Greenhouse

Greenhouse Destruction

Last year we bought a greenhouse to extend our growing season from the company http://www.deltacanopy.com
Almost 1 year later we are removing the greenhouse.
According to the website the film is now UVA and UVB protected, I don’t remember it that way before.

This Polyethylene film was not UV protected. The plastic was brittle, cracking, shrinking, and ripping with the press of your finger. If you buy a hot house like this make sure the skin is UV protected.

On a side note, the 1.34 inch steel welded frame is holding strong and can easily be skinned with another plastic.

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Community, Education, Garden, Gardening, Giveaway, Greenhouse

Polar Vortex 2014 Garden Giveaway – Ultimate Garden Pack

To enter the contest go to http://www.vegitate.com/contest

During the winter of 2014, the U.S.A was hit with a strange weather phenomenon called the Polar Vortex. The polar vortex has dropped temperature in the US to -60C. So in honor of the Polar Vortex and for reaching 500 subscribers vegitate is having a prize giveaway.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_vortex

Hopefully this Polar giveaway contest will get fellow gardeners in the mood for their spring gardens.

Prizes to be given away in this contest are:

  • 2 Smart Pots
  • 100 Growers’ Edge Trellis Clips
  • True Temper Planters Pal
  • Sticky Aphid White fly Traps
  • 2 pounds of Coconut Coir
  • Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
  • Carolina Reaper Seeds
  • Emergency Thermal Blanket
  • Solar Lite
  • Purple Snips
  • 2 Bags of Mykos 3.5 oz
  • 4 Bags of Compost Tea Alternative
  • Hamilton Pro Seeder
  • Germination Heating Mat
  • Bag
  • Homemade Wool Hat

Please check out http://www.growfreshorganics.com/
You can call Paul at Growfresh: (479) 648-8885

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Fort Smith, Arkansas, Greenhouse

Greenhouse and Garden Update After Cleon Ice Storm

On Thursday the 5th of December 2013, an Ice Storm named Cleon by the National Weather Service hit the Natural State of Arkansas. The state dropped temperatures by over 50 degrees from the previous day. The freezing rain built up to over 1 inch of ice in some places, causing power-lines and trees to buckle under the extreme weight.

Over 31,000 Arkansans were without power that night from Cleon. A lot of roads became impassable from the ice and later over 6 inches of snow. The snow and ice stated for many days afterwards due to the Arctic blast from up in Canada and the temperature never got above freezing for up to a week after the initial weather event. This major ice and snow storm was a record for the day for everything from temperature to perspiration.

This update showed just my small moment of what the storm did to us and our greenhouse and garden from Fort Smith, Arkansas during and after that major weather event Cleon.

We lost a few limbs and and internet for a few hours and the greenhouse suffered a bigger event and losing heat for a few hours freezing some of the plants. Most plants were not damaged by the lost of heat.

We were lucky with this event many citizens from the United States were not as fortunate and lost property, lives and some their homes.

More information here:

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-cleon-snow-totals-20131203

Cleon Ice Storm 2013