This is the first book you should read if you're thinking of owning or running a backyard greenhouse because it gives you the practical nuts and bolts of running a greenhouse. It's also the perfect study material before you purchase a backyard greenhouse. If you're not satisfied with how your greenhouse is running this ebook answers the specific questions of heating and cooling to ensure you're running it properly because Green gives you all the practical formula and tips for making the right growing decisions..
A greenhouse veteran of 25 years on his own operation, Doug Green shows you the real numbers of heating and keeping greenhouses cool. With the details of what plants need and the formula for making sure your heating and ventilation requirements are perfectly matched to your greenhouse. And he's one of the few growers to have had commercial sized solar greenhouses and passes these hard lessons about heating and growing on to readers.
For example, your home greenhouse wants 2-3 full air exchanges every hour in the winter but your system has to be able to move 1 full exchange very minute in the summer. Doug gives you the size of roof vents and fans to accomplish this.
And Green has that knack of explaining complex things in simple ways. For example, he points out that growing in a greenhouse is simply growing, "in a big container" and all the rules of container gardening apply rather than normal gardening rules. So if you know how to container garden, you know how to grow in a greenhouse.
This ebook will help you make informed decisions, save money and have a better garden.
Doug Green is an award-winning garden author, author of 8 dead-tree books, and a 30-year veteran nurseryman growing thousands of species of specialist plants. He now owns and writes almost exclusively for 8 websites delivering over a million pages of gardening articles a month aimed at helping beginners garden better. A brand new garden and semi-retired lifestyle allows him time to garden and spend time sailing along with his writing. Insanely proud father of four and partner to a lovely woman who believes heirloom vegetables are the only true vegetables worth growing.read more