Gardening Tips : Growing Flowers in a Green House

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Hi, this is Yolanda from vanveenbulbs.

Com,and in this segment we're going to talk about how to grow flowers in a greenhouse.

Now I'mvery fortunate to live in an area where I can build a greenhouse.

We have a nice areaof land and we have room and so we built this beautiful 24 x 48 greenhouse.

And you justplant flowers in a greenhouse just like you would outside, so it's very simple.

See Ilove my pineapple lillies, this is a eucomis, and so I just plant the bulbs in the springand I throw them in the greenhouse and they come up and bloom by late summer into fall.

And because it's going to start freezing outside they would die back if I left them outsideat night, so by leaving them in the greenhouse I get an extra couple months of growth, soa lot of things won't die back.

I'm not heating my greenhouse at all just because of the incredibleexpense of heating a greenhouse, but if you live in a milder climate or you have a largeproduction then it is worth heating the greenhouse.

But any more in colder climates it's verydifficult to handle the expense of heating it, but there's a lot of different optionsand a lot of different ways that you can take care of your plants.

Now there's all typesof plants that grow great in a greenhouse, any plant that grows outside.

I've got a crocosmiasthat have done really well, my pineapple lillies, my begonias have done really well in the greenhouse.

And even my alstrumaria, or Peruvian lillies, they're a little bit hard to get to grow outsidebecause it doesn't get quite hot enough for them, but they love the greenhouse conditions.

I try not to use any chemicals or any insecticides in my greenhouse because I want my gardento be as organic as possible and I found outside of a few little slug bites on some of thefoliage, I really have been lucky and not had a lot of issues with any kinds of bugsor insects.

And I try to dry everything out periodically too just because the slugs anda lot of the bugs need the moisture, so by drawing it out then a lot of the bugs don'tseem to be the problem that they are in the early spring.

So another trick is as soonas everything turns brown I chop them down and I just leave everything dry over the winterand then I just start watering them in the spring again.

So whether you plant plantsinside or outside, it's very easy to grow them in a greenhouse.

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