Two Small Greenhouses
The first greenhouse was built almost entirely from recycled materials. The second greenhouse is a hoophouse, a plastic tent-like building built over a simple metal frame.
Interplanting is the process of scattering and mixing plants rather than grouping crops together in rows. This seems to confuse bugs by keeping the scents diluted. A "bird patrol," or birdhouses placed all around the yard, invite birds, which feed on the bugs.
The plastic skin of the greenhouse itself can be covered with an adjustable shade cloth as needed.
Architecturally Designed Greenhouse
Tour a greenhouse that was architecturally designed and built to blend in seamlessly with the owner's house.
A Guide to Greenhouse Features and Gadgets
Enhance the functionality of your greenhouse with these hard-working accessories and tools.
Soil Mix for Greenhouses
Learn about soil secrets for a successful greenhouse.
Getting a new Greenhouse Ready
The basics of planning for a greenhouse explained
Tips for Organizing a Greenhouse
Greenhouse gardeners will find these tips helpful.
New building materials allow a portable greenhouse to be set up in minutes.
Learn about propagating, or reproducing, plants from seeds, then get some tips for using containers to start the tender seeds.
Tips for Putting Together a Garden Workshop
This guide serves as a starting point for designing the ultimate backyard gardening workshop.
Working With Reclaimed Building Materials
Learn how to refurbish old materials for use in future projects.
Copper Garden Border
Learn how to edge garden beds with copper tubing. It's a hip departure from run-of-the-mill wire edging, and the copper takes on a beautiful patina as it's exposed to the elements.
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