Jeanne M.

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Irrigation in the greenhouse

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 11:48

I think the best irrigation system for greenhouses now is the drip irrigation. It's an automatic irrigation system that senses the moisture of plants and automatically waters them when they need it. This is the best option when you love gardening yet you don't have all the time in the world to take care of them or if you often leave the house. It also requires less water consumption since it only drips water and it doesn't give the plants too much of what they need. -Jeanne

Greenhouse watering

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 15:31

Have you tried holiday watering kits like this? It goes for around 10 pounds and can store 25 liters of water. It's the solution that I got when I had to leave my house for a few days but of course I don't want my plants to suffer. My indoor plants on the other hand, were submerged in water beads that I purchased from this site. Those are my solution for watering systems.


Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:33

Blackberries easily grow. They can be everywhere if left unattended for a long period of time simply because they have a good survival rate. They tend to creep around so be sure to plant them with fences if you don't want them all over the house. Taking care of blackberries are one of the easiest. You just need to water them usually once for regular season and twice if the season is really dry. - Jeanne

greenhouse heating

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 12:16

One of the eco-friendly heaters that you can go for is the use of compost heap. You can place it at the center of your greenhouse and it can give heat as the compost materials rot down. You can also go for solar heating where you paint a large oil drum with a matte black paint and fill it with water. Then you will expose this drum to the part of your greenhouse that receives most of the sun's heat and at night this will serve as your heater. Hope this helps. - Jeanne

Insulating Greenhouses

Posted: 16/01/2013 at 10:03

There are 4 choices in insulating a greenhouse.

1. Bubble Wrap - This is the cheapest and cost effective option to insulate your greenhouse but the downside is, it only lasts around 3-4 seasons. 

2. Thermal Screens- These screens are made of clear translucent materials which prevents heat from rising above and traps the warm air below the greenhouse where the plants are located.

3. Base Cladding- This traps heat with the use of polystyrene panels installed at the base of the greenhouse. This is placed in the space between the greenhouse and the ground and prevents heat from going out

4. Double Glazing- The most efficient and expensive way to insulate your greenhouse that is built at the same time the greenhouse is built.

-Jeanne M.

Hygiene and Birds (including Great Tits)

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 08:05

There is no effective cure for avian pox. Aside from cleaning our pets cages, we must also disinfect it and avoid dust particles from transferring from one cage to another. Vaccination and revaccination can be a great defense too.

You can also use this solution that I learned from a veterinarian.

Create a stock solution by adding 30 to 45 mL/L (4 to 6 oz/gallon) iodine disinfectant to water. Then add the stock solution to the water line through a medicator at a concentration of 8 mL/L (1 oz/gallon) drinking water.

This can help aid in saving our pets lives.

-Jeanne M.

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