Posts Tagged ‘fresh vegetables’

Solar Gem Backyard Garden

My Solar Gem Backyard Garden began with a Solar Gem Greenhouse. The first thing I decided when choosing a Solar Gem Greenhouse was how much growing space I would need. I kept in mind, that a greenhouse is a long-term investment.  My Solar Gem Greenhouse has ample room for growing in the years ahead.  My […]

Gig Harbor Academy installs a Solar Gem Greenhouse

We are so excited that Gig Harbor Academy now has a 15 foot Solar Gem Greenhouse. The kids will learn all about gardening and eating food they have grown.  Solar Gem Greenhouses is so excited to be a part of their learning experience. GHA funded their purchase by their spring auction donations and the generosity […]

Turkeys in the Greenhouse

Greenhouse Growing and soil care

You’ll be amazed by the many uses of a Solar Gem backyard greenhouse. Not only can you use it to grow crops in cold weather to extend the growing season, you can also use it to provide food and shelter for poultry and livestock. (photo by M. Howe, a Solar Gem owner) Another benefit of […]

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A July 4th reflection: American self-reliance

From the pilgrims, to Colonial times, to the clarion call of “Manifest Destiny” in our push across the untamed west, American self-reliance has been a proudly defining trait of our nation’s forebears. Today, with financial, climatological, political, and security uncertainties abounding, that spirit of “improvise, adapt, and overcome” has returned in spades. Strength and preparation […]

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Health benefits of backyard vegetables!

Mom was right after all. Vegetables ARE the elixir for much that ails us, much that our body needs for health and balance, and much that our body requires to fight off disease and aging. The health benefits of home grown, backyard vegetables just can’t be ignored. Remember how you stared at your dinner plate […]

How to kill snails and slugs (the bane of a gardener’s existence!)

Few things are more exasperating, and deflating, then to lovingly toil at cultivating your favorite vegetables or flowers in your backyard garden, only to then have your harvest ravaged by legions of uninvited slimy vermin with voracious appetites who are seemingly always on the prowl for a delectable meal at your expense. Ahhhhh, but fear […]

More people are saying “NO” to Genetically Modified Foods

With opponents conjuring up images akin to the Frankenstein monster of Mary Shelley’s famous novel, genetically modified foods, and other worrisome trends with our food supply, are sending droves of health conscious consumers to grow their own edibles through backyard greenhouse gardening. Genetically Modified Foods According to the online food advocacy site Bad Seed, “Genetically […]

Surprising Container Grown Vegetables

It’s early January and, as usual, we’re getting inundated with seed catalogs.  We get great enjoyment from browsing the latest offerings of seeds and plants, planning our upcoming garden, and dreaming about the warmer weather and bushels and bushels of fresh produce we’ll grow and harvest.  As in past years, there are a few new […]

Everyone Should Try Growing Radishes In Winter

Radishes are usually thought of as one of the first crops to produce in the spring, but have you ever considered growing radishes in winter? If you own a Solar Gem Greenhouse, you can be growing radishes throughout the winter months without much effort. The key is making sure they get enough sunlight and maintaining […]