How to Heat Your Greenhouse and Extend Your Growing Season Through Winter

For many gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts, the winter season puts a stop to most – if not all – gardening activities. It’s just too cold and the weather is too volatile. Backyard greenhouses can extend your growing season (and therefore your gardening activities) for much longer, and in many cases, a greenhouse can lead to year-round production for your enclosed

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Canada Legalizes Recreational Cannabis

Canada recently passed bill C-45, otherwise known as the Cannabis Act. According to the Marijuana Policy Project’s website, starting on October 17, 2018, it will be legal for licensed business entities to commercially grow, sell, and distribute medical and adult-use cannabis. Individual provinces will determine the legal age limits, whether private or government retailers will sell cannabis, as well as

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WeatherPort’s Automated Light Deprivation Greenhouse System

Light deprivation changes the amount of light a plant receives in order to mimic the seasonal changes. This allows growers to mature plants faster and have a harvest multiple times during the growing season. WeatherPort offers an automated light deprivation greenhouse system that is particularly popular in legal cannabis growing operations. Usually, physical work from growers is necessary to practice light deprivation. Growers must set up blackout-tarps on a schedule for their plants to receive the benefits of light depo, but our automated system eliminates the need for this physical work. Check out our video demonstrating our greenhouses’ automated light deprivation systems.


Expand Your Small Business with a Fabric Building!

Your small business may be growing at a rapid rate like many other startup and small business. Although the growth is great, you may not be able to construct any additional spaces or buildings due to costs. One solution is to use a fabric structure instead of a brick-and-mortar building. This would eliminate construction, staff, and site preparation costs. In addition to being a cheaper than other buildings, fabric structures offer flexibility and energy-efficiency while being high quality. WeatherPort offers a host of fabric structures and customization options and you may consider working with our design team while looking for fabric structures for your business.


7 Tips for Legal Cannabis Greenhouse Growers

As cannabis markets open up in various states, more people are considering entering the legal cannabis industry. If you wish to enter the legal marijuana market as a grower there are some things you must know. There are seven key essentials to practice to have the best crop yields. You must study growing techniques, buy high-quality seeds, use good soil, monitor growing room temperature, have proper ventilation, and have enough space. One good option to fulfill the space and ventilation requirements is to use a fabric structure for your growing operation. You can get more information about legal cannabis growing by checking out the Grow Weed Easy and Royal Queen Seeds websites.


10 Water Saving Tips for Gardeners

With a dry season upon us, it’s important to conserve water as well as make sure your plants get enough water. There are 10 ways to make sure plants get enough water without wasting water resources during a dry season. How you plant your plants is important so you must pay attention to the sun, use and maintain mulch and plant in wide beds. Additionally, gardening practices are important for proper watering of plants. You must test garden moisture, water plants in the morning, de-weed the garden, and don’t use garden hoses. Two final tips are to recycle water and use native plants. This guide will help your garden flourish drying any dry season.


Grow More in a Portable Greenhouse

Portable greenhouses are a great option whether you are a commercial grower or just have a private garden. WeatherPort designs portable greenhouses with durability and strength in mind to serve commercial or private growing operations. Be sure to compare our portable greenhouses with off-the-shelf greenhouses to find the best deal for your growing needs.


5 Things to Consider Before Investing in a Greenhouse

Greenhouses appeal to many, especially commercial gardeners because they protect plants from the elements and allow you to have a growing season all year long. Before you buy a greenhouse, you must recognize that all greenhouses aren’t the same. Consider size, capabilities, material, advanced options, and manufacturer reputation when buying a greenhouse. As you shop for a greenhouse, you may want to consider a fabric greenhouse, such as the structures made by WeatherPort. No matter your choice, you want a greenhouse fully equipped to help your plants thrive, otherwise it’s nothing more than a green display room.


