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BC Greenhouses
October 15, 2010


The Sungarden is the strongest do-it-yourself greenhouse available.

With exceptional design that boosts energy efficiency, the Sungarden hobby greenhouse kit is built with unbreakable polycarbonate glazing that withstands heavy snow loads and 85 mph winds. The stylish curved eave design is ideal for avid gardeners who desire the tall sidewalls and extra growing space.

Designed by gardeners - this greenhouse is built for generations. Contact us today to find out why thousands of gardeners agree!

Offer is valid for orders placed September 27, 2010 - January 31, 2011
(standard lead times apply).


Upgrading Your Greenhouse for Higher Winds

BC Greenhouse Builders is leading the pack on ways to build and maintain a greenhouse in almost any climate. Our standard greenhouses are rated for 85 mile per hour winds. We offer a unique service to upgrade the greenhouse to sustain higher winds up to 120 miles per hour if necessary. Coastal states hit hard by hurricane season and even some states and provinces see stronger winds throughout the year and many customers are requesting the upgrade.

The wind-load is increased by adding additional bracing, increasing the size of our horizontal braces and roof purlins when necessary. The typical solar automatic roof vent can be replaced with an upgraded wind resistant vent. BCG will also replace the standard roof vents with exhaust fan systems in certain situations.
The greenhouse wind-load upgrades can be engineered with the specifications of all 50 US States as well as all Canadian provinces and territories. When a permit is required, we partner with engineer firms who can supply sealed drawings with the acceptable guidelines. To determine the guidelines, customers must contact their local building department. BC Greenhouse Builders works within these guidelines to ensure safety and longevity of your greenhouse.

For more information on upgrading your greenhouse for higher winds, please call 1-888-391-4433.


Gardening in a Cool Greenhouse by Greta Heinen

For the Month of October:


Like last month, bulbs are placed into pots or containers and stored in cool area. In February you will enjoy the color and fragrance that these bulbs have to offer.


The roots of the previously taken cuttings are now developed. These cuttings are planted into 4” pots for the winter season. Late cuttings can still be taken from the frost-sensitive plants.

Pruning Stock or Parent Plants:

In the warmer climate plants remain outside longer, but this month the frost sensitive plants are ready to be cut back and brought in.


Tip: The morning is the best time to water plants in the greenhouse. The cuttings on the heated propagating bed will require watering. Once the cuttings are re-potted they will go dormant and develop their root system. Dormant plants will not be actively growing and will therefore require less water.

The Christmas cacti are brought in and slowly start watering to encourage the formation of buds for a Christmas display. All watering is stopped for all the other cacti plants and they will remain dry during the winter months. A light misting is done if the cacti leaves start to shrivel and dry up.

Greenhouse Notes


Minimum temperatures are checked daily, since heating thermostat settings will often require adjustment.


On sunny days there can be a heat build-up inside the greenhouse. To eliminate this, the constant air circulation with a small fan will force the heat to rise and open the automatic roof vents.

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