Whitefly are an infamous greenhouse pest. One of the best controls for whitefly is Dicyphus hesperus (referred to as dicyphus from here on), a true bug that will feed on a wide variety of greenhouse pests. Dicyphus works best as a preventative from whitefly (and other insects) establishing, so hasn’t been used traditionally (as it is […]
Editors note: People around the world grow the same crop in different ways. I asked Peter to share about how he grows peppers in his hobby greenhouse in Kenya. I hope you find what he writes as fascinating as I do! I am from Kenya’s central province near Mt Kenya’s cold regions with temperatures ranging […]
If you’re interested in passive solar greenhouses, I believe that you must look at the Chinese model. A few years ago I joined a tour of greenhouse operators visiting passive solar greenhouses in China and I’d like to tell you a bit about them.
There are few things as discouraging as raising a crop only to have it taken over by tiny insects that you can’t seem to control. We have a few critters making an impact on our greenhouse right now; spider mites, thrips and new this week: flea beetles. But today I’m focusing on aphids—a pest that […]
Heirloom tomatoes are some of the most interesting plants that I ever grew outside. With a wide range of bizarre shapes, colours and flavours, these are fantastic plants for the garden. But do they grow inside. I was determined to try them in my greenhouse, and here’s what I found out.
Thrips are currently the bane of my greenhouse. Thrips are a tiny, long and narrow shaped insect which love to attack flowers and also the growing point of plants (especially cucumbers, though thrips are not too fussy). They often damage the fruit when it is still close to microscopic-sized, killing part of the fruit, and […]