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Best Greenhouse Covering For Unpredictable Weather

Best Greenhouse Covering Impact Resistance 200 Times Greater Than Glass People claim the weather is unpredictable these days, especially in the Rocky Mountains. I call shenanigans. It is predictable –  and that’s where polycarbonate as a greenhouse covering comes in. You know the saying. The one credited to Samuel Clemens. And I know it’s not just Pagosa Springs that claims…

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Schedule some time to Do Nothing…Spring is here.

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday.” – Winnie the Pooh I was busy doing nothing the other day, when I realized… Spring is here. The sun is returning. Plants are growing and delivering the promise of blossoms and fruit and long lazy days in the sun. How often do you have lazy days? Lemonade breezes? Mid-day…

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Return of the Light: Back to the Garden

As I consider the “Return of the Light” as signified by the Spring Equinox, Easter and even the Lunar Eclipse this week, I have to say… “It is welcome!” I have been very moved by the troubles we see and hear about globally, as we enter the next season. Growing Spaces® mission “to help personal and planetary health by offering…

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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: 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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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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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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Organic Pest Control And The Roly Poly

Strawberries and sandboxes…. ….and what is the difference between Roly Polies and Sow Bugs? And more importantly, are they harmful to your garden? And what organic pest control methods work for Roly Polies? As a child I spent many summer afternoons playing in the sand box.  Near the sandbox was my mom’s strawberry patch. The strawberry patch was a place…

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Greenhouse Mulching

Greenhouse Mulching, Should You? Do You? If So Read This Article And Watch These Videos First!

Greenhouse Mulching You know you should be mulching, right? Or should you? This could be a contentious subject, so before you throw off your garden gloves, let me explain. There are a lot of opinions out there about mulching…. should you mulch should you not mulch what type of mulch should you use Well, we just did a little greenhouse…

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