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Greenhouse Blog

This blog is run by Solar Innovations, Inc.'s Greenhouse Experts. We love plants as much as you do. Please follow and allow us to help you in any way possible.
Sep 17 '14
As summer draws to a close and autumn is on the horizon, it is now time to sanitize your greenhouse benches and floors as well as any tools or pots you plan to reuse.
A mixture of 1 part Clorox to 10 parts water works for this process, but be sure to rinse well. Happy Gardening!

As summer draws to a close and autumn is on the horizon, it is now time to sanitize your greenhouse benches and floors as well as any tools or pots you plan to reuse.

A mixture of 1 part Clorox to 10 parts water works for this process, but be sure to rinse well. Happy Gardening!

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Sep 15 '14
Attention greenhouse hobbyists: with fall approaching it is a perfect time to begin drying coffee grounds to be used as fertilizer over winter. You can utilize your greenhouse benches while there is still space or simply lay out a sheet of newspaper  and spread your coffee grounds on it to dry. Once they are dry you can either store them in a container to use later or spread them around your acid loving plants such as roses, azaleas or rhododendron. A ½ cup of dried coffee ground is good for about a 3 foot plant.

Attention greenhouse hobbyists: with fall approaching it is a perfect time to begin drying coffee grounds to be used as fertilizer over winter. You can utilize your greenhouse benches while there is still space or simply lay out a sheet of newspaper  and spread your coffee grounds on it to dry. Once they are dry you can either store them in a container to use later or spread them around your acid loving plants such as roses, azaleas or rhododendron. A ½ cup of dried coffee ground is good for about a 3 foot plant.

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Sep 5 '14
Newly planted mums outside of Solar Innovations, Inc. - we’re getting ready for fall. Have you taken the proper steps to assure your plants are ready for fall? Find out more by clicking here.

Newly planted mums outside of Solar Innovations, Inc. - we’re getting ready for fall. Have you taken the proper steps to assure your plants are ready for fall? Find out more by clicking here.

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Aug 29 '14

Butterfly chrysalises have been introduced to Solar Innovations, Inc.’s greenhouse. For more information and follow their progress, click here!

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Aug 27 '14
Solar Innovations, Inc. has updated it’s Butterfly Enclosure. We know all of you were excited when we posted the original layout. We’ve now added a rock wall, drift wood, a sponge for feeding, a ceramic duck for stagnant water (they love that!), and specific plants that each butterfly loves to feed on. Still dreaming of raising your own butterflies? Contact us today!

Solar Innovations, Inc. has updated it’s Butterfly Enclosure. We know all of you were excited when we posted the original layout. We’ve now added a rock wall, drift wood, a sponge for feeding, a ceramic duck for stagnant water (they love that!), and specific plants that each butterfly loves to feed on. Still dreaming of raising your own butterflies? Contact us today!

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Aug 27 '14

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Aug 27 '14
Solar Innovations, Inc. recently completed installation on a unique straight-eave, lean-to greenhouse with two gable ends and three dormers in White Plains, New York. Click here to read more about this project.

Solar Innovations, Inc. recently completed installation on a unique straight-eave, lean-to greenhouse with two gable ends and three dormers in White Plains, New York. Click here to read more about this project.

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Aug 21 '14
There are many options when it comes to grow lights for greenhouse gardening. Let Solar Innovations, Inc.’s greenhouse experts help you choose the right one, by clicking here to read this helpful blog.

There are many options when it comes to grow lights for greenhouse gardening. Let Solar Innovations, Inc.’s greenhouse experts help you choose the right one, by clicking here to read this helpful blog.

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Aug 19 '14
A small break out of aphids and white flies in the Solar Innovations, Inc. greenhouse calls for a natural remedy. After introducing this fella to the greenhouse, he graciously posed for some glamour shots, while cleaning himself like a cat.
"BRING IN THE PRAYING MANTIS!"

A small break out of aphids and white flies in the Solar Innovations, Inc. greenhouse calls for a natural remedy. After introducing this fella to the greenhouse, he graciously posed for some glamour shots, while cleaning himself like a cat.

"BRING IN THE PRAYING MANTIS!"

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Aug 18 '14

Solar Innovations, Inc. recently completed the installation of a research greenhouse at Daniel Boone Highschool. Solar donated the greenhouse to Daniel Boone Highschool in Birdsboro, PA to be used as a laboratory for the school’s “The Green Team.”  This group of remarkable local high schoolers has presented their work on algae as a renewable energy source at the State Capital in Harrisburg and in Washington DC at both the Senate Office Building and the US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office.

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