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Greenhouse