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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.

Posts tagged green practices

Jan 30 '13
Solar Innovations has been producing bananas in our greenhouses for three years. We have two banana trees currently producing fruit and decided we would like to experiment with additional varieties. Three banana species were purchased from Florida, which will remain smaller in statue and take up less space. A Supreme Dwarf, Pink Velvet, and an Ice Cream Banana.

Solar Innovations has been producing bananas in our greenhouses for three years. We have two banana trees currently producing fruit and decided we would like to experiment with additional varieties. Three banana species were purchased from Florida, which will remain smaller in statue and take up less space. A Supreme Dwarf, Pink Velvet, and an Ice Cream Banana.

4 notes Tags: greenhouse plants banana trees growing gardening hobby hobby garden commercial garden fruit garden diy green solution green practices green

Dec 14 '12
By mixing fertilizer, insecticides, and additional drainage you can create your own potting soil. We are currently experimenting with the process here at Solar Innovations, Inc.

At least half of any homemade potting soil is homemade compost, but most commercial potting soils are based on some combination of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite — all of which contribute to land degradation and pollution as they are mined, processed, packaged and shipped.

Here is a great tutorial located online:  http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Potting-Soil.aspx

By mixing fertilizer, insecticides, and additional drainage you can create your own potting soil. We are currently experimenting with the process here at Solar Innovations, Inc.

At least half of any homemade potting soil is homemade compost, but most commercial potting soils are based on some combination of peat moss, perlite and vermiculite — all of which contribute to land degradation and pollution as they are mined, processed, packaged and shipped.

Here is a great tutorial located online:  http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Potting-Soil.aspx

Tags: Greenhouse Plants Potting Soil Soil gardening garden DIY Gardening tips Gardening tutorial green green practices green products fertilizer do it yourself

Oct 19 '12
The chickens above are eating maggots that developed in our compost bin.  Unfortunately, the wrong food (probably meat) found it’s way into our compost, which resulted in the bugs being spawned. These maggots may be considered gross to humans but the chickens consider them a treat.

The chickens above are eating maggots that developed in our compost bin.  Unfortunately, the wrong food (probably meat) found it’s way into our compost, which resulted in the bugs being spawned. These maggots may be considered gross to humans but the chickens consider them a treat.

3 notes Tags: Chickens Compost farming gardening farm urban gardening urban farming garden green practices recyling green building chicken pets maggot

Oct 18 '12
This fresh compost was made from the employee’s lunch scraps that are collected in our cafeteria. It was recently added to the greenhouse’s raised bed where it will be used as fertilizer for flowers and watermelons.

This fresh compost was made from the employee’s lunch scraps that are collected in our cafeteria. It was recently added to the greenhouse’s raised bed where it will be used as fertilizer for flowers and watermelons.

3 notes Tags: composting greenhouse plants raised beds watermelons compost fertilizer green green practices green building LEED recyling recycle urban farming gardening gardening tips flowers

May 7 '12

Solar Innovations, Inc’s products were recently featured in a video by NetRenos.com. Be sure to check out this great project, completed by Canadian design boutique UrbanEco. The home is designed to be extremely stylish while remaining eco-friendly.

NetRenos.com takes you on a tour of an eco-friendly custom home rebuild by Urbaneco, a boutique design firm, builder and member of NetRenos trusted professionals. Urbaneco used fellow NetRenos member JBG Flooring, who completed the tiling work in the master ensuite and around the home.

(Source: youtu.be)

Tags: Urbaneco NetRenos eco-friendly eco green home design interior design design ideas sustainable living folding doors doors green building green practices