Greenhouse Gardening

Thinking of Buying a Greenhouse?

What do you need to consider when you are dreaming of having a greenhouse? We have put together a list of questions you might ask yourself, and we try to provide some thought provoking ideas for you to ruminate on. Things to consider when buying a greenhouse How much space do I have? How many people do I want to…

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Winter Gardening

Winter Gardening: Growing Spaces

Winter gardening. Can it really be productive? Well, how about 20 varieties of food plants at the beginning of January?  In the midst of a Rocky Mountain winter? Claudia Stover, a Growing Dome® owner of 10 years, had a visit this past weekend from Growing Spaces® owners, Puja and Udgar Parsons. In this video, Claudia gives a tour of her…

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winter solstice

Winter Solstice: The Turning Of The Light

The Winter Solstice: A time to celebrate, a time of re-affirmation, and a time of courage. In the Northern Hemisphere, the December Solstice is the Winter Solstice, and the shortest day of the year. Although winter is the season of dormancy, darkness and cold, the December Solstice marks the “turning of the Sun.” The days slowly get longer. Celebrations of the…

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Exercise to cultivate wellness

Exercise To Cultivate Wellness

We all know the importance of eating good food. And we all know the importance of exercise… ..but do you do it? Be honest. Do you get enough exercise? Do you have something in your life that keeps you consistently exercising 4 or 5 times a week? Now, I’m not talking about lifting weights, working out at the gym, or…

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winter gardening in a greenhouse

Winter Gardening in a Growing Dome: No Heat Required

Do you need to heat your Growing Dome® in the Winter? Before I share a few reasons why you might want to heat your Growing Dome in the winter, and what type of heaters we recommend, the short answer to the above question is: No. You do not need to heat your Growing Dome in the winter. The Growing Dome…

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aquaponics greenhouse system: part 3

Aquaponics Greenhouse System: Part 3

Bring in the Fish There is nothing worse than floating fish in your aquaponics system. Thankfully, Kyle is an aquaponics extraordinaire and gives you the 5 Things You Must Do Before You Put Your Fish Into Your Aquaponics System.   Do not dump your newly sourced fish into your aquaponics system until their new environment is ready! Udgar came home…

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Cycling greenhouse aquaponics

Cycling your Greenhouse Aquaponic System

How to cycle your NEW aquaponic system… Cycling in aquaponics is the process of creating an aqueous ecosystem to benefit your plants, fish, and bacteria. The plants, fish, and bacteria all prefer different environments, yet with aquaponics, we are combining each into a single ecosystem. In order to make everyone happy, minor compromises must be made. There are five key components…

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Aquaponics Systems progress

Aquaponics Greenhouse System: Part 2

The excitement is building and I sense a fish release party coming soon. Let me explain… …we are almost ready for the fish in our 18′ Growing Dome® Aquaponics Pilot Project! We have made considerable progress in the last few weeks. Watch Kyle’s video update below. Aquaponics Greenhouse System: Part 2 Aquaponics Greenhouse Sysem: Part 2 What does this mean…

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Organic Pest Control: Thrips

Organic Pest Control: Thrips The plants in the Growing Dome were doing so well this year… …and then we started to notice some stippled leaves. The tomatoes were hit first with spider mites once the rains stopped. Spider mites thrive in hot, dry conditions. Unfortunately, they are not the only ones that love the heat. The bean and melon leaves…

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Annie's Pond

Littleton Academy and Annie’s Pond

In 2014 the fine folks at Littleton Academy, in Littleton CO, were awarded the Growing Spaces In-Kind Grant Award. The mission of their project, in their own words: “to create an environmentally efficient and sustainable greenhouse which can be funded after inception by the revenue generated from the selling of seeds, flowers for Mother’s day, organic vegetables, and herbs. A…

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