…Amazing Greenhouse Benefits and Everything Else You Should Know
If you’re thinking of getting a greenhouse in your garden, there are lots of reasons to go ahead with it. Greenhouses can benefit you in many different ways. There are some things you should know first though, before you decide on your greenhouse and anything you might grow in there.
Here are some amazing greenhouse benefits and everything else you should know about them:
You Can Save Money On Your Food Shopping
One of the most obvious benefits when you’re starting your own greenhouse, is that you can save money on your food and shopping bill. You can grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs, saving you a substantial amount of money on your healthy food shop. You’ll also be able to grow certain things during any season, when they may not be available in shops or found anywhere else. This means you can eat the foods you love no matter what time of year it is! You’ll never need to rush to the shop for tomatoes, and you can eat yummy fruit whenever the feeling takes you.
No Need To Worry About The Seasons
With a greenhouse, there’s no need to worry about how your plants will fare during different seasons. If you know anything about plants, you’ll know that many of them thrive during different seasons. You need to be organised in your approach to planting different things so that they flower at the right time. If you don’t, you’ll be fighting a losing battle. That being said, a greenhouse means you don’t need to worry about the seasons. You can grow what you like, when you like, as you get to control your greenhouse and play mother nature.
Protection For Your Plants
A greenhouse offers protection to your plants. They’ll be protected from storms, and any other environmental factors that could hinder your gardening efforts. Not only that, they’ll be protected from pests and any kind of bugs/animals that might come along and try to eat your plants. If your garden is usually full of pests that like the taste of your hydrangeas, or if winter is soon to be upon you, getting a greenhouse could change the way you do your gardening for good.
Give A Better Environment For Your Plants To Thrive
You can completely control the environment with your greenhouse, giving a much better environment for your plants to thrive. You can’t control the weather, but you can control the temperature and humidity in your greenhouse, giving your plants a way to reach their full potential. You can rest assured that your plants will be doing everything they are supposed to and you’ll be overjoyed at the results!
Enjoy Multipurpose Gardening
As you’re not planting your different plants in the same soil, you can enjoy multipurpose gardening. You can plant a little of everything if you wish, without needing to worry whether something is contaminating something else. As long as you do a little planning on where you’ll put things and what you’ll use, you can usually plant a multitude of fun things.
Develop A New Hobby
Greenhouses are often used for hobby gardening, which can be a lot of fun. If you’ve been thinking about new hobbies to try, then this could be for you. A greenhouse kit could easily get you started on this fun journey without having to put too much work in. Many people say that gardening is extremely relaxing, so it makes a good hobby.
Buying The Essentials
When you decide to get a greenhouse, you need to be prepared to buy the essentials. This includes a ventilator. Most greenhouses need these so that they can remain the perfect temperature and humidity as you use them. You don’t want your plants to end up cooking themselves! Many greenhouse will come with a ventilator, but sometimes, this isn’t enough. You may need to buy separate bits of kit.
Choosing The Right Greenhouse
You can’t just choose any old greenhouse and hope for the best. There are an abundance of different styles and types, depending on how you envision your work in the greenhouse. A regular metal framed greenhouse is usually eco-friendly and the most popular one people buy. This style will suit most people, regardless of what they are planning on doing with their greenhouse. However, if you’re short on space, there’s a greenhouse for you too. There are ‘mini’ glass greenhouses that you can slot somewhere you have room. No need to worry if you’re short on space! Choosing the right area for your chosen greenhouse is important though, as you may need to make the most of the sun for your chosen plants. That being said, if your greenhouse is in full sun, then ventilation is a must. Studying brochures and websites for greenhouses properly will help you to decide on the right one for you.
Getting The Fixtures And Fittings
You’ll need fixtures and fittings in your greenhouse to make sure you can accomplish the things you want to accomplish. Most people have it in their head that they want to grow a bit of everything, so staying flexible with your greenhouse is a must. Staging your greenhouse is a popular way to make room for all kinds of cuttings and seeds. Two storey staging will allow you to have twice the number of plants in your greenhouse, so make sure you do that if you can.
Should Your Greenhouse Be Hot Or Cold?
One question many people ask when considering this, is should their greenhouse be hot or cold? You can grow certain plants in a cold greenhouse with no need to worry about heating. However, being able to heat your greenhouse will open up a whole world of possibilities to you. To keep the cost of heating your greenhouse as low as possible, you could consider getting it as close as you can to an existing power supply. It’s usually best to use an electrician for this job, as you could encounter many problems if you try to do it yourself.
Simple Tips For Growing In Your Greenhouse
With all of the above in mind, here are some simple tips that will help you grow in your greenhouse:
- If you want to have some fun with the things you grow in your greenhouse, choose something that you could only grow in there. Why not fruits that thrive off lots of heat? You could even grow a tropical plant.
- During cold nights you can use bubble wrap to keep your plants a good temperature, or even a fleece.
- Watering in the evening when the temperature is cooler will stop the liquid from evaporating.
- Have a look for sneaky slugs and snails before you go to bed, or you might lose some of your hard work.
- Keep your greenhouse neat and tidy as you go along.
- Keep a close eye on the temperature, as a few degrees could make all the difference.
- A thermometer will be your most invaluable tool in a greenhouse. You should never be without one!
Now you know what a greenhouse can do for your plants, what are you waiting for? You could be enjoying a much higher quality of plants, and even having more fun in your gardening endeavours. You could be growing things you never dreamed you’d be able to, like watermelons or chilis. This can even make your cooking and food more exciting. If you have any comments or ideas you’d like to share, leave one below.
Will you be getting a greenhouse?
I will be! I’ve just got to find someone to fix it up for me 🙂