One of the ways to get a jump start for spring planting, even before the frost has left for the winter, is to start with a Greenhouse. Greenhouses come in a variety of shapes and sizes for any back yard gardener. With the wonderful technology, you can even have a “cold house” during the winter to keep your vegetation longer. Hard to say “no” to some “hot house tomatoes” for a BLT in the cold of winter.
A greenhouse can be pleasing to the eye, with the many design features of today’s modern styles. The functions of a greenhouse are remarkable and fully functional to even a novice gardener or a full fledge weekend warrior. Here’s some information and advantages of having a full time greenhouse.
Greenhouses are designed to allow sunlight to filter through the walls and ceiling. The sunlight warms the trapped air inside, creating chemical reactions. These reactions help the plants to grow to their full capacity while protecting them from outside elements. It is a well-known fact that plants grow better when they have temperate heat and a good water source. A greenhouse gives them both.
When planning a greenhouse, pick a construction site where it will receive optimal sunlight throughout the year. Consider temperature fluctuations of the different seasons in your area and choose your plants accordingly. The temperature inside the greenhouse will always be warmer than the air outside. In freezing climates, however, artificial heat must be provided to stabilize the temperature and allow the plants to continue their growth. On the other end of the spectrum, a greenhouse can become too hot and must be cooled down. A good ventilation system is crucial in the event that hot air must be released. Some people do this by opening the doors of their greenhouse. Others spray the floors with water.
By offering shelter from the elements and an optimal environment for growth, vegetables, fruit and ornamental plants can be cultivated and grown regardless of the weather or climate outside. All that is needed is a well-built greenhouse and plenty of sunshine, along with proper maintenance provided by the grower.
Have I sparked an interest now? Will you be considering adding a greenhouse to your garden area? I certainly hope I peeked your interest. You can visit my store, Paradise Water Fountains and see a selection of greenhouses to fit not only your garden space, but your budget too. We offer a wide variety of garden items for your home. Stop by, take a look, if we can be of any assistance, please use our contact form.
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