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  1. The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Greenhouse: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics)
    The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Greenhouse: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics)
    The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Greenhouse: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics)
    The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Greenhouse: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics)
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  2. The Complete Guide to Building Your Own Greenhouse: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics)

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Food costs these days are outrageous and only growing more each day. Recently, during a two month period between June and July alone, the cost of consumer products rose by more than 1.5 percent across the board, with nearly a 2 percent increase in food costs, according to the Federal Reserve. Added to rising fuel costs and a global food crisis and the costs just continue to rise. So, the prospect of building your own greenhouse and growing your own fruits and vegetables is probably starting to sound more and more viable and like a great way to bypass though prohibitive costs. Of course there is a myriad of issues that needs to be dealt with by anyone seeking to save money with a greenhouse.

This book, by walking you through every step of the process in building and taking advantage of your own green house, seeks to layout those issues and ensure you have as easy a time as possible without any surprises. You will learn the various principles of greenhouse use and the different types of greenhouses you can use depending on your location and the specific needs you may have. Learn how to select a proper site and to set a foundation that will hold the greenhouse effectively in place regardless of weather conditions throughout the year and maintain the heat generated in the greenhouse. Learn how to frame your green house and how to effectively glaze the glass. Learn what kinds of ventilation are needed and what forms of supplemental heat, insulation, and heat sinking you will need to acquire for your greenhouse.

Greenhouse and plant experts have been interviewed and their insights have been added to this book to help you make the right decisions about which kind of greenhouse is best for you and how to prepare it. Learn how to effectively install the necessary plumbing, wiring, and other amenities your greenhouse needs. Learn what is needed for shutters and shades and how to install cold frames and hotbeds. Learn how to install hoop houses, attached greenhouses, and freestanding greenhouses and the differences between each of them. For anyone seeking a means and the details needed to install their greenhouse, this book will walk you through every necessary step.

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This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 336 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Artist
Craig Baird
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Baird, Craig
EAN
9781601383686
ISBN
1601383681
Label
Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
Manufacturer
Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
336
PublicationDate
2010-11-15
Publisher
Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
Studio
Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.
ReleaseDate
0000-00-00
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

If you had never given a thought about building a greenhouse this might be mildly helpful, but for anyone else you'll find it annoyingly elementary. But critical information is completely absent. For example, ventilation is a key component of greenhouses. Fan or no fan? How much ventilation? How many CFM for a give square foot in a give climate zone? Damper controls? Locations of dampers? Absolutely no guidance is given. Similar vague treatment of pretty much every other topic.

There are many good greenhouse books out there. And lots of free guidance on the web. Spend your resources in those areas.
Typically I'm a big fan of Atlantic Publishing books. In this case however, if you want a book that lives up to its mission to tell you everything you need to know in an understandable manner, this isn't the book for you. This is perhaps influenced by the writer whose background doesn't seem to include specific credentials or experience regarding greenhouses. The author clearly researched the needs or greenhouses and owners.

Unfortunately the information for a first-time greenhouse owner is hard to mine from this source. Lengthy sentences and a pedantic tone reduce the pleasure in reading and learning about your new hobby. Most beginners, for whom this series is designed, will be better served by finding books that area easier to read, faster to absorb and simply more entertaining. Perhaps future editions will benefit from some additional editing. In addition, it would be helpful to have illustrations from a variety of sources rather than primarily from one provider... Read more
I just moved to the mountains and needed a versatile guide that was both easy to understand and gave me alot of choices. This book filled all my needs and offered lots and lots of pictures. I am not a carpenter or a designer just a determined female who now has the tools to build a greenhouse. My neighbor is a carpenter by trade and was also impressed by this book. He keeps borrowing it!!!!! Virginia Hawkins Glennville California
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