Here you will find a list of plants to grow for food bank donation and how to find a local food bank to donate to during the holiday season.
Here you will find a list of plants to grow for food bank donation and how to find a local food bank to donate to during the holiday season.
The technologies behind what make our product one of the best greenhouse options on the market are not rocket science. They are Dome science! You might already be familiar with our seven features, but if not we are going to get down to the basics so that you can understand how they work and why they make the Growing Dome Greenhouse the best greenhouse option for you!
Guava trees are found in tropical and subtropical regions where there is a hot and humid climate. They do not tolerate frost at all, however, if you live in a cooler climate you can grow guava in a greenhouse or in your home!
Discover the art of making delicious Guava Jam using homegrown pink guavas with our easy-to-follow recipe. Ideal for Growing Dome enthusiasts, this guide from Growing Spaces showcases how to harvest and transform pink guavas into a sweet, slightly musky jam with a hint of vanilla or tangy lime. Learn the differences between guava jam and jelly, and explore versatile ways to enjoy this tropical delight, from morning toast to guava margaritas. Our comprehensive instructions cover everything from preparing guavas to water canning, ensuring a perfect batch every time. Plus, get insights on the longevity of homemade guava jam and tips for growing guavas successfully. Perfect for both beginners and seasoned canners, this article is your ultimate guide to creating a tropical treat in any climate.
Jump to: The History of Thyme, Health Benefits of Thyme, How to Grow Thyme, Thyme Fun Facts, Thyme Companion Plants, When to Harvest Thyme. Time to get growing thyme! Do you want to start growing thyme in your greenhouse? Thyme is a great herb to have right at your fingertips, year-round! Read more for tips...
In uncertain times, self-sufficiency becomes paramount. At the forefront of this self-reliance is the concept of the survival garden—a means to ensure a steady supply of nutritious food regardless of external challenges.
The Growing Dome Network is more than just a group; it embodies the collective spirit of passionate individuals who share a deep love for Growing Domes and sustainable living. In the early days, when our focus was primarily on Colorado, our Growing Dome Network was merely a list of enthusiasts across the state willing to...
Unity Gardens, a nonprofit in South Bend, Indiana, is on a mission to improve community health through accessible fresh produce, education on nutrition, and fostering social connections. Their innovative approach, known as "Unity Gardens," allows the community to collectively grow and share food, destigmatizing free access to fresh produce. With the addition of a Growing Dome greenhouse, Unity Gardens not only provides fresh food but also serves as an educational hub, drawing people from near and far to explore its wonders and learn about gardening
Pumpkins take between 80-120 days to mature and should only be picked once fully mature. Do not rely on their size to determine maturity though. When they mature the leaves of the plant will die back and the skin will be hard. The skin will also turn a deeper, solid color and the stem will harden.
Join us in celebrating Valor Point Domiciliary, our 2022 grant winners, as they embark on their transformative Growing Dome project, led by the visionary Jessica Conyers; together, let's sow seeds of change, cultivate a flourishing garden of renewal, healing, and inspiration for veterans in need, and become a part of their remarkable journey towards a brighter future.
Unveil the fascinating journey of growing corn in a greenhouse. From its Mexican origins to its global popularity, learn how to cultivate this versatile crop effectively. Explore its history, unique growth requirements, and expert tips for a successful harvest.
A sweet and spicy roasted green chili corn cake topped with fresh corn salsa is the perfect way to kick off the start of fall.
Discover a culinary oasis in our Bean and Tomato Salad, a vibrant and nutritious dish perfect for those seeking a wholesome and delicious work-from-home lunch option. This medley of crisp bush beans and plump cherry tomatoes, sourced straight from our greenhouse, will awaken your taste buds and brighten your day. Tossed with the colors of red onion, briny Kalamata olives, and creamy feta cheese, every bite offers a symphony of flavors and textures. Embrace the abundance of your own homegrown harvest, and elevate your lunchtime with this easy-to-make salad that is as convenient for on-the-go as it is indulgent at home. Savor the freshness and feel rejuvenated with each nourishing forkful. Embrace the deliciousness and healthfulness of a power-packed lunch you'll keep craving!
Featured Plant of the Month: Beans! Jump to: Growing Beans – Cultivation Tips, Bean Companion Plants, How to Harvest Beans. Bean History – Know Before You Grow Common (green) beans, scientifically known as Phaseolus vulgaris, originate from South America and Central America. Historical evidence suggests beans were cultivated in Mexico and Peru for millennia. They...
