• Hose maintenance

    If you always store your hose open and empty, it will prevent the water inside from boiling in the sun. While at the same time the rubber that the hose is made out of get soft causing the boiling water to blow through the hose causing a leak

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  • Watering

    Watering inside Oriana I always drag the hose the farthest away from the water source and work my way out. Making it easier to wrangle because all the dragging is done, and you are just pulling it out. I also ran an 1/8 spaghetti line to each pant on a drip stick

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  • Topping and trellising

    While topping and trellising is easier to explain by showing there are some basic guidelines. Topping and trellising is done to create an even canopy or what I like to call a hedge. You can top where the whole top is ripped off allowing for the lower branches to become tops or…

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  • Preparing Soil

    You can re-use old planter soil and mix with compost and other growth aids - watch "Adam the Cultivator" " Preparing the Soil to Grow Outdoors" video for best practices

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  • Preparing seedings

    Remove the middle leaves from seedlings (Or “starts”) to reduce risk of pathogens like bugs, molds and fungi

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  • Preparing the Plants

    Clean the "middles" or the middle leaves to reduce the risk for pathogen growth. When transplanting, take out the plant from its seedling box, allow the roots to be free of tangling and place in a large pot with the prepared soil mix. Watch "Adam the Cultivator" "Preparing Plants for Transplanting Outdoors…

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  • Leveling

    Create a level area bigger than the greenhouse width and length and make sure the greenhouse door is conveniently accessible

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  • Choosing a location

    When positioning the Oriana adjacent to your house, choose a south-facing location and position it with the length of the greenhouse facing south

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  • Foundation options

    The most firm foundation would be a tough solid surface like concrete. You can also use lumber or concrete slabs under the perimeter base, preferably recessed into the ground so the foundation is leveled with it

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  • Before you assemble

    Remove the middle leaves from seedlings (Or “starts”) to reduce risk of pathogens like bugs, molds and fungi

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