TAG: Greenhouses

Indoor DIY Greenhouse

Countertop Greenhouses

Greenhouses have been put to use for centuries in order to provide extended growing seasons and for protective storage capabilities. By trapping sunlight inside and capturing warming energy they make ideal environments for starting seedlings and growing plants all year long. With a space-saving countertop greenhouse, the benefits of having a garden can be applied on a smaller-scale indoors providing a continual supply of greenery. These can be bought pre-made and can include glass or plastic frames. Kits can also be purchased, or you can construct your own with a bit of crafting skill and some basic materials. Instructables.com provides directions with… read more

Desert Greenhouses Cooled by Seawater

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As temperatures steadily rise, and planetary resources deplete, so grows concerns pertaining to our ability to achieve sustainable means of food production. With the projected growth of the population expected to continue – up to 2050-60, at least, (if we’re to believe the theories of a coming peak in population) – we are forced to get more creative with our resources and methods for using them. In the desert these challenges are only multiplied by extreme heat and aridity. Furthermore, land that is currently identified as dry land or plains will soon, due to climate change and soil degradation, be… read more