matching the Scheme of Work, and in-built assessment.
“A garden should be easy and fun to care for—don’t complicate things unnecessarily.” This is the slogan of author Inger Palmstierna. In Greenhouse Vegetable Gardening, she helps readers find the joy of cultivating in their very own greenhouses. Palmstierna is a gardening authority with vast knowledge on everything that grows. With infectious enthusiasm, this garden writer and horticulturist explains how to cultivate a successful garden or orchard. The greenhouse is the place where green thumbs are realized and your imagination can run wild. Palmstierna believes: “The greenhouse provides opportunities, but does not demand.” Greenhouse Vegetable Gardening is an accessible book with many beautiful pictures and practical instructions. The topics covered include: • Building and decorating your own greenhouse • Training seedlings and early plant development • How to sow, grow, and winter plants • How to harvest vegetables and herbs • How to cultivate summer flowers for planting • And more! In addition to providing a garden year-round, the greenhouse can also be a beautiful addition to your yard and can be customized to match your tastes. You’ll learn the basics on what to consider when buying, laying the foundations for, and decorating your greenhouse—as well as how to plan and use one. Soon after you’ll be ready to explore the many types of vegetables and flowering plants that thrive in greenhouses. So get ready to enjoy fresh vegetables and flowers year-round!