Must Haves for Your Shiny New (or New to You) School Greenhouse

September 09, 2015

I've noticed several posts on NAAE Communities of Practice and Facebook "Ag Ed Discussion Lab" concerning:  "What are your must haves for your greenhouse?"  Not a must have greenhouse mind you, but the stuff that goes into the greenhouse. Here's the list I managed to compile but I know I have left a few things out. 

  1. Plastic Garbage cans (preferably wheeled to move soil from bench to bench)
  2. 4 inch pots, 10 inch pots, and hanging baskets
  3. Water hose(s) that will reach every square inch of your greenhouse
  4. Water wand(s) and water breaker(s)
  5. Hose carts
  6. Shade cloth
  7. Fertilizer injector
  8. Automatic watering system
  9. Nursery wagon(s)
  10. Sharpies.  Lots of black sharpies.
  11. Wheel barrow
  12. Planting tables (preferably metal, rust resistant)

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