Green House Plans

May 19, 2014

If you have a Green House Plans to show you How to Build a Green House, are you willing to give it a try?Never dreamed to have a greenhouse in your backyard without spending too much money? I bet you did. and You may wished you can build your own greenhouse. People around may say it’s not as easy as just hammering some wood and plastic together, you need to take into account lot of things such as materials, dimensions, ventilation, heating, positioning and irrigation just to name a few thing. Yes, that’s true. But how about if you have a very detailed and easy to follow step-by-step green house plans to start with your project? Sounds Great, right? I can see your smile on face.

Luckily for you, Bill Keene has many years of experience in building commercial greenhouses, he has created an easy to follow guide to building your own perfect greenhouse. It doesn’t matter if you are a master carpenter or a total beginner, if you require a big or small greenhouse, or if you have a big or small budget.

You don’t need any fancy tools to start your project when follow Bill Keene’s plan. His plan is designed for using basic tools like a handsaw, hammer, drill etc can build our greenhouses. He makes it very easy to follow with lots of cross-sectional diagrams that include exact dimensions and required materials.

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The Green House Plans Bill Keene wrote have full color step-by-step scale to follow, you will find plans such as how to build a good sized, sturdy and attractive Victorian style greenhouse perfect for a backyard garden or for you own small organic vegetable and fruit farm; How to build a medium sized lean-to greenhouse that you can easily fit against any existing wall to save on space and materials; How to build a large hoop or arch greenhouse out of PVC piping, and how to build a small greenhouse grow rack that you can fit in even the smallest of backyards.

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Hardening Vegetable Seedlings

The Victoria long weekend is coming soon in Canada, usually it’s the time to transplant all your indoor seedlings to the garden. You may have been putting the time and effort into seedling your favorite vegetable plants indoors under lights and now it’s time to transplant them into the garden.

But before doing that, you have to make sure the young tender plants can still thrive in the hasher outdoor environment, especially for those sensitive plants, such as cucumbers. There is a process called hardening can help these tender plants slowly adapt to the more intense light, winds and temperature variations.

The Hardening process is simple. I usually start to bring my vegetable seedlings outdoors two weeks ahead before transplanting. Start with two or three hours at a time during the day at a shady place, and bring them indoors during night. Continue this for three days, then increasing lengths of time up to 10 hours a day, and gradually leave the plants outside all day to get used to the sunshine, wind, rain, and other outdoor conditions. In addition to gradually exposing your vegetable plants to the outdoor environment, you should also slightly reduce the amount of water and fertilizer that used indoor. By the end of two weeks of hardening process, you’ll have healthy and stronger plants that can comfortably stay an entire day and night outside, and they are ready for the transplanting.

Transplanting process should be done on a cloudy day or in the late afternoon to give the plants time to adjust to their new environment. Dig a hole in the new pot or garden that is deep enough to contain your vegetable plant’s roots. Transfer the seedlings to the hole and pack the soil around the roots, leaving the soil loose near the top and water. When transplanting, pay more attention to the cucumber’s roots, they are tender and easy to break. You might have bitter cucumbers later when the root system gets hurt. Watering regular after transplanting, if it’s possible, transplant your plants before the rain coming. It will help the young roots adapt the soil condition quickly.


Cucumber Seeding

March 14, 2014

My cucumber seeds germination test has been very successful. Three of them have sprouts and two have broken the coats on the tips after soaked in damp paper towel for about 5 days. I am pretty excited. I planted them all in a pot with potting mix soil; three came out with their tender leaves, and have no sign for the other two, may just need a little bit longer time, let’s see.

Now I soaked all my 40 cucumber seeds in the same way, put all seeds in damp paper towel and sealed in the zip plastic bag, and put in a warm place, hopefully will see the emerge in about 5 days. I will update here for my result.


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