The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse
  • Author : Lindsey Schiller,Marc Plinke
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2016-10-24
  • ISBN : 9781550926187

The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse Book Review:

Comprehensive coverage of passive solar greenhouse design including material selection, building methods and how to store thermal energy using a variety of simple and innovative strategies. Over a dozen case studies provide real-life inspiration, capped off with how-to guidance for building a durable, energy-efficient greenhouse. Variations include underground and aquaponic greenhouses and integrating solar panels to grow off-grid, year-round.

The Chinese Greenhouse

The Chinese Greenhouse
  • Author : Dan Chiras
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2020-11-03
  • ISBN : 9781771423175

The Chinese Greenhouse Book Review:

Grow vegetables year-round in a greenhouse powered only by solar energy Originally developed in China to feed millions, Chinese greenhouses are earth-sheltered, solar-heated, east-west oriented, intelligently glazed, and well-insulated. They have proven highly effective in growing warm-weather vegetables and fruits like green peppers and tomatoes in cold climates through fall, winter, and early spring using passive solar energy as the sole heat source. The Chinese Greenhouse is a full-color comprehensive guide to these passive solar greenhouses for self-sufficiency and growing year-round in soil or aquaponic grow beds with no additional heat. Coverage includes: How to design, build, and operate a Chinese greenhouse How to improve performance via short-term and long-term heat banking How to provide additional heat to make your greenhouse operate even more effectively How to cool the greenhouse during the summer. Become a more self-sufficient gardener, growing and harvesting a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables year-round, with your own Chinese greenhouse.

The Earth-sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book

The Earth-sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book
  • Author : Mike Oehler
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 230
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 0960446400

The Earth-sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book Book Review:

The Earth-Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book is the first to promote the benefits of both passive solar energy and earth sheltering in greenhouse design. This combination results in greenhouses which need no additional heating. The captured sun's energy and that which is stored in the earth is enough for successful year round harvest. It takes you step by step through the construction of an inexpensive greenhouse which may be built with either newly purchased or salvaged building materials for pennies on the dollar. It explains the author's unique Post/Shoring/Polyethylene construction methods and design techniques. The Earth-Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book has 230 pages with nearly 200 illustrations, photos, diagrams, lists, charts and drawings. It contains all the information you need to free you from the pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, waxed, and E-coli laden, genetically modified and irradiated supermarket produce.

The Solar Greenhouse Book

The Solar Greenhouse Book
  • Author : Jack Ruttle
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 1978
  • ISBN : MINN:31951P00118734H

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How to Build Your Own Greenhouse

How to Build Your Own Greenhouse
  • Author : Roger Marshall
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2016-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781612122601

How to Build Your Own Greenhouse Book Review:

Unlock new growing opportunities and increase your property value with an outdoor conservatory. In this illustrated guide, Roger Marshall shows you how to build our own greenhouse using simple, easy-to-follow techniques. Covering everything from selecting a site to glazing glass, Marshall includes tips on laying a foundation, construction materials, ventilation, and much more. Whether your goal is to stretch the growing season or create a lush space for a year-round hot tub, you can build the greenhouse of your dreams.

The Food and Heat Producing Solar Greenhouse

The Food and Heat Producing Solar Greenhouse
  • Author : Bill Yanda,Rick Fisher
  • Publisher : Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 1980
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105005313668

The Food and Heat Producing Solar Greenhouse Book Review:

Offers information on the greenhouse biosphere and provides practical instructions for constructing, maintaining, and improving a solar greenhouse

Solar Gardening

Solar Gardening
  • Author : Leandre Poisson,Gretchen Vogel Poisson
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 1994-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781603581233

Solar Gardening Book Review:

Solar Gardening shows how to increase efforts of the sun during the coldest months of the year and how to protect tender plants from the intensity of the scorching sun during the hottest months through the use of solar "mini-greenhouses." The book includes instructions for building a variety of solar appliances plus descriptions of more than 90 different crops, with charts showing when to plant and harvest each. The result is a year-round harvest even from a small garden. In Solar Gardening the Poissons show you how to: Dramatically increase the annual square-foot yield of your garden. Extend the growing and harvest season for nearly every kind of vegetable. Select crops that will thrive in the coldest and hottest months of the year, without artificial heating or cooling systems. Build solar appliances for your own garden. Armed with nothing but this book and a few simple tools, even novice gardeners can quickly learn to extend their growing season and increase their yields, without increasing the size of their garden plot.

