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To Heat or Not to Heat Your Greenhouse

To heat greenhouse in winter or not? The Growing Dome is a marvel of technology in its efficiency. With 25 years of research we can tell you that can be up to three times more efficient than a traditional greenhouse. Not only does the geodesic shape contribute to this efficiency, but the solar powered heat storage systems and smart insulation…

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March 2013 Dome of the Month Winner

Reminding us of a season soon to pass… this beautiful photo from Kathy Pitts & John Stone in Northern California of their 26′ Growing Dome captures the essence of the winter solstice it was photographed on. One of the comments about the photo that was posted on Facebook sums it up best for us, “Lovely framing photographically too, the way…

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Planting Early Season Catch Crops

There are some terms we year-round gardeners throw around pretty easily and “catch crop” is one of them. It sounds complicated, but is actually very simple.  A catch crop is a fast-growing, quickly maturing crop that can be grown between cold season (winter) and warm season (summer) crops. January is most definitely too early to plant any warm weather crops like…

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floating row cover in the greenhouse

Floating Row Covers in the Greenhouse

It’s been an especially cold winter for many parts of the country. We here in Colorado had the brunt of it during December and now the midwest and northeast are experiencing exceptionally cold temperatures. We’ve received a flood of questions about when and how to heat. It largely depends on the amount of sunshine you receive and secondarily depends on…

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January Dome of the Month 2013

Winter Wonderland – January 2013 Dome of the Month Winner

Congratulations to Katja Wichland and Josh Rapaport on winning with this lovely winter photo of their 26′ Growing Dome protected by their adopted Chow Chow named Bella. They are at 9,000 feet elevation near Telluride, Colorado and are coming up on their two-year anniversary of owning their Growing Dome. We’ve so appreciated Katja’s artistic photos and updates over time and…

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Keeping the Greenhouse Warm in the Far North

We had a great question come up recently from a customer that we wanted to share with you! Question: Where is your northern-most dome located? If someone upgraded to use solar hot water heat exchangers, what winter temperatures could the greenhouse still be operational at? Answer: We have nine Growing Domes in Alaska as well as nineteen from British Columbia…

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How Winter Growing is Possible

The difference between the inside and outside of the dome on a cold winter night depends on how many sunny days you are having. With the domes 7 unique features for heating and cooling, we are able to grow year round, even in the Rocky Mountains, because we can keep the temperature at a decent level from the dome’s unique…

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Growing Dome Presentation in Farmington, NM

Fosters.com A service of the Rochester Times By JOHN NOLAN Thursday, September 9, 2010 John Nolan/Times photo Joann Vollmer talks to Farmington Gardeners Roundtable in the Goodwin Library about the benefits of geodesic domes for growing vegetables year-round. A model of her 33-foot diameter dome is in the foreground. FARMINGTON — Farmington Gardeners’ Roundtable received a talk, last week, on…

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Fall Planting in Home Greenhouse Kits

I spent a bit of time this weekend in my 26′ Dome getting it tidied and ready for a fall planting.  We just had 3 weeks of monsoon rains and our temperatures have moderated somewhat, so I am hoping to get my fall crops planted this week .  In so doing I am hoping to be in full production (or…

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