We're going to build a greenhouse from a kit in the garden, around 16 sq meters (around 170 sq feet) in size, probably rectangular and with a regular peaked roof. It will be used mostly for herbs and vegetables, and starting the garden plants in the spring. We haven't owned a greenhouse before, so we need some assistance with the different design decisions: [more inside]
I'd like to better understand the climate impact of flying, as someone who flies quite a lot but in a rather unusual manner. [more inside]
Sandy destroyed my little greenhouse. Can you help me use what's left to build new shelters for my seedlings? [more inside]
Please help me make the most out of my tiny new greenhouse. Tips on growing, stretching the seasons, maintenance, record-keeping and other garden matters are welcome. [more inside]
I wanted to try my hand at building a garbage enclosure (something like this) and also a mini greenhouse. Does anyone have any resources to help me get started. I can have a stab at it using the pictures but turning these into actual plans (especially types and sizes of lumber) is more of a stretch. [more inside]
I have the urge to build a small terrarium but have had little luck finding plants the right size in Savannah, GA. Where can I find small houseplants in the Savannah area? [more inside]
Please tell me everything I need to know if I want a green house... [more inside]
Our school in Salt Lake City is fundraising to build a greenhouse - what should we consider related to the actual construction/type of greenhouse? [more inside]
I heard some hippie-type on the NPR radio complaining that natural gas gives off those awful CO2 emissions that cause the greenhouse effect, Ozone layer, etc. Now excuse me for not watching that Al Gore movie, but this struck me as odd... ... isn't Natural Gas how most of the homes in upper North America are heated during the winter, every winter? Does Home Heating create even more "greenhouse gases" that cars do, is there a ratio somewhere? (homes 24% cars 15%)? Because we can greenly ride a bicycle to work, but we ain't gonna stop heating our homes ?!?!?????
I want to build a giant (20x20) greenhouse. What things should I keep in mind? Do you have any good books or websites to recommend? [more inside]
Where can I obtain a floor-mounted overhead frame to allow me to hang things overhead in my room? [more inside]
Septic system question! How important is the last eighteen inches of pipe to the system's continued functioning? And can I grow crops there? [more inside]
I've got a 4-shelf indoor greenhouse. Questions about lighting inside. [more inside]
I have an uninsulated sunroom that gets pretty chilly in the winter, and want to make it so that it is at least room temp. and can be used for plants (without breaking the bank). Any ideas? [more inside]
I've inherited a greenhouse and it is full of cactuses and succulents. I would very much like to keep them alive and healthy but I do not know where to begin! How can I become a cactus caretaker? [more inside]
Given that, say, 100kg of fossil fuel is used in the making of a certain consumer product, I am interested in knowing - roughly - how much greenhouse gas emissions this might produce. Anyone know off-hand? [more inside]
What are your best tips for a new greenhouse owner? [more inside]
would my window sill plants benefit from enclosing them and ramping up co2 levels? [more inside]
How would you recommend repairing a heavy plastic (clear tarp like material with what appears to be fiberglass threads in it for strength) green house flexible cover. After about 10 years of use in the cold region of upper Michigan, my wife’s portable greenhouse (door and a few areas along the metal framing) are worn and starting to rip apart. I’ve tried the tried and true “duct tape” and clear plastic vinyl to patch the rips and it only lasted one year. I’d love to get another 5-7 years out of the greenhouse and wouldn’t mind spending up to $100.00 to repair it. Any ideas or suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Thanks in advance….
How many trees do I have to plant to offset commercial airflight? [more inside]
Solar-powered and/or hydroponic apartment gardening: have you done it or something like it? Do you like or dislike any commercial solar kits or hydroponics kits, or suppliers of seeds & equipment for container gardening? [more inside]
What are the Big Ideas for combating global warming? Who is proposing them? Which do you find most plausible? [more inside]
Can anyone give me a good intro to drip irrigation? I'm fairly used to sprinklers, but I've heard good things about drip lines, and I'm wondering whether it's worth trying to switch over. [more inside]
Any tips on how to make Sensitive Plants (the fern-like ones that close their leaves when you touch them) thrive? I can usually keep them pretty happy for a few months, but they gradually become more and more unresponsive and eventually die. I'm in Southern California and will be moving to a new place with a greenhouse, and am fairly ignorant in the ways of plant-tending. Another question, just for sucking as much possible information out of this as possible: Anyone have any indoor plants they really like? If so, how do you make *those* thrive?