Posts Tagged ‘urban 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. […]

Blueberry Bushes

It is time to trim your blueberry bushes. I found this short article. Q.Several of our blueberry bushes petered out last year even though they produced bucketloads of fruit in past years. What could be wrong? A. If a late frost didn’t kill the buds, the bushes may be suffering from too much bounty and too […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Family enjoying their solar gem greenhouse

School is back in. Let’s teach kids to garden!

It isn’t a big secret that the education of our children has greatly evolved over time; the incorporation of computers and IPad’s as aids to learning, keeping up with the latest technology, teaching about new discoveries and cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, while never forgetting the importance of reading, writing, and arithmetic. It’s the basics which used […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Choose A Greenhouse

For almost 25 years now, Solar Gem Greenhouses has been chatting with first time greenhouse owners about exactly how to choose a greenhouse and exactly which of our top-quality backyard greenhouses will best suit their gardening needs. The process often involves helping each of them to make a sound decision concerning the size and placement […]