Gardener's Solar Greenhouse

Gardener's Solar Greenhouse
  • Author : Ray Wolf
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 157
  • Relase : 1984-01-01
  • ISBN : 0878574913

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The Forest Garden Greenhouse

The Forest Garden Greenhouse
  • Author : Jerome Osentowski
  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2015-10
  • ISBN : 9781603584265

The Forest Garden Greenhouse Book Review:

With a revolutionary new “Climate Battery” design for near-net-zero heating and cooling By the turn of the nineteenth century, thousands of acres of glass houses surrounded large American cities, becoming a commonplace symbol of the market garden and nursery trades. But the possibilities of the indoor garden to transform our homes and our lives remain largely unrealized. In this groundbreaking book, Jerome Osentowski, one of North America’s most accomplished permaculture designers, presents a wholly new approach to a very old horticultural subject. In The Forest Garden Greenhouse, he shows how bringing the forest garden indoors is not only possible, but doable on unlikely terrain and in cold climates, using near-net-zero technology. Different from other books on greenhouse design and management, this book advocates for an indoor agriculture using permaculture design concepts—integration, multi-functions, perennials, and polycultures—that take season extension into new and important territory. Osentowski, director and founder of Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute (CRMPI), farms at 7,200 feet on a steep, rocky hillside in Colorado, incorporating deep, holistic permaculture design with practical common sense. It is at this site, high on a mountaintop, where Osentowski (along with architect and design partner Michael Thompson) has been designing and building revolutionary greenhouses that utilize passive and active solar technology via what they call the “climate battery”—a subterranean air-circulation system that takes the hot, moist, ambient air from the greenhouse during the day, stores it in the soil, and discharges it at night—that can offer tropical and Mediterranean climates at similarly high altitudes and in cold climates (and everywhere else). Osentowski’s greenhouse designs, which can range from the backyard homesteader to commercial greenhouses, are completely ecological and use a simple design that traps hot and cold air and regulates it for best possible use. The book is part case study of the amazing greenhouses at CRMPI and part how-to primer for anyone interested in a more integrated model for growing food and medicine in a greenhouse. With detailed design drawings, photos, and profiles of successful greenhouse projects on all scales, this inspirational manual will considerably change the conversation about greenhouse design.

The Homeowner's Complete Handbook for Add-on Solar Greenhouses & Sunspaces

The Homeowner's Complete Handbook for Add-on Solar Greenhouses & Sunspaces
  • Author : Andrew M. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Pages : 355
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : WISC:89034689547

The Homeowner's Complete Handbook for Add-on Solar Greenhouses & Sunspaces Book Review:

Provides practical guidance on how to build a solar greenhouse to fit a particular site, climate, and budget

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses, Updated 2nd Edition

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses, Updated 2nd Edition
  • Author : Editors of Cool Springs Press
  • Publisher : Cool Springs Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2017-05-01
  • ISBN : 9780760354773

Black & Decker The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses, Updated 2nd Edition Book Review:

BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses contains building plans, information, and tips to help you build and run your own greenhouse from the ground up. Laser-focused on building greenhouses for the home gardener, it's the most complete title on DIY greenhouses you'll find anywhere. Featuring full-color step-by-step photos and comprehensive how-to instructions, the book features full plans for structures that are designed to extend the gardening season. From ornate, Victorian style greenhouses to basic cold frames, you're sure to find a project that meets your needs and fits your space. In this new edition, you'll find several new plans to expand the range of options, including a geodesic-dome greenhouse, a custom greenhouse with a fieldstone foundation, more kit greenhouses, and even a super-efficient greenhouse built completely from upcycled building materials- the greenest greenhouse you'll find! BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to DIY Greenhouses gives an updated look at new materials and products, along with tips for siting and orienting, helps you make good design choices. Complete sections on heaters, ventilation and watering systems show you how to set up and operate your greenhouse for maximum benefit. Building a greenhouse, even a relatively complex "stick-built" style is a surprisingly easy DIY project and one that is sure to delight any gardener in your family.

The Passive Solar Energy Book

The Passive Solar Energy Book
  • Author : Edward Mazria
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 435
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : MINN:31951000043384U

The Passive Solar Energy Book Book Review:

Presents technical information on passive energy design and application, using illustrations and text, and includes 27 design patterns for use in designing a passive energy system.

