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Greenhouses for Homeowners and Gardeners

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978 0935 817515
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Greenhouses for Homeowners and Gardeners will help readers select and design the most appropriate size and style of greenhouse to fit their needs, find the best place to locate a greenhouse, and decide whether to build a greenhouse themselves or hire a contractor to do it. After reading this publication, aspiring greenhouse operators will be able to make informed decisions about glazing and framing materials, space utilization, interior design, heating and cooling systems, supplemental lighting, watering and fertilizing systems, and other greenhouse design and construction issues. Window greenhouses, growth chambers, cold frames and hotbeds, shade houses, and rowcovers and tunnels are discussed in the book as well.

Nearly 150 line drawings are included in the 214-page book to help readers visualize the way greenhouses are built, evaluate alternative methods of construction, design interiors, select labor-saving equipment, and understand the skills involved in designing, building and operating a greenhouse.

Ten diverse do-it-yourself plans for home greenhouses and other structures that can extend the growing space are provided in an appendix. Each plan includes diagrams, materials lists, and construction details. Three additional appendices contain a maintenance checklist, lists of greenhouse and equipment suppliers, and useful conversions. A glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to readers and an index are included as well.

Greenhouses for Homeowners and Gardeners is written as a reference to update similar publications that have become obsolete due to changes in materials and construction techniques. The author, John W Bartock, Jr, extension professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut, has over thirty years of experience working with hobbyists, commercial growers, institutions, and manufacturers.


Figures, Tables, Introduction

8 Chapters:  Greenhouse basics: Getting started; Selecting a greenhouse: Types, styles, and sizes; Greenhouse planning: permits, building options, foundations, and utilities; Framing materials and glazing; Greenhouse layouts and equipment for efficiency; The greenhouse environment: heating, cooling, and plant lighting; Window greenhouses and growth chambers; Garden structures

4 Appendices, Glossary, References, Other pubs, Index, About the author.

John W Bartok, Jr, 2000, 214 pgs, illustrated, size: 8X11, soft.  $24.00

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