Don’t push that tomato to the back of the patio or deck. Instead add a few flowers, mix in herbs, and try some fun containers. Now your edible container gardens are ready to stand tall and beautiful by the front door, next to the grill, or anywhere you can enjoy their beauty. Start with a simple thriller filler and spiller design method. Just consider edibles, as well as flowers, when creating your design. Use upright vegetables and herbs for your thriller. And don’t rule out tomatoes and vines, just provide them with a decorative support. For spillers try something like sweet potatoes, oregano, mint, or thyme. Or.
Add some color and fun with Nasturtiums, both the leaves and flowers are edible. Then fill in the middle with edibles and flowers. Purple basil adds color and flavor to containers and meals. Parsley is high in vitamin C, attracts swallow tail butterflies, and adds nice texture to containers. Don’t let a lack of light stop you. Greens are a great option for partially shaded locations. Bright light, swiss chard combines nicely with upright and trailing fuchsia. For cooler seasons try swiss chard, colorful lettuce, and pansies with edible flowers. Just like designing.
A flower fill container, consider color and texture. The bold leaves of cabbage command center stage, while the finer texture of bronze fennel or dill add depth and a light airy feel. Don’t be afraid to try something different. Check your basement and shed or local antique stores for potential planters. Drill some holes in the bottom and fill with vegetables. Maybe that old bucket can become a planter. Or line a colander with moss and create a container filled with greens herbs. Harvest edibles regularly to keep them productive and looking their best. Pick the outer leaves of leaf lettuce when four to six inches.
Tall. Harvest swiss chard when eight to 10 inches tall. And get the best flavor, nutritional value, and productivity by harvesting tomatoes and peppers when fully mature. As you can see, it’s easy, fun, and a great way to create containers that are both beautiful and edible. I’ll leave you with a few more ideas to inspire your creativity.
How To Install Metal Building Insulation Radiant Barrier
This is Ed Fritz, I’m the owner of WareHouseFoil and in this tutorial I’m going to talk about different installation methods for installing a radiant barrier in a commercialtype building. When I say commercialtype building, it could be an airplane hangar, a barn, a shed, a mini storage unit.pretty much any building that’s a nonresidential attic type. In fact, our original website (AtticFoil ) covers everything you need to know about RESIDENTIAL ATTIC applications. In fact, WareHouseFoil is a spinoff; we’ve had so many customers over the years do commercialtype buildings that we decided to do a dedicated website just for commercialtype applications. The biggest challenge is that there are so many different type buildings.
That can benefit from a radiant barrier that we can’t cover EVERY type of building in detail. I’m going to cover most of the commontype buildings and honestly there’s really no right or wrong way to install it. You really might have to improvise to make it work. I apologize, but we don’t have a lot of tutorials or pictures from customers so if you have any questions, please send us an email or give us a call; send us pictures of your building and we will help you with a solution for installing WareHouseFoil in your building. Remember, this information is for NONCONDITIONED (or noninsulated) buildings. These are buildings that are typically just a shell. They usually are either metal, or wood, or a flat warehouse type building.
There’s usually air flowing through from the doors and the windows and the shell is getting hot, absorbing radiant heat from the sun, and then it’s reradiating heat across the space and heating up everything inside the building. The main thing to remember is to just cover as much of the shell as possible. Basically, if the sun is hitting one side, you want to get a piece of WareHouseFoil on the inside between you and that outer shell. Here are some general rules to follow when installing WareHouseFoil: First, the more coverage, the better. Radiant barrier has a cumulative effect. Just like if you put a tree over half the building, it’ll help, same thing if you put radiant.
Barrier over half the building, it will help too. If the sun is hitting the outside of the building, you really want foil on the inside. Finally, it’s OK if you have gaps or cracks or small openings in the foil. Just remember, the more coverage the better. Second, it does not have to be pretty or perfect. Just get the WareHouseFoil up! The heat doesn’t care if the foil is a little crooked or wrinkly. Finally, let the air flow. You want air to flow freely though the building. Usually air is gonna come in the building through doors and windows and then exhaust through the top of the building through some type of exhaust vents. Most buildings can be categorized into one of three types. The first are warehouse.
Type buildings; these are usually flat roofed buildings and they’re built with either concrete walls or cinder block walls. They usually have a flat roof using a purlin system to hold the roof up, usually either a tar and gravel type roof or possibly just a bare metal roof. The second type of building are woodframed buildings. These are buildings that are built with wood frames and they’ve either got a metaltype shell (like a garage or an auto shop) or they will have a woodtype shell (like a barn). Finally, the last type of building are metalframed buildings. These are buildings that are all metal framing and they usually have an allmetal exterior skin. In this tutorial I’m going to give a brief summary on how to.
Install WareHouseFoil in each type of building. You’ll find complete information on how to install in the different type buildings at WareHouseFoil . For warehousetype buildings with purlins, you’re generally going to run the WareHouseFoil between the purlins, up and over the cross supports. Now WareHouseFoil is available both in 48quot; and 60quot; wide rolls. Typically purlins are on 60quot; (or 5ft) centers, so the foil fits perfectly between the two purlins. All you have to do is bring the foil up and over the cross supports from one end of the building to the other. If you don’t have cross supports, you can create your own it’s really easy! You can use wire or cord or packing strapping, pvc pipe, 1×2 lumber.pretty.
Much anything just to create something to hold the foil up. It doesn’t weight a whole lot, but it’s super strong and durable. You just want to create a grid so the foil can go from one end to the other between the purlins. Woodframed buildings are probably the easiest to install WareHouseFoil in, both in the roof and in the walls. A woodframed building usually has wood frames and either a metal skin or a wood skin, kinda like a barn. Really, all you are doing is stapling the foil to that wood framing. You can either go horizontally or vertically, you can take the measurements and decided whatever is best for you. All you are looking for is you want a piece of foil inside the wood framing. Coming from.