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Introducing: Yard by Yard

My favorite place to buy plants most certainly is going to be Yard by Yard. They have these huge greenhouses with so many plants. They have always been great, and it turns out that my father has painted the guys house.

They mainly grow pretty things. They aren’t primarily fruit trees or herbs, they just don’t sale as well. It is a shame, I feel like that is the best part.

They have classy statues and other amazing items. I am only showing pictures of the plants. I will do a different segment about their gift shop. They just have beautiful plants and such a variety.

Now just because it is not their primary business they do carry herbs. I wish I did better with basil this year but there will always be better luck next year.

I always walk around that place for a good thirty minutes or so. They just have so much to offer.

I find myself just sitting there watching the place because they have free roaming lizards.

Large greenhouses that are full of Beautiful green life. It is just amazing seeing everything that they do.

Happy flowers everywhere you go. It is just so peaceful. It makes you feel as though you have walked into another space.

So when I came today he said that this was their slow season and I was like, “for why?” He said that most people prefer to grow starting in spring and aren’t as interested in the fall growing season.

I figured that I could help by posting how amazing they are and highlighting how great their plants are.

So I encourage everyone to show up at your mom and pop greenhouse. Take some pictures, tell your friends, and of course buy a plant.

After all, plants are the future of the entire planet as well as being beautiful and amazing.

Greenhouses: Sun diffusion

Sun diffusion is a word that I have read a lot about while looking into information on Greenhouses. It is pretty much light scattering. It turned out that scattered or diffused light is able to assist plants with better photosynthesis.

It promotes growth by distributing the light more evenly. Most products have fixed amounts of sun diffusion. Each one has a percentage rating. Sun diffusion is pretty important and finding out what you will need for your area is a great idea.

The amount of sun diffusion will effect how your plants grow both in summer and winter months. Knowing the amount of direct sunlight that your greenhouse receives during both seasons before making a proper decision is always good.

Of course, I do like to jump in and as questions later, but this is a long term investment. I am planning on going full insulation and getting the 8mm polycarbonate which is the largest size that I will be able to get for the specific one that I plan on getting.

The minimum suggested is 2mm or 3mm, but the lowest I saw sold in my area is 4mm. I also haven’t seen any odd numbers either. Most people in my location seem to be using hoop houses and simply taking them down in the winter unless they are partially underground. They are not the best isolated but they work. Just not for me.

I like the idea of the sun diffusion assisting with plant growth. Now that I understand a little bit more about it and my responsibilities for heating and cooling I believe that 8mm polycarbonate will be the best option.

Regardless, I didn’t find any that actually explained anything about it without attempting to sell me something. I will continue to look into things as I go along and learn more. I have started watching these YouTube videos posted by Oregan State University. Hopefully, I can find more information in the suggested videos. Then again, my YouTube is starting to make me look like a plant nerd.