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5 Steps to Success in a Farmers Market
Growers of all levels, from hobby gardeners to commercial producers, can often find themselves with a crop even more abundant than they had hoped for. While interest in good farmers markets has surged in recent years, so has over-saturation and competition. The number of farmers markets in the U.S. has grown from 1,755 in 1994 to more than 7,850 in 2012, according to the USDA. Yet NPR reports that 2018 saw our then 8,600+ farm markets start to fail.
8 Steps to Planning Your Best Greenhouse
The best greenhouses are the ones that are not only beautiful but are also functional and are planned with an eye towards the future. Whether you grow for pleasure or for profit, these tips can help you to get the most from your greenhouse and your investment in it! Here’s how to plan for your best greenhouse!
Poinsettia Care Plan for Reblooming
Poinsettias have become a holiday tradition, causing many people ask, “How do I care for Poinsettias year-round?” Gothic Arch Greenhouses is here to help, with Poinsettia care advice that will have your blooms recurring year after year!
10 Unique Holiday Gifts for Gardeners
Does the plant and flower lover in your life have a stockpile of planters, seed packets, and garden figurines going unused year after year? Does coming up with a unique, useful, beautiful gift for the gardener in your life seem like a daunting task? If so, we are here to help! Read more about 10 unique holiday gifts for gardeners that will make this year’s holiday shopping a snap for every budget
Winter Greenhouse Growing Tips
Greenhouses offer protection from extreme temperatures, precipitation, birds, diseases, pests, and overheating. Because of this protection, greenhouses promote healthy plant growth. However, greenhouses also offer a controlled and consistent growing environment that is optimized to your specific crops. With greenhouse environmental controls, you can automatically maintain the ideal temperature, humidity level, the watering schedule, and lighting conditions. This means that your plants are in their healthy growing “sweet spot” for longer periods of time. Prep Your Greenhouse
Growing Hemp in a Greenhouse
Greenhouses allow growers to control environmental factors surrounding their plants. Controlling temperature, lighting, humidity and other factors allows hemp to grow all year long. Typically only harvested once a year, greenhouse hemp is ready for harvest multiple times a year thanks to blackout systems.
How to Choose Between a Glass or Polycarbonate Greenhouse
If you’re ready to start a greenhouse, one of the most important decisions to make will be what to cover your greenhouse with. Both glass and polycarbonate options have advantages, but which one should you choose? Understanding the advantages of each style is a great place to start! Read below to learn whether you will benefit from a glass or polycarbonate greenhouse.
Growing Roses in a Greenhouse
Roses are as iconic as they are beautiful, so it’s no wonder that many hobby gardeners and commercial growers are intent on cultivating them. These fragrant flowers have been fixtures throughout history—from the Bible to the works of Shakespeare and even the White House Rose Garden, where they are celebrated as the national flower of the United States. If you want to try your hand at growing roses in a greenhouse, this article will take you step-by-step through the process.
Protecting Your Greenhouse Plants in Winter
As the weather turns colder, you may be wondering what steps you can take to protect your greenhouse plants from frost, and other harsh winter conditions. Greenhouses are ideal for controlling the growing environment year round. The types of coverings you use, equipment in place, and insulation all play a role in maintaining your greenhouse temperature. Read below to learn more about protecting your greenhouse plants during the cold winter months.
Drip Irrigation Systems vs. Flood Irrigation Systems
Ensuring your plants get enough water and nutrients is an essential part of greenhouse production. Multiple irrigation systems are available, ranging from simple, such as watering by hand, to more sophisticated computer-based irrigation control systems. This article will more closely examine the benefits of drip irrigation and flood irrigation systems for greenhouses.