Category Archives for Greenhouse Equipment

Growing Plants with Artificial Light

In the preceding pages: Use of Artificial Light in the Greenhouse, and The Effects of Light on Plant Growth, we have shown that both the amount and the colour of light, influence plant growth and development. We have also discussed … Continue reading

12. July 2011 by admin
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Use of Artificial Light in the Greenhouse

Having seen how plants react to light the next step is to make use of this knowledge to determine how much irradiation greenhouse plants need and the most effective ways of providing it. The commercial grower uses light to grow … Continue reading

11. July 2011 by admin
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Types of Greenhouse Heating Systems

Having explained how to estimate the heating requirements of your greenhouse, here we look at various ways of producing that heat. The wrong choice of greenhouse heating equipment can mean high fuel bills, so make sure you pick the right … Continue reading

11. July 2011 by admin
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The Effects of Light on Plant Growth

Most gardeners are familiar with seed potatoes that have been chitted up in the light — the sprouts are sturdy and blue-green in colour. Now compare these with potato sprouts that have been stored for several months in a sack … Continue reading

11. July 2011 by admin
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Greenhouse Ventilation and Humidity

One of the advantages of growing plants in a greenhouse is that the condition of the atmosphere can be controlled. Unfortunately many beginners seem to give this little consideration. Here we explain how best to regulate the circulation and humidity … Continue reading

10. July 2011 by admin
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Automatic Watering Equipment for the Greenhouse

The majority of home gardeners have to leave their greenhouse to itself during the day and most people have to be absent from the garden now and then. It is on these occasions that watering can become a real problem, … Continue reading

10. July 2011 by admin
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Providing Shading in the Greenhouse

Don’t leave attention to shading until it is too late. You will find that correct shading, ventilation and damping down, are essential in the greenhouse for the cultivation of strong and vigorous plants. Excessively high temperature in summer, coupled with … Continue reading

10. July 2011 by admin
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Guide to Heating Greenhouses

Artificial heat is needed to guide tender shrubs, young seedlings and exotic house plants through the average British winter. Greenhouses provide some protection for overwintered plants even if they are not heated, shielding them from rain, snow and freezing winds. … Continue reading

18. June 2011 by admin
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Greenhouses: Everything You Need to Know to Buy a Greenhouse

In a well-equipped greenhouse, the choice of plants and produce extends from the half-hardy all the way to the near-exotic types. Choosing the right site is vital to successful greenhouse cultivation. Even if space is so limited that the eventual … Continue reading

18. June 2011 by admin
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