All About Greenhouses (Ortho's All About Series)

Overview

Whether you want indoor space for orchids and blooming tropicals or a year-round site to grow vegetables and cut flowers, you'll discover a whole new world of gardening in a greenhouse with this book in hand. It provides plans and building tips, advice on kits and equipment, and proven growing techniques. It's the complete guide to creating and using your indoor paradise.

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Overview

Whether you want indoor space for orchids and blooming tropicals or a year-round site to grow vegetables and cut flowers, you'll discover a whole new world of gardening in a greenhouse with this book in hand. It provides plans and building tips, advice on kits and equipment, and proven growing techniques. It's the complete guide to creating and using your indoor paradise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897214636
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/15/2001
  • Series: Ortho's All about Ser.
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 554,066
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

CHOOSING THE RIGHT GREENHOUSE
How a Greenhouse Works
Finding the Sunniest Spot in Your Yard
Attached Greenhouses
Freestanding Greenhouses
Greenhouse Styles
Kit Greenhouses or Custom Plans
CONSTRUCTION BASICS
Greenhouse Foundations
Plumbing and Wiring
Framing and Flooring
Greenhouse Coverings
Heating and Insulation
Cooling
GREENHOUSE PLANS
Cold Frames and Hotbeds
Hoop Greenhouse
Classic A-Frame Greenhouse
Gothic-Arch Greenhouse
Modified A-Frame Greenhouse
Sun-Pit Greenhouse
Barn-Style Greenhouse
Slant-Sided Barn-Style Greenhouse
Attached Lean-To Greenhouse
Attached Angled-Wall Greenhouse
Attached Solar Greenhouse
Working with Kits
BENCHES AND EQUIPMENT
Building Benches
Potting Areas, Seed Starters, Mist Systems
Tools and Supplies
Watering Systems
Fertilizing Systems
MANAGING THE GREENHOUSE
Managing Temperature
Managing Light and Humidity
Good Cultural Practices
Solving Cultural Problems
Solving Pest Problems
Solving Disease Problems
Using Pesticides
Greenhouse Management Calendar
GROWING PROJECTS
Making More Plants
Growing Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs
Plant Groups for Greenhouse Growing
Master Projects
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