Mini-Greenhouses to Extend your Growing Season

It’s not too early to begin preparing for early spring planting! By covering your Grow-Boxes or Soil-Beds with “Mini-Greenhouses” using PVC arches and greenhouse plastic, you can be in the garden with cool-weather plants by the end of February or the first of March. They will warm the soil and protect your plants from light …

Free Greenhouse Plans – & Greenhouse Growing Instructions

Q. Does anyone have plans for mini-greenhouses that you can build and start seed in to about 3-4 feet tall? A. We have plans for greenhouses available free on the Foundation website. The plans for the recommended Mittleider-style greenhouse, with a “continuous ventilator” running along the peak of the roof, are available for the asking, …

What Direction Should I Face My Greenhouse – How About the Garden Itself

Q. In “Grow Bed Gardening,” Dr. Mittleider says, “In the nothern hemisphere, face the length of the building east and west. This gives the broadside a southern exposure and all plants get the maximum light when the days are short and the sun is farthest south.” In “The Mittleider Gardening Course,” he writes, “If you …

Simple and Inexpensive Mini-Greenhouses for Containers and Soil-Beds

It’s not too early to begin preparing for early spring planting! By covering your containers, which we call Grow-Boxes, or Soil-Beds with “Mini-Greenhouses” using PVC arches and greenhouse plastic, you can be in the garden with cool-weather plants by the end of February or the first of March. They will warm the soil and protect …

Using Greenhouses in Tropical Versus Temperate Growing Conditions

The question has been asked whether or not the height of greenhouses should be greater in warm climates – to allow for better/more air circulation. The short answer is no. To get free plans for building several styles of greenhouses visit and join the FREE MittleiderMethodGardening@yahoogroups.com, and go to the Photos and Files sections. The …