Comprehensive coverage of passive solar greenhouse design including material selection, building methods and how to store thermal energy using a variety of simple and innovative strategies. Over a dozen case studies provide real-life inspiration, capped off with how-to guidance for building a durable, energy-efficient greenhouse. Variations include underground and aquaponic greenhouses and integrating solar panels to grow off-grid, year-round.
Published by: New Society Publishers | Publication date: 10/24/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 331 pages
WINNER in the 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards in Home and Garden!! FINALIST in the 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards in Green Living!If you have ever dreamed of growing your own vegetables and flowers year-round in a passive solar greenhouse, this is a book you will be interested in. The greenhouse described in this book provides the owners, neighbors, friends, and family with an amazing abundance of vegetables in all four seasons. Ted’s Greenhouse describes the process of building this 484 square foot passive solar polycarbonate greenhouse from the foundation to the finish. Included are chapters on passive solar design, siting the building, permits for the building, cost considerations, materials, and greenhouse coverings, with a special emphasis on the polycarbonate that is used to sheathe this building. A complete set of building plans is included, along with a description of the building process, step by step. While the book does describe one specific design, the plans could be adjusted to fit various budgets and situations. Also covered is information on how to use the greenhouse for plants. Chapters on soil, experiences with a variety of plants, pests and diseases, and how to heat and cool the greenhouse are included. The addendum adds reviews of various products that have been tried in this greenhouse, and resources that are available to the greenhouse grower. There is a materials list and a cost breakdown. Ted’s Greenhouse is an elegant, functional building that will add joy to your life and beauty to your property.
Publication date: 01/19/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 106 pages
Greenhouses: An Introduction to Winter Gardening (greenhouse, perennial, permaculture, agriculture, garden design, house plants, planting)
Learn The Basics of Winter Gardening and Grow Food Year Round!!***Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited - Download Now!***What is Greenhouse Gardening? How can it help you grow more food? What advantages are to be gained from growing food in a greenhouse versus other methods?When you download Greenhouses: An Introduction to Winter Gardening, you will learn the basics of winter gardening and how a greenhouse can make it possible to grow crops year round. Backyard greenhouses are easy to set up and maintain and are not as expensive as commonly thought. Greenhouse growing not only allows you to grow food during the colder seasons, it also makes the entire gardening process easier!.How do you get started? What do you need to know about buying or building a greenhouse? Is it difficult? Is winter gardening suitable for the beginning gardener?Greenhouses: An Introduction to Winter Gardening will explain what you need to know about Winter Gardening so you can get your very own greenhouse up and running in no time. Winter Gardening is easier that you think!When you download this book, you'll also learn about What types of fruits and vegetables are suitable for winter gardening, what you’ll need in order to get started,how a greenhouse works, the advantages they provide- and much, much more! Download Greenhouses: An Introduction to Winter Gardening now, and start your adventure in Winter Gardening today!Scroll to the top and select the "BUY" button for instant download.
Publication date: 09/05/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 74 pages
The Earth-Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book is the first to promote the benefits of both passive solar energy and earth sheltering in greenhouse design. This combination results in greenhouses which need no additional heating. The captured sun s energy and that which is stored in the earth is enough for successful year round harvest. Gone are costly heating bills. Gone is the squander of non-renewable energy resources. This is because above-ground greenhouses get natural heat at night from only one side, the floor. They lose heat from the other five sides. The properly designed earth-sheltered greenhouse is naturally warmed at night -- and in the winter -- from five sides and loses heat from only one. The ratio is exactly reversed. This book has it all. It takes you step by step through the construction of an inexpensive greenhouse which may be built with either newly purchased or salvaged building materials for pennies on the dollar. It explains the author s unique Post/Shoring/Polyethylene construction methods and design techniques which Countryside Magazine called Revolutionary... innovative and ingenious...a totally different concept. In its way it is both as simple and as amazingly ingenious as a paperclip. The book deals heavily with design so that you may custom build your own greenhouse perfect for your particular climate and needs. It tells you how to use gravity to warm your winter plants; how to effectively capture and store the sun s heat; how to make up for poor sunlight free of cost; how to automatically vent without power; how to choose the best glazing for your project; where to find free building materials; when to use heat tubes and when not to; how to use a root cellar in tandem with the greenhouse; where to use insulation with wonderful effect (and where to absolutely avoid it); how to deal with plant pests organically; what animals should be living in your greenhouse; and hundreds of more tips. The Earth-Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book has 230 pages with nearly 200 illustrations, photos, diagrams, lists, charts and drawings. It contains all the information you need to free you from the pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, waxed, and E-coli laden, genetically modified and irradiated supermarket produce.
