Learn about greenhouses, ponds, farming, agriculture, & more.
When you’re choosing your seeds it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the profusion of seed catalogs
It’s a good idea to plant a variety of colorful vegetables that are relatively easy to grow, prolific, and easy to store.
Emergencies that can trigger food shortages can come in a multitude of forms
Here in the US, we don’t really spend time imagining serious food shortages affecting our daily life
When preparing for food shortages, it’s important to define whether you’re considering a short (no more than a few days) or long (perhaps months) period of shortage.
In 2022, a wide variety of products are increasingly difficult to find
It has become a seldom-examined truism that global food crises don’t really exist
For the average US consumer contemplating the specter of a significant food shortage affecting their life, it’s understandable to be somewhat indifferent.
It’s comforting to think that the specter of serious food shortages will fade as the risks from COVID diminish over time, but that’s wishful thinking.
Could food production or packaging companies shut down?
State prisons across the country are focusing on ways to improve and reform the correctional experience, both for the benefit of the prison population and the community around each facility.
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.
Earning a profit from agricultural or horticultural products requires more than just an efficient and affordable greenhouse.
Flexible greenhouse covers are often referred to with the general term of “poly film”. Not all covers are made from polyethylene materials.
It’s a common misconception that commercial greenhouses require rigid panels or glass glazing rather than more durable, flexible coverings.
Commercial growing operations rarely revolve around just one greenhouse; no matter how big it is or how valuable the plants.
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.
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.
Profit margins are very thin in the greenhouse world, regardless of the specific products or growing methods.
Most of the material on the topic of geothermal greenhouse design, focuses solely on building new structures from scratch.
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.
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.
Air geothermal systems can use both dry wells and underground lakes and springs to supply heat, as do water systems.
Geothermal equipment is based around the stable temperature of buried earth or water, but it’s a little more complicated than that.
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.