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Maintenance Tips to Control Commercial Greenhouse Operation Costs

It’s not enough to simply put together a great greenhouse and then turn a steady profit from it year after year with no further work. 

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Profitable Growing Systems for Inside a Commercial Greenhouse

Earning a profit from agricultural or horticultural products requires more than just an efficient and affordable greenhouse. 

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Selecting the Right Greenhouse Film for Commercial Greenhouses

Flexible greenhouse covers are often referred to with the general term of “poly film”. Not all covers are made from polyethylene materials. 

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Greenhouse Covers vs Rigid Panels vs Glass for Commercial Greenhouses

It’s a common misconception that commercial greenhouses require rigid panels or glass glazing rather than more durable, flexible coverings.

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Headhouses, Production Space, and Propagation Houses For Commercial Greenhouse Growing

Commercial growing operations rarely revolve around just one greenhouse; no matter how big it is or how valuable the plants. 

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Why Greenhouse Kits Aren’t Always a Good Choice

When aiming to start a new agricultural business or expand your existing operation as quickly as possible, it may be tempting to pick up a complete greenhouse kit for fast turnaround. 

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Choosing What to Grow in a Commercial Greenhouse

Since the lowest safe temperature and median temperature will vary greatly depending on what you’re growing, it’s best to start your commercial greenhouse plans with a general idea of what you’ll cultivate. 

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The Major Losses of Profit in a Commercial Greenhouse

Profit margins are very thin in the greenhouse world, regardless of the specific products or growing methods.

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Converting an Existing Greenhouse to Geothermal Heating

Most of the material on the topic of geothermal greenhouse design, focuses solely on building new structures from scratch.

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Film vs Glass for Geothermal Greenhouses

There’s a common misconception that you’ll need either a completely buried or glass greenhouse to take advantage of geothermal heating, especially passive modes. 

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Greenhouse Designs for Maximizing Geothermal Heating

It’s not enough to select the right kind of geothermal heating system, distribution method, and heating load and automatically get good results from the equipment. 

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Water vs Air Geothermal Systems for Greenhouses

Air geothermal systems can use both dry wells and underground lakes and springs to supply heat, as do water systems. 

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How Does Geothermal Heating Work in a Greenhouse?

Geothermal equipment is based around the stable temperature of buried earth or water, but it’s a little more complicated than that. 

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Why Geothermal Heating for Greenhouses?

Before you undertake the research need to design a cutting-edge sustainable heating system for a greenhouse, you should explore why it’s a valuable technique in the first place. 

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Preparing your Greenhouse for Spring

Getting seedlings off to a good start in spring means providing them with the best possible growing environment.

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Greenhouse Growing Guide: Zucchini, Cucumbers

Cucumbers and zucchinis are both easily grown in home greenhouse conditions.

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Greenhouse Growing Guide: Squash and Potatoes

Squash and potatoes can both be grown on a year-round basis in your home greenhouse. 

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Greenhouse Growing Guide: Citrus

Citrus trees such as oranges, lemons, and limes are generally quite easy to grow in greenhouse environments and offer a great way to enjoy the freshest possible fruit. 

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Greenhouse Growing Guide: Peppers

Native to Mexico and genetically adapted to dry, warm conditions, pepper plants like it hot and sunny. 

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Greenhouse Growing Guide: Tomatoes

How do you grow tomatoes in your greenhouse? What about watering times? Learn everything you need here.

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Watering and Heating Your Greenhouse

If you're going to be using your greenhouse during winter in a cold-climate area, you'll undoubtedly need to have a heating system in place.

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Regulating Temperature and Airflow in Your Greenhouse

Proper airflow is essential for healthy, thriving plants.

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Planning Your Greenhouse: Part II

Once you've determined the basics listed above, it's time to get started on building your greenhouse. 

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Planning Your Greenhouse: Part I

The first step in planning your greenhouse is to determine the best site on your property for the structure.

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Benefits of a Greenhouse: Part III

Few things are more disappointing than pleasantly anticipating the first fresh salad of the season only to find that garden pests or local wildlife had the same idea when you go out to harvest.

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