3 Tips for Great Greenhouse Growing

Greenhouses are gaining popularity to grow specific plants or personal food supply since they protect plants from the elements. Optimal growth doesn’t come just from using a greenhouse, however, and there are three things gardeners should do for their greenhouse plants. Gardeners must control the climate, monitor humidity, and choose the right soil for the plants. Following the tips in this guide, as well as using an energy-efficient and durable greenhouse will help give plants what they need to survive.


Northwest Flower and Garden Show

If you are in the Seattle area, please check us out at the annual Northwest Flow and Garden Show at the Washington Convention Center. This February we will be showcasing one of our greenhouse structures, a portable 6-foot-by-4-foot Garden Port. Greenhouses are necessary if you are looking to extend the growing season for your crops or want to protect special plants. We would love for you to stop by our booth if you are a hobbyist, retailer, or commercial grower because we have structures to support any type of growing operation.


GrowPort Cannabis Greenhouses

You may be considering growing cannabis as more states legalize recreational and medical marijuana. If you want to join the legal cannabis market as a grower you will need the right support for your operation. Growing cannabis requires a lot of care and diligence and you must invest in the right equipment. Grow tents must have proper lighting, ventilation, and watering systems, drying rooms, and other tools for a successful operation. WeatherPort offers GrowPorts designed to support all aspects of legal cannabis operations, as well as bonus features such as panic doors.


Different Structures for Different Uses: Highlighting Our Products

Fabric structures have many different uses and are a great alternative to brick-and-mortar buildings. Many customers use our WeatherPort products in their own unique ways, with customized structures. Our open-air structures are great for events like weddings, festivals, and markets. We also have enclosed structures that are great for camping, glamping, greenhouses, ski resorts and even sports facilities.


A Greenhouse is a Great Choice for Year-Round Gardening

Just because winter is on its way, it doesn’t mean you have to stop gardening. You can use either a permanent or portable greenhouse to extend your growing season and grow plants that can’t handle the cold. There are questions you must ask yourself before buying a greenhouse to make sure you get the right equipment for your growing needs. Keep in mind your greenhouse must keep humidity levels around 70-85%, have proper lighting, and temperature control for optimal plant growth. After you know what you need to protect your plants, you will shop around for the best greenhouse for those needs. One optional is a fabric greenhouse, which can be just as durable as a classic greenhouse.


Benefits of the WeatherPort Greenhouse

WeatherPort offers greenhouse and grow tents for both commercial and residential users. They offer many features that help them to stand out from the competition and offer the best value. Weatherport greenhouses have custom options, high-quality materials, and construction, and are easy to use. You can have a greenhouse to serve all your needs and is also portable so you can take it down when not in use it at any location.While there are many types of greenhouses, a fabric structure will allow you the greatest amount of flexibility without sacrificing strength and longevity.


WeatherPort™ Greenhouses

WeatherPort Shelter Systems™ creates permanent and portable greenhouses called GardenPorts™ for both year-round and seasonal use. WeatherPort™ brings over 45 years of experience building the best of tension fabric structures. The durability and quality is shown in every greenhouse. Permanent and portable greenhouses are essentially hand crafted to the clients’ purpose. Every aspect from the type of door, fabric, size,

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Efficiently Grow Coveted Exotic Plants

If you want to grow exotic plants for either personal or commercial purposes you will need a greenhouse, which provides a climate-controlled environment. There are traditional materials for greenhouses like glass and wood you can consider, but you can also use a fabric structure. WeatherPort offers fabric greenhouses called GardenPorts that can efficiently grow and protect exotic plants year-round. There are many benefits to using a GardenPort instead of traditional greenhouses as well as customization options. Learn more about how you can use a GardenPort for your commercial or private uses.


The Ongoing Debate of Native Versus Non-Native Plants

Some argue that non-native plants and species have negative impacts on the environment. However, research shows that some non-native plants and species can have a positive effect in new environments. Some non-native plants and species in the United States include the Honey Bee, Ginkgo Biloba, and Evergreen Dogwood. These are examples of non-native plants and species naturalized to our environment so don’t fear using non-native plants in your garden or greenhouse.

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