Published by: Mole Publishing | Publication date: 02/05/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses, Updated 2nd Edition (Black & Decker Complete Guide)
BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses contains building plans, information, and tips to help you build and run your own greenhouse from the ground up. Laser-focused on building greenhouses for the home gardener, it's the most complete title on DIY greenhouses you'll find anywhere. Featuring full-color step-by-step photos and comprehensive how-to instructions, the book features full plans for structures that are designed to extend the gardening season. From ornate, Victorian style greenhouses to basic cold frames, you're sure to find a project that meets your needs and fits your space. In this new edition, you'll find several new plans to expand the range of options, including a geodesic-dome greenhouse, a custom greenhouse with a fieldstone foundation, more kit greenhouses, and even a super-efficient greenhouse built completely from upcycled building materials- the greenest greenhouse you'll find!BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses gives an updated look at new materials and products, along with tips for siting and orienting, helps you make good design choices. Complete sections on heaters, ventilation and watering systems show you how to set up and operate your greenhouse for maximum benefit. Building a greenhouse, even a relatively complex "stick-built" style is a surprisingly easy DIY project and one that is sure to delight any gardener in your family.
Published by: Cool Springs Press | Publication date: 05/01/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow techniques. Covering everything from selecting a site to glazing glass, Marshall includes tips on laying a foundation, construction materials, ventilation, and much more. Whether your goal is to stretch the growing season or create a lush space for a year-round hot tub, you can build the greenhouse of your dreams.
Published by: Storey Publishing, LLC | Publication date: 04/15/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 265 pages
A solar-heated pit greenhouse combines the energy-conserving features of the traditional pit greenhouse with newer techniques and materials used in standard heated greenhouses. The result is a simple, inexpensive structure that blends into its environment and needs little or no heat from any source other than the sun. Greg Stone’s simple, illustrated, step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to design, site, and build your own solar-heated pit greenhouse from start to finish.
Published by: Storey Publishing, LLC | Publication date: 01/11/1997Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 31 pages
Greenhouse : Greenhouse for Beginners: The Layman's Guide to Greenhouse Construction, Plans & Gardening (Greenhouse, Greenhouse for Beginners, Greenhouse ... Greenhouse Construction, Greenhouse Plans)
Learn A-Z of Greenhouse and build your own dream Greenhouse very inexpensivelyToday only, get this Amazon eBook for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $4.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.You’re about to discover the basics of Greenhouse, its plans, accessories, budget and step by step guidance to build it without spending huge money.Whatever your doubts or assumptions about greenhouses, why not set those aside for just a few moments and consider the information in this book? We're going to cover what a greenhouse actually is and later explain all the many details involved in maintaining one and find that you know more about their function you may be pleasantly surprised at how easy they are to maintain and how enjoyable of a hobby they actually are!Learn the A-Z’s of greenhouse growing! It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice at greenhouse growing or an experience grower, you’re sure to learn something new in this comprehensive and thorough guide written by Stuart Pearse. In this comprehensive guide titled “Greenhouse” you can expect to learn,•The basics of greenhouse growing and how to maintain a garden all year round. •Learn how to build your very own greenhouse garden on a limited budget. •You’ll also learn useful things such as how to cross-pollinate your plants. •Learn all you need to know to turn your greenhouse into a thriving organic garden.•Receive suggestions on ways to make money from your greenhouse garden.This step-by-step guide from building to growing your own sustainable year-round greenhouse garden is the only book you need for getting started quickly and inexpensively. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...
- Just what is a Greenhouse?
- Before You Begin Shopping
- Construction Materials for Greenhouses
- Getting Started
- How to Cross-Pollinate
- Indoor Gardening Tips
- Trying Hydroponics & Going Organic
- Making Money from Your Greenhouse
- Your New Greenhouse in 10 Easy Steps and much more!
Publication date: 11/21/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 84 pages