Thinking about a Greenhouse?
|Although a greenhouse is the dream of many gardeners, some
careful planning needs to be done to make sure that your green house lives
up to your expectations.
First of all, a greenhouse is just a structure that can provide a
more controlled and even environment for your plants. To begin with,
you need to decide what your greenhouse will be used for; starting seedlings
earlier in the spring; growing tropical plants, or keeping a salad garden
all winter. Your decision will determine the basics of your greenhouse,
such as the size, and whether to add electricity (for heaters).
You may prefer to attach your greenhouse right to the side of the house. This is perfect if you are adding water and electricity as you can tap right into your water and electrical supply. Otherwise you may have to run an electrical cord to the structure during the colder months to power a heater if your building is farther away from the power source.
Be sure to provide lots of ventilation too. Plants need the fresh air and of course bees need to be able to come and go if you want your plants and vegetables to be pollinated in order to produce fruit.
My family loves greenhouses; my parents have a tiny, rather saggy looking plastic sheeting and wood model with a couple of benches inside that was very inexpensive to build, but year after year, it produces hundreds of pounds of blight-free tomatoes. My sister has a beautiful glass free-standing greenhouse, and although not many plants are grown in it, it makes a wonderful spot for the bartender to set up during her many garden parties!
Whatever you choose, a greenhouse can be a delightful addition and focal point to your garden and outdoor living.
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