Posts Tagged ‘organic gardening’

Start Planting

Start Planting February Gardening I found this article from  “BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN” Start Planting GIVE YOUR PLANTS ROOM TO GROW.It’s time to start planting — inside and out. What should you be tucking into soil? Bare-root stock. This includes fruit trees, shrubs, roses, berries, and grapes. Along the coast, plant at any point this month. […]

Diatomaceous Earth

We came across this great article. 40+ Amazing Diatomaceous Earth Uses For Health, Home And Garden By Joan Clark Diatomaceous earth is made up of fossils of tiny algae-like organisms called diatoms. It is a soft white powder made of 80 to 90 percent silica. Unlike many silica sources, the silica found in diatomaceous earth is […]

Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening KALE is one of the most popular winter vegetables in winter gardening.  It’s hardy and can be used as tender sprouts or fully mature growths. Spinach is a vegetable that can be great for winter gardening a cut and repeat crop.  You can harvest it almost all year long, even in winter!  You […]

Greenhouses delivered!

Our products are ALL AMERICAN…materials, labor, and know-how…and are designed to perform like no others can, for decades! Our top quality fiberglass greenhouses offer the best heat retention in winter, the best interior light diffusion and dispersal for optimal growing, virtually no maintenance ever, greenhouse longevity that others can only dream of, and an industry […]

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 […]

Rain leaks in my greenhouse

It’s raining in my greenhouse, HELP!

This time of year in the PNW can be rather daunting when it comes to greenhouse growing. I just spoke with a customer who called with the phrase above.  As we all know, once the sunny days of September pass, we start to experience a bit of rain. Well, maybe a bit more than a bit! […]

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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 […]

Backyard Gardening (and California’s drought)

It seems that with every ominous new story of climatological catastrophe in California, the critical importance and future of backyard gardening gets a little clearer. What was once a quaint hobby for many is now taking on far greater significance, and grabbing ever more headlines, as people across North America (indeed, the globe) are taking […]

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 […]