Building and Using Our Sun-heated Greenhouse

Building and Using Our Sun-heated Greenhouse
  • Author : Helen Nearing,Scott Nearing
  • Publisher : Garden Way Publishing Company
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 1977
  • ISBN : WISC:89031291198

Building and Using Our Sun-heated Greenhouse Book Review:

The authors explain how to construct and use a simple greenhouse in order to extend the growing season in anyone's garden.

The Biodome Garden Book

The Biodome Garden Book
  • Author : Patricia Watters
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 118
  • Relase : 2011-08-06
  • ISBN : 1463757018

The Biodome Garden Book Book Review:

FULL-COLOR EDITION QUOTES FROM THOSE WHO KNOW: THE OPENING OF THE FIRST BIODOME GARDEN IN OTTAWA - AUGUST 27, 2014 "On August 17, 2014 the Brewer Park Community Garden (BPCG), situated across from Brewer Arena, celebrated the grand opening of Ottawa's first Biodome Garden project. To commemorate the day, the Park hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony along with an afternoon of events, including a barbecue and tours of the Biodome and gardens... When asked about the inspiration for the Biodome Garden, Oster credited the ever-enduring spirit of his co-project leader, Guy Souliere and the pages of Patricia Watters' book, The Biodome Garden Book..." "The completion of the Biodome Garden marks an historic moment for Ottawa. The project is the first structure of its kind in Eastern Canada, making it an exciting achievement that sets a high standard and precedence for future similar structures to be built in the Region." "It is the hope of the Brewer Park Community Garden that this innovative project will be replicated many times in several different forms across the City and Ottawa Region. Its replication could shape the beginning of a much more healthy and sustainable food culture across Ottawa." --SPACING MAGAZINE "Even before the advent of biodomes, experimentation had already begun with domed enclosures that could sustain year-round gardens. At the forefront was Patricia Watters, author of the “The Biodome Garden Book,” the premier book on passive-solar biodome greenhouse gardening. (WHOLE LIFE TIMES MAGAZINE) “May as well start off with the most comprehensive food production system that I have ever come across. A wonderful lady named Patricia Watters has written a book on how to construct a system that not only produces produce, but also fish, (a great protein source) in an environment that does not require sprays or the traditional heating and electrical expenses associated with green house systems." (GEOFF LAWTON - PERMACULTURE INNOVATOR) FOR PHOTOS AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE BIODOME GARDEN PLEASE GO TO: www.biodomegarden.com

Building Your Own Greenhouse

Building Your Own Greenhouse
  • Author : Mark Freeman
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Pages : 198
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : 0811727750

Building Your Own Greenhouse Book Review:

Discusses the background and principles of greenhouses, provides the basics of greenhouse construction, and shows examples of freestanding and attached greenhouses

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener
  • Author : Niki Jabbour
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2011-12-14
  • ISBN : 9781603427852

The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener Book Review:

Even in winter’s coldest months you can harvest fresh, delicious produce. Drawing on insights gained from years of growing vegetables in Nova Scotia, Niki Jabbour shares her simple techniques for gardening throughout the year. Learn how to select the best varieties for each season, the art of succession planting, and how to build inexpensive structures to protect your crops from the elements. No matter where you live, you’ll soon enjoy a thriving vegetable garden year-round.

The Compost-Powered Water Heater: How to heat your greenhouse, pool, or buildings with only compost!

The Compost-Powered Water Heater: How to heat your greenhouse, pool, or buildings with only compost!
  • Author : Gaelan Brown
  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2014-05-05
  • ISBN : 9781581577044

The Compost-Powered Water Heater: How to heat your greenhouse, pool, or buildings with only compost! Book Review:

Here is a revolutionary approach for heating rooms and generating hot water. Author Gaelan Brown has worked with engineers and compost scientists to refine methods of composting that can heat greenhouses, barns, buildings, and hot water, all without combustion. It seems almost too good to be true: make high-value organic compost while generating reliable combustion-free heat. But it works, and this book is your practical introduction. With detailed case studies of large scale engineered systems and plans for constructing small DIY systems, you'll find step-by-step illustrations and photos to guide you through the process. A review of calculations to help you estimate the heating capabilities of various approaches and other planning tools make this book invaluable for compost heat recovery on any scale.

Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round

Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round
  • Author : Jason Johns
  • Publisher : Inspiring Gardening Ideas
  • Pages : 134
  • Relase : 2021-01-14
  • ISBN : 1838336044

Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round Book Review:

"Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" is for anyone who wants to know how to get the most out of their greenhouse. Whether you want to extend your growing season, grow unusual plants or protect your valued plants from the frost a greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener. Greenhouses are so useful but many people don't make the most of their greenhouse and it soon either gets filled with clutter or turns into a jungle of uncontrolled plants. This book provides you with a complete guide to growing any type of plant in a greenhouse and how to make the most of it. With the information in this book you will be able to avoid the many pitfalls and issues people encounter when buying, building and using their greenhouse. As you read this book you will learn everything you need to know about owning a greenhouse from choosing the best type of greenhouse to building the foundation and even buying used greenhouses. You will learn how a greenhouse can extend your growing season and let you grow plants that you would otherwise be unable to grow. In "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" you will learn: How to buy a greenhouse whether new or used Choosing the best glass, floor, construction and foundation to ensure your greenhouse has a long life The difference between a greenhouse and a poly tunnel How to build a solid foundation for your greenhouse Why air-flow and cooling is so important and how to prevent humidity damaging your plants The best way to heat your greenhouse and the differences between the different heating systems How to irrigate your greenhouse to automatically water your plants and protect them from heat damage The difference between growing in the ground versus growing in containers To secure your greenhouse against the wind and protect it from damage How to start seedlings successfully in your greenhouse Growing tomatoes, chillies, peppers, citrus plants, squashes, cucumbers, grapes, tropical plants and more in your greenhouse Preparing your greenhouse for spring time Overwintering your greenhouse and extending your growing season Avoiding the potential problems associated with owning a greenhouse The potential diseases and pests you will encounter in your greenhouse How to ensure your plants are pollinated in your greenhouse Growing year round in your greenhouse The best way to clean your greenhouse to avoid potential problems A greenhouse is an essential tool for any gardener, particularly those in cooler areas and can make a difference between your tomatoes ripening and you having fried green tomatoes! When you read this book you will avoid the many frustrations a greenhouse owner can face, with all the information you need to successful grow in a greenhouse. Enjoy owning your greenhouse as "Greenhouse Gardening: A Beginners Guide To Growing Fruit & Vegetables All Year Round" explains all about the potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. Discover the many benefits of owning a greenhouse today and how you can grow your own vegetables, plants and flowers all year round!

Ted's Greenhouse

Ted's Greenhouse
  • Author : Ted Keller,Peggy Hamill
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 106
  • Relase : 2016-12-24
  • ISBN : 0692373373

Ted's Greenhouse Book Review:

If you have ever dreamed of growing your own vegetables and flowers year-round in a passive solar greenhouse, this is a book you will be interested in. The greenhouse described in this book provides the owners, neighbors, friends, and family with an amazing abundance of vegetables in all four seasons. Ted's Greenhouse describes the process of building this 484 square foot passive solar polycarbonate greenhouse from the foundation to the finish. Included are chapters on passive solar design, siting the building, permits for the building, cost considerations, materials, and greenhouse coverings, with a special emphasis on the polycarbonate that is used to sheathe this building. A complete set of building plans is included, along with a description of the building process, step by step. While the book does describe one specific design, the plans could be adjusted to fit various budgets and situations. Also covered is information on how to use the greenhouse for plants. Chapters on soil, experiences with a variety of plants, pests and diseases, and how to heat and cool the greenhouse are included. The addendum adds reviews of various products that have been tried in this greenhouse, and resources that are available to the greenhouse grower. There is a materials list and a cost breakdown. Ted's Greenhouse is an elegant, functional building that will add joy to your life and beauty to your property.

Next-Generation Greenhouses for Food Security

Next-Generation Greenhouses for Food Security
  • Author : Redmond R. Shamshiri
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Pages : 182
  • Relase : 2021-06-16
  • ISBN : 9781839680755

Next-Generation Greenhouses for Food Security Book Review:

Modern greenhouse technology has revolutionized the food supply chain scenario over the past 40 years. Closed-field cultivation by means of agri-cubes, plant factories, vertical farming structures, and roof-top solar greenhouses has become the backbone of sustainable agriculture for producing all-year-round fresh fruits and vegetables. This book is an attempt to explore several profound questions such as how digital technology and simulation models have saved energy in commercial greenhouses, and why growers prefer LPWAN sensors and IoT monitoring devices over the traditional timer-based controllers? How artificial intelligence is capable of performing microclimate prediction and control, and what considerations should be taken into account for implementing desiccant evaporative cooling systems? With case-study examples and field experiments, each chapter highlights some of the most recent solutions and adaptation strategies toward improving the efficiency and sustainability of closed-field crop production systems.