Greenhouse Gardening Best Practices

Adding Soil to Your Garden Beds

The term ‘you are what you eat’ applies to plants too! High quality organic soil will help your plants flourish. When I say organic, I’m not talking about certified organic stuff, I’m talking about organic material, like dead plants, leaves, and some natural bacteria that breaks down those things into a soft lovely loose mulch situation. Learn everything you need to know about purchasing or mixing new soil for your beds, and consistently maintaining healthy soil throughout your growing seasons.

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Greenhouse Gardening Hints

Now that you have your Growing Dome constructed, your planting beds built, your soil rich in organic materials, it is time to start planting! Here are some gardening tips every new greenhouse gardener should now to ensure immediate success!

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Planting Schedule

Planting year-round in a Growing Dome takes some planning but done correctly you will have a continuous supply of fresh fruits and vegetables in all 4 seasons. We give you some helpful hints in determining your planting schedule, and some specific information based on your climate zone.

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Winter Gardening in a Growing Dome Greenhouse

Winter gardening in your Growing Dome is an amazing experience. Walking in your dome from the lifeless vegetation outside into a thriving garden is both enlightening and empowering. We walk you through the Growing Dome features that enable winter gardening with no external power and discuss some reasons why you might want to heat your Growing Dome in the winter.

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7 ways to cool your Growing Dome

You can keep your greenhouse cool…even in the heat of summer. A greenhouse is designed to trap heat. They are bound to get hot, but you don’t want them to get too hot. Similar to winter gardening, the Growing Dome has features to keep your Growing Dome cool in the summer. In this article we discuss 7 ways to cool your Growing Dome.

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Organic Pest Control in a Greenhouse

One of the reasons you are gardening in a Growing Dome is to grow healthy organic food without using harmful chemicals. Controlling pests in your greenhouse is an important step, and can be done effectively and organically. We walk you through the most effective methods for Organic Pest Management.

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Tips for the Water Tank

The Water Tank is the thermal engine that drives the internal climate control of your Growing Dome.  But it can also be transformed into a thriving eco-system.  Aquatic plants are necessary to keep your tank free from algae and fish in the pond will provide nitrogen for your floating plants and interior beds when watering from your tank.  Many customers will add additional filtration or aquaponics systems to both maintain their water tank environment and install drip irrigation from the water tank for both their internal and external planting beds.

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Eliminating Greenhouse Mold

Mold and mildew are both types of fungi that grow best in warm, humid environments. Knowing optimal growth conditions for common greenhouse fungi allows greenhouse gardeners to prevent growth of harmful fungi by maintaining a greenhouse environment that doesn’t optimize growth conditions for fungi. So, the best solution to mold is prevention!

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