Tommy and Leslie Kearney transformed their love for gardening from Texas to the challenging landscapes of Pagosa Springs, CO. With the help of a Growing Spaces 26' dome, they conquered the short growing season and harsh weather, cultivating strawberries, tomatoes, avocados, and more. Their success proves that with the right setup, passion can overcome any climate.
At Growing Spaces, we provide geodesic greenhouse kits that offer convenience and DIY satisfaction. In this guide, we'll walk you through building a Geodesic Dome Greenhouse using our Growing Dome Greenhouse Kit. Learn why our kit, paired with a DIY approach, ensures longevity and cost efficiency. Hear from satisfied customers who have experienced the ease of installation firsthand.
Join us for an unforgettable day of learning and celebration at our annual Customer Appreciation Party at Growing Spaces! Last year was our biggest event ever, with over a hundred attendees.
Growing Spaces Growing Domes aren’t just for backyard gardeners. Communities around the country are using Growing Domes to nurture their communities from the ground up! The video below showcases three organizations in southwest Colorado that are supporting various populations with these greenhouses: Pagosa Springs High School, the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership, and San Juan Basin Area...
When it comes to cultivating a fruitful and diverse garden or greenhouse, growing blueberries and strawberries together offers an exciting opportunity. Despite their different preferences, these fruits can thrive harmoniously. However, birds pose a threat to their delicious harvests. The solution? Cultivating blueberries and strawberries in a greenhouse provides protection against bird damage, ensuring a bountiful yield. In this article, we explore the cultivation tips for growing these delightful fruits side by side, including soil preparation, companion planting, and harvesting techniques. Let's dive into the world of blueberries and strawberries and uncover the secrets to a successful and rewarding greenhouse cultivation experience.
Total cooking time: 20 minutes – Serves: 4-6 Nasturtiums are a great plant to grow in your Growing Dome greenhouse. They help to deter pests from eating your prized veggies, they add beautiful vibrant shades of green, yellow, orange, and deep red to your gardens, and they are edible! Nasturtiums have a peppery flavor that...
Featured Plant of the Month: Chard! Chard, or Beta vulgaris var. Cicla is from the Amaranthaceae family, also known as the beet family and is native to the Mediterranean area and is originally from Sicily! Quite a few sources say that Aristotle mentioned growing chard (red-stalked) in 350 BC, probably because it was revered for...
Join Gleb and Sophia on their transformative journey as they leave the city behind and create a sanctuary in Livingston, New York. Their "Bubble of nature" becomes a haven for growing their own food, overcoming challenges, and nurturing their growing family. Discover the joy and wisdom they share, inspiring others to embrace a greener lifestyle and cultivate a deeper connection with nature.
Enhance your gardening skills by improving plant health and productivity with these watering best practices.
These Swiss Chard and Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms make for an elegant and flavorful appetizer, perfect for entertaining or as a tasty addition to any gathering. Enjoy their savory and creamy combination with a touch of Swiss chard goodness!
Attention greenhouse gardeners! Discover how to protect your harvest from rodents and other animals with our latest blog post. Learn how to create barriers, use natural repellents, and traps to keep your garden thriving. Read now and enjoy a pest-free greenhouse garden!
Over the hills and through the woods to a modern homestead we go! Taking winding HWY 17 through the Santa Cruz mountains showed just how extreme the weather can be right along the California coast. Crews were still cleaning up downed trees and evidence of the atmospheric river that poured through the region a few...
Calendula is an amazing herbal medicine that has been used for centuries. From skin healing salves and lotions to tinctures and teas this plant will quickly become a staple on your modern homestead. Plus it is easy to grow and simple to turn into everyday items! From how to make calendula oil, to making this...
Whether you are growing cilantro in your garden or buying it from the store, it is one of those plants you always seem to have an abundance of. This cilantro lime sauce recipe is a great way to use up all that extra coriander. It is perfect for adding flavor to any dish. No matter if you're making tacos, burrito bowls, sandwiches, or salads, this sauce will make your meal even better. It's a creamy, blended sauce that uses cilantro, lime juice, and sour cream as the primary flavors.
Spring is finally here, and it's the perfect time to prepare for a bountiful season. Whether you're just starting your Growing Dome gardening journey or you're a seasoned grower, we've compiled a list of valuable blog posts written by our experts to help you succeed. From raised bed ideas to creating a beautiful pond garden, these resources will guide you through creating a thriving garden.
Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a versatile herb that belongs to the Apiaceae family and is native to Asia, Europe, and Africa. The plant has an air of mystery around it, as cilantro refers to the leaves, while coriander refers to the seeds. With its fresh and citrusy flavor, cilantro is a popular ingredient in many dishes, from salsa to curry. And the good news is, growing cilantro is easy, especially when grown in a greenhouse.
Did you know that growing cabbage in a greenhouse can provide you with fresh produce all year round? This humble vegetable has a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire and played a vital role in sustaining the Irish during times of food insecurity. Growing cabbage from seed is easy, and it prefers loamy soil with lots of compost mixed in. Companion plants like broccoli, kale, and swiss chard are great friends to cabbage, and they thrive in the same conditions and climate. Learn more about the benefits of companion planting and how to harvest your cabbage for a second, smaller harvest, or hang it in a root cellar for up to three months. Discover why cabbage is a superhero packed with vitamins, minerals, and cancer-fighting properties.
Without water, the west has a number of problems. We need to be thinking about the “new normal”, the best ways that we can conserve water, and how we can stabilize our own food systems. Our proposed solution is to go back to our roots, bring back the kitchen garden, and fight food insecurity in our own backyards.
Nestled in a canyon just south of Pagosa Springs along the Blanco River sits the quaint little cabin of Joe and Nancy Drake. Not far from their cabin, right in their backyard, a 22’ Growing Dome stands full of life. A welcome contrast amid the stark white blanket of snow.
If you are like me and do not love the taste of kale, it is a great veggie to mix into other dishes that you normally eat. Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish that combines kale with, my favorite vegetable, potatoes! While Nancy’s kale chips are extremely simple to make and satisfy the need for a crunch.
Wontons, dumplings, pot stickers, or whatever you prefer to call them are delicious, satisfying, and fun to make. This winter we have a lot of nutritious greens, herbs, and veggies to choose from in our Growing Dome gardens. Bok choy is delicious, easy to grow, and can be used in all types of recipes from soups to salads and stir-fries.
What is Vermiculture? Vermiculture, also known as worm composting or vermicomposting, uses worms to convert organic waste into nutrient-rich compost for plants. This is a great way to reduce waste, improve soil health, and create a sustainable gardening practice. This blog post will discuss the basics of vermiculture, how to set up a worm bin,...
Brussels sprouts are a cultivar of wild cabbage native to the Mediterranean area. Known for their long growing season and cool weather preference, they are best grown in a greenhouse. With tips on planting, companion plants, and harvesting, you'll be able to successfully grow this nutritious vegetable. Add some fun to your greenhouse gardening with interesting facts about Brussels sprouts, and try a new recipe to truly appreciate this oftentimes misunderstood veggie.
Growing Domes in the News Growing Dome Featured on HGTV! Dome Sweet Dome. – A couple’s unique, circular home boasts 360-degree windows with stunning wraparound mountain views…and a Growing Dome greenhouse garden! However, the property lacks function and style. Watch as Roots Design Company completely renovates the home, landscaping, and greenhouse (with a little help from Growing...
We call this Kitchen Sink Soup because we take everything leftover from our fall & early winter Growing Dome harvests & whatever we have in the fridge to make the soup. We put everything in but the kitchen sink! The key is to have veggies, herbs, a grain or carbohydrate, and different types of alliums
An arctic blast swept through the northern half of our continent just before Christmas. On our Facebook groups we saw reports of temperatures as low as -21F in the US, and even colder in Canada. Despite these frigid temperatures, Dome Owners were still able to keep their plants alive and thriving by adding a bit of supplemental heat. Even if the temperature drops below freezing in the Dome, hardy plants will survive and perk back up as the sun hits them the following day.
Today the community venture known as The Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership, Inc, consists of three 42’ Growing Dome greenhouses run on geothermal power, a native plants garden, a rotary club garden, and an amphitheater along the San Juan Riverwalk. The greenhouses use geothermal energy from nearby natural hot springs. This renewable energy source helps to maintain a consistent temperature within the greenhouse, allowing for the growth of a variety of plants year-round in USDA hardiness zone 5a.
These days it is even more important to be able to grow your own lettuce as crops in California’s Salinas Valley are currently fighting Impatiens necrotic spot virus, or INSV, which is mainly spread by thrips. Pythium wilt is another crop disease that attacks lettuce, generally along with INSV causing lettuce to wilt or completely collapse. We recommend planting lettuce as this disease may affect its availability since California grows approximately 70% of the lettuce consumed in the US. There has never been a better time to grow lettuce in your backyard!