How To Properly Use A Greenhouse


 

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 87 – June 1, 2018 – How To Properly Use A Greenhouse.

Question For Today’s Podcast Episode:

 

Troy asks – How do you properly use a greenhouse? I bought a small 6×8 plastic greenhouse to use. I had horrible luck. It didn’t retain any heat at night and if any sun was out, it got between 30 – 50 degrees hotter than outside and would fry my plants. I don’t know where I’m going wrong.

 

I Discuss:

  • The advantages of having a greenhouse.
  • Types of greenhouses.
  • Optimum conditions for a greenhouse.
  • Common Issues. overheating, lack of water, pests, disease.
  • Greenhouse heating.
  • Ventilation
  • Shading
  • Lighting
  • What you can and can’t do with a greenhouse.
 

Recommendations: 

 
  • Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition by Eliot Coleman – https://amzn.to/2L4dwic
 

The Homestead Life:

A segment where each episode I share something that’s better in my life because of homesteading.

 

Everyday learning from a homesteading community. When I started homesteading I joined several online homesteading communities and after a while even started one of my own, The Homestead Front Porch Facebook Group. I can’t express enough how valuable these communities have been for me. Every day I learn something new, just the other day I shared on Instagram something about finding other uses for overgrown scobys from the Kombucha I make other than putting it in the compost and I immediately got several great suggestions. 

 

The Homestead Life has made my life better because of ongoing learning and community in so many ways!

 

Harold Thornbro

Author, Blogger, Podcaster, Public Speaker, Teacher, Homesteading and Permaculture Enthusiast. If You're Looking For Me, You'll Find Me In The Garden.

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