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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.

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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.

29 notes Tags: greenhouse greenhouses fertilizer natural fertilizer garden gardening gardener plants planting growing green recycle composting compost gardening tips gardene tips

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.

5 notes Tags: greenhouse greenhouses garden gardening team green green team renewable energy green energy research education daniel boone birdsboro pennsylvania school

Mar 25 '14
This large institutional greenhouse was manufactured by Solar Innovations, Inc. - The greenhouse is located in Pennsylvania and cultivates Palm trees and other tropical plants.

This large institutional greenhouse was manufactured by Solar Innovations, Inc. - The greenhouse is located in Pennsylvania and cultivates Palm trees and other tropical plants.

39 notes Tags: palm garden greenhouse greenhouses gardening gardener diy garden tips gardening tips garden hacks tropical plants plant growing flowers flower green horticulture

Feb 21 '14
The blooms above are from a potted lemon tree. Fruit trees grow well inside a conservatory where they are provided continual warmth and sunlight.

The blooms above are from a potted lemon tree. Fruit trees grow well inside a conservatory where they are provided continual warmth and sunlight.

13 notes Tags: Citrus Greenhouse Citrus Plants Greenhouse lemon lemon trees garden citrus gardening bloom Blooming flowers conservatory plants plant green foliage tree gardener gardening tip gardening tips

Jan 27 '14
This Dendorbium orchid recently came into bloom inside of our specialized orchid greenhouses. The orchid’s stem is over 24” tall and displays green and white flowers.

This Dendorbium orchid recently came into bloom inside of our specialized orchid greenhouses. The orchid’s stem is over 24” tall and displays green and white flowers.

3 notes Tags: orchids Greenhouse gardening Orchid Conservatory garden orchid flower flowrs gardener dendorbium green white flowers plants plant leaf

Jan 17 '14
Another tip for growing a succulents! Use an old paint can to house your collection of succulents inside your greenhouse. The succulent will cascade down the side of the container and begin blooming. Draining holes in the paint can will allow water to easily drain from the container.

Another tip for growing a succulents! Use an old paint can to house your collection of succulents inside your greenhouse. The succulent will cascade down the side of the container and begin blooming. Draining holes in the paint can will allow water to easily drain from the container.

2 notes Tags: Greenhouse plants succulents gardening tip gardening gardener gardening trick gardening hack life hack recycle reuse repurpose green flowers greenhouses pennsylvania

Aug 21 '13
Solar Innovations, Inc. manufactures custom gravel greenhouse benches for use in orchid greenhouses.

Solar Innovations, Inc. manufactures custom gravel greenhouse benches for use in orchid greenhouses.

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Aug 20 '13
The Solar Innovations, Inc. corporate greenhouse has various plants blooming this August.

The Solar Innovations, Inc. corporate greenhouse has various plants blooming this August.

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May 22 '13
This orchid bloom is three inches across and grows in a heated greenhouse, under bright light, with warm temperatures, and is kept at an average humidity.

This orchid bloom is three inches across and grows in a heated greenhouse, under bright light, with warm temperatures, and is kept at an average humidity.

2 notes Tags: Orchid Gardening Greenhouse flower garden bloom orchids garening tips diy plants planting plant green growing natural

Apr 3 '13
The cold frame beds have been fully planted now.  There are three beds filled with soil where seedlings and seeds were planted.  The radishes have sprouted under just a week and the tips of the beets are emerging. Containers are planted in the last cold frame.  Lettuce, flowers, and brocolli are growing in this cold frame.  Seeds are also being started for May transplant into the garden.

The cold frame beds have been fully planted now.  There are three beds filled with soil where seedlings and seeds were planted.  The radishes have sprouted under just a week and the tips of the beets are emerging. Containers are planted in the last cold frame.  Lettuce, flowers, and brocolli are growing in this cold frame.  Seeds are also being started for May transplant into the garden.

3 notes Tags: greenhouse garden gardening lettuce flowers brocolli beets radish plants vegtables green self sustaining urban gardening hobby diy gardener spring planting