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Choosing Fruits and Herbs; Selecting Seeds for Food Shortages

When you’re choosing your seeds it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the profusion of seed catalogs

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What Vegetables Should I Plant for a Food Shortage?

It’s a good idea to plant a variety of colorful vegetables that are relatively easy to grow, prolific, and easy to store.

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How Do I Operate a Greenhouse When an Emergency Occurs?

Emergencies that can trigger food shortages can come in a multitude of forms

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How Do I Set Up a Greenhouse for Food Emergencies?

Here in the US, we don’t really spend time imagining serious food shortages affecting our daily life

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How Can I Prepare for Food Shortages?

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. 

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What Food Shortages Are Upcoming?

In 2022, a wide variety of products are increasingly difficult to find

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Hunger or War: What Comes First?

It has become a seldom-examined truism that global food crises don’t really exist

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Aren’t There Solutions to Food Shortages?

For the average US consumer contemplating the specter of a significant food shortage affecting their life, it’s understandable to be somewhat indifferent.

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Food Shortages, isn’t it Just a Problem of Distribution and Access?

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. 

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Are Food Shortages Really a Problem in the US?

Could food production or packaging companies shut down?

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The Growing Value of Building New Greenhouses at State Prisons

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.

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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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