WHEN IT GETS WARMER roof vents and lower side vents will ventilate your greenhouse, cooling it down.

Spring Home Show 2014

Greenhouses: Stretch growing season

By From page HGS19 | April 30, 2014

Anyone who lives in the Sierra foothills knows how challenging starting and growing a garden can be with all the obstacles they love to hate: late frost, low snow, cold soil, deer, etc. But all of these challenges can be eliminated with a greenhouse.

Seeds can be started earlier than usual in a greenhouse, plants are protected from the hungry deer population as well as from frost or snow. A greenhouse and the accessories you choose to put in it, such as heaters, coolers, lights, and grow mats, are your tools for never-ending culinary possibilities of the freshest kind. It is common knowledge that home grown vegetables taste better and are better for you.

Greenhouses aren’t just for vegetables, though. Many plants flourish in the protected environment of a greenhouse and some varieties require it. Just ask an orchid or succulent grower.

Most gardeners confess they are addicted to the activity and when you add a greenhouse into the mix, it makes the gardening experience even better. Greenhouses have become the new “woman cave!”

As with all major purchases, make sure you do your homework. What type of greenhouse are you looking for? One that is attractive and will enhance your landscaping as well as being functional? What size do you really need? Many budding gardeners start too small. What will you actually be growing? All of these questions will determine the type of greenhouse you decide to purchase.

Whether big or small, for tomatoes, flowers or exotic plants, greenhouses add years of satisfaction to your gardening endeavors.

Sierra Greenhouse is locally owned and operated by Bruce Noble of Placerville, who has been manufacturing greenhouses for more than 20 years. Bruce’s experience and expertise will ensure you receive a product that is beautiful and functional. Sierra Greenhouses are made to order with clear heart redwood. They include automatic upper vent openers to ensure proper ventilation as well as options such as glazing, bench materials and door styles to create a beautiful and personal overall appearance.
Visit or stop by the Sierra Greenhouse display at the El Dorado Home and Garden Show to find the right greenhouse for you.

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