Shopping Cart

We want to direct you to the right website. Please tell us where you live.

(This is a one-time message unless you reset your location.)

The Chinese Greenhouse

New Title: Look at the Pub. Date below to see when this title is available.

$34.99 USD

Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2020-11-03
ISBN: 9780865719293
Format: Paperback - 240 pages
Size: 7.5" x 9" (w x h)
BISAC: GARDENING / Greenhouses

The Chinese Greenhouse

Design and Build a Low-Cost, Passive Solar Greenhouse

Originally developed in China to feed millions, Chinese greenhouses are earth-sheltered, solar-heated, east-west oriented, intelligently glazed, and well-insulated. They have proven highly effective in growing warm-weather vegetables and fruits like green peppers and tomatoes in cold climates through fall, winter, and early spring using passive solar energy as the sole heat source.

The Chinese Greenhouse is a full-color comprehensive guide to these passive solar greenhouses for self-sufficiency and growing year-round in soil or aquaponic grow beds with no additional heat. Coverage includes:

  • How to design, build, and operate a Chinese greenhouse
  • How to improve performance via short-term and long-term heat banking
  • How to provide additional heat to make your greenhouse operate even more effectively
  • How to cool the greenhouse during the summer.

Become a more self-sufficient gardener, growing and harvesting a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables year-round, with your own Chinese greenhouse.

About the Author

Dan Chiras, Ph.D, is the author of numerous books on renewable energy, including The Solar House and The Homeowners Guide to Renewable Energy. He has been growing in greenhouses for nearly two decades and in his own passive solar Chinese greenhouse since 2017. Dan lives in Gerald, MO.



Homegrown & Handmade - 2nd Edition

A Practical Guide to More Self-reliant Living

by Deborah Niemann


Raising Rabbits for Meat

by Eric Rapp and Callene Rapp


Bioshelter Market Garden

A Permaculture Farm

by Darrell Frey


Uprisings

A Hands-On Guide to the Community Grain Revolution

by Sarah Simpson and Heather McLeod


Raising Goats Naturally, 2nd Edition

The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat, and More

by Deborah Niemann