Friday, November 17, 2017

Ventilating a Homemade Polyfilm Greenhouse

Ventilating a Homemade Polyfilm Greenhouse 

  Are you building a homemade polyfim greenhouse, but are unsure about how to ventilate it? Here are a couple of solutions for you. You can see that this greenhouse has roll up sides, an option which is readily available, but can be costly. We have 2 options available that insert directly into your polyfilm […]

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Greenhouse Heaters – Our Top Pick

Greenhouse Heaters – Our Top Pick 

Getting ready to heat your greenhouse? Well, now is the time to either check your existing heater or to purchase a new one. Our top pick, the Southern Burner natural gas or propane greenhouse heater is going to have a price increase (the first time since 2008) on November 20th. So you want to be […]

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Friday, October 20, 2017

What Tools Do You Need in Your Greenhouse?

What Tools Do You Need in Your Greenhouse? 

If you are in the process of designing or purchasing a greenhouse you probably have questions about what accessories you should purchase with the greenhouse. I get asked this a lot. Some people want to completely ignore the accessories, while others have read every article and believe they should buy everything that you can put […]

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

STILL a very happy customer!!

STILL a very happy customer!! 

I received an email yesterday with this in the subject line. STILL a very happy customer!!! Lynne and Mike were kind enough to share a few words about their tempered glass shed style attached greenhouse. They purchase their Acadian Lean To in 2007. It is always nice to hear that people are happy with their […]

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Friday, September 15, 2017

The Key To Optimal Growth in Your Greenhouse

The Key To Optimal Growth in Your Greenhouse 

This is an excellent article from our friends at Garden and Greenhouse magazine regarding the need for consistency in your greenhouse environment. In order to have the best, consistent growth it is important to have the best, consistent climate. Although I must say that I find this a little bit more on the advanced end […]

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Double Polyfilm Greenhouse

Double Polyfilm Greenhouse 

There are many benefits to polyfilm greenhouses. One thing is that some municipalities will consider this a temporary structure and will not require permits, wind and snow load ratings, etc. They are also less expensive than a rigid polycarbonate covered greenhouse. One disadvantage to this is that most of the greenhouse polyfilm found today has […]

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Friday, September 8, 2017

The Time To Prepare Your Greenhouse for Winter is NOW!

The Time To Prepare Your Greenhouse for Winter is NOW! 

Even though this picture was taken several years ago, it won’t be long before many of us will be seeing this as we look out our windows and long for summer. I know it is a few months yet, but now is the perfect time to prepare your greenhouse for winter. It is still warm […]

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Visit a Local Greenhouse During the Holiday Weekend

Visit a Local Greenhouse During the Holiday Weekend 

With the long holiday weekend upon us, there is not a better time to visit a local display greenhouse. I have several favorites. I love to go to Bellingrath Gardens in Alabama. They have a beautiful conservatory. City gardens in New Orleans also has an excellent conservatory. Even the small town of Monroe, LA has […]

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Do It Yourself Hydroponic Systems

Do It Yourself Hydroponic Systems 

This one is for all of you d-i-yers out there. This article is from our friends at Garden and Greenhouse Magazine. It discusses the different types of hydroponic systems and how to set up your own hydroponics in your hobby greenhouse. I have owned a greenhouse full of hydroponic systems, experimenting with the different types […]

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Want to Extend Your Harvest Season This Fall?

Want to Extend Your Harvest Season This Fall? 

The low tunnels or garden row covers are perfect to extend your season at the beginning and the end of the cycle. They come with a slitted cover as shown above, or with a perforated cover. They extend your harvest season by offering frost protection of 2 to 4 degrees F. To harvest, you simply […]

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Not sure how much greenhouse you need?

Not sure how much greenhouse you need? 

You have dreamed for years about owning a greenhouse. Now the time has come. What size do you get? Most people have problems making this decision. I think the best way to start is to think about how you are going to use the greenhouse. If you have plants that you are going to overwinter, […]

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Clear View Vinyl Covering

Clear View Vinyl Covering 

We are happy to announce the newest product addition to our greenhouse glazing line. This covering is a vinyl material that has a crystal clear, glass like clarity. It is great for commercial operations that would benefit from the customers being able to see clearly inside the greenhouse. Every fall it seems that I get […]

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Now is the time to order your greenhouse for fall delivery

Now is the time to order your greenhouse for fall delivery 

The same thing happens every year about this time. We are all still enjoying the warm weather of summer, getting the kids ready for school, and we forget about our beloved plants. I can’t tell you how many times in the past that Tom and I were installing greenhouses in the cold of the winter […]

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Advance Greenhouses Turns 15 on August 14, 2017

Advance Greenhouses Turns 15 on August 14, 2017 

Yep, That is Tom and my greenhouse. We really do practice what we preach. We think everyone in America should own a greenhouse! This was a rare snow storm in SE Louisiana. I don’t think the neighbors could even believe that we were outside in this mess. Today I just wanted to take a minute […]

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Polycarbonate Sheets with 100% Light Diffusion

Today’s edition of Polycarbonate Glazing Tips addresses Lexan Softlite and Polygal Polymatte. Both of these sheets have 100% light diffusion. This is an excellent choice for commercial growers or homeowners looking for healthier plants, increased yields and faster growing times. The sheets will spread the light out so it is evenly distributed to all parts […]

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Are Gardeners The Original Recyclers?

Are Gardeners The Original Recyclers? 

Let’s face it. Around here nothing gets thrown out until it is way past its prime. We use flats over and over again, even after they are broken. Pots, they never get thrown out. We clean them good and bleach them and reuse. But, everything must ultimately come to the end of its usability. I […]

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Installing Greenhouse Polyfilm – The Latest Video from “The Greenhouse Minute”

Building a Polyfilm Greenhouse? Not sure how to attach the film to your greenhouse frame? This video discusses the use of batten tape or base and wiggle wire systems. They are both excellent for wood frames. The wiggle wire system is good for metal frames as well. As always, we hope you find this edition […]

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Want A Lean To Greenhouse, But You Own a Ranch Style Home?

Want A Lean To Greenhouse, But You Own a Ranch Style Home? 

Are you wishing for a lean to style greenhouse as above, but own a ranch style home? You may have 8′ or 9′ attaching height for the back wall, possibly a little bit more. Do you think it is impossible to get a greenhouse attached to your home? Not so. There are 2 different ways […]

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