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Greenhouses

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  • Can You Recommend a Really Cheap Greenhouse That's Good?
    Q. Many people tout their favorite greenhouse plans as the cheapest and best. What makes the Mittleider designs better than the Hoop-House tunnel ones, or the glass paneled ones, etc.? The permanent one in the Mittleider Gardening Course would be difficult and expensive to move, wouldn't it? ...
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  • Free Greenhouse Plans - & Greenhouse Growing Instructions
    Q. Does anyone have plans for mini greenhouses that you can build and start seed in to about 3 -4 feet tall? A.  We have plans for greenhouses available free on the Foundation website.  The plans for the recommended Mittleider-style greenhouse, with a "continuous ventilator" running along...
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  • Growing Through the Winter
    A gardener asked the following question about building small greenhouses and growing in cold weather using information from the Mittleider Grow-Box Gardens book: "Since I am in zone 3 it would be very helpful if I could have the rest of the information the article referred to on "cold weather...
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  • Mini-Greenhouses to Extend your Growing Season
    Simple and Inexpensive Mini-Greenhouses for Grow-Boxes and Soil-Beds It’s not too early to begin preparing for early spring planting! By covering your Grow-Boxes or Soil-Beds with "Mini-Greenhouses" using PVC arches and greenhouse plastic, you can be in the garden with cool-weather plants by the...
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  • Simple and Inexpensive Mini-Greenhouses for Containers and Soil-Beds
    It’s not too early to begin preparing for early spring planting! By covering your containers, which we call Grow-Boxes, or Soil-Beds with “Mini-Greenhouses” using PVC arches and greenhouse plastic, you can be in the garden with cool-weather plants by the end of February or the first of...
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  • Using Greenhouses in Tropical Versus Temperate Growing Conditions
    The question has been asked whether or not the height of greenhouses should be greater in warm climates - to allow for better/more air circulation. The short answer is no. To get free plans for building several styles of greenhouses visit and join the FREE...
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  • What Direction Should I Face My Greenhouse - How About the Garden Itself
    Q. In "Grow Bed Gardening," Dr. Mittleider says, "In the nothern hemisphere, face the length of the building east and west. This gives the broadside a southern exposure and all plants get the maximum light when the days are short and the sun is farthest south."In "The Mittleider Gardening...
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  • What Kind of Greenhouse to build
    Q. Are greenhouses really worthwhile? And what kind should we build - quanset/tunnel, PVC, steel rebar, or wood, and what about heating and cooling? A. Greenhouses are an excellent way to give you between 4 and 8 weeks longer harvest period in your garden, as well as minimizing problems with...
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