Apr
01
2013

How to Protect Spring Garden Plantings From the Frost

Now that spring has sprung, folks are itching to get their plants started for the outdoor season. An important thing to remember is to make sure to protect your young seedlings from that last unexpected frost. If it is still winter by you, some of these tips might help! Frost protection can be achieved a number of ways. The first, and often times easiest option, is to simply move the plants to a warmer place, either inside or otherwise. If … Continue Reading

Apr
01
2013

Greenhouse Films and Fabrics for Home Gardening

It’s greenhouse season, and many people are just beginning to consider what kind of structure they’d like, and what kind of materials they should use. When most of us think about greenhouses, we imagine those iconic Dutch glass structures. Glass lets in nearly 100% of the light (Light-transmission) and looks beautiful, but has many disadvantages compared to other greenhouse materials. Glass is expensive, heavy, fragile, and difficult to install. Single-pane glass is a terrible insulator, and can be very expensive to heat … Continue Reading