While continuing to plan an AP installation, I've also been doing some study of vegetables and nutrient content. An issue related to the quality of nutrients in vegetables is the quality of the soil…Continue
"Before this descends into a debate about whether Rimol's got good products or support, can I ask whether people have preferences for attaching using wiggle wire vs. plastic battons?
The battons are obviously cheaper, but I wonder if they…"
"There's a lot that you can find used on craigslist. If you can find one that's already taken down (or the owners are willing to do so for a fee) you can often get a really great deal.
Other than that most people go with FarmTek or…"
We're assisting a client who is planning a 24 by 50 foot educational greenhouse facility. This will be an institutional grade project. We are seeking manufacturers who offer preengineered package greenhouses or greenhouse components who may have an interest in the project. If you know of same, please let us know.See More
"You'll want to use a breathable paint that does not trap moisture. Most exterior latex paints meet this requirement. Low-odor/low-VOC formulations have fewer volatile constituents with the potential for outgassing that could affect plants or…"
"Wood mulch would be a great place for all kinds of bugs to breed inside your greenhouse. I'd stay with the bare concrete slab. Perhaps seal the cracks with an epoxy concrete crack repair sealant. Consider an epoxy coating if maintaining a clean…"
"I read through the documentation on the Vi-Aqua website. The first thing I noticed was the unusual number of spelling and grammatical errors that would not be expected from a university-based organization. Second, all of the research citations were…"
While continuing to plan an AP installation, I've also been doing some study of vegetables and nutrient content. An issue related to the quality of nutrients in vegetables is the quality of the soil in which they are grown. Nutrient depletion is a concern that has been raised when discussing how much of what vitamins and other phytonutrients the vegetables available in conventional grocery stores in the US really have. Increasingly convincing arguments appear that address how important the…See More
"Update: Progress: We've purchased an existing house in the development. Architectural committee is good with the sketches I've shown of the cart garage-to-greenhouse conversion. Next will be getting the building code official…"
"I love this forum! Here I am a building product researcher and I didn't think of ETFE until suggested by k edmonds. Below are a couple of links for those interested. At first glance, application of ETFE film to residential scale greeenhouses is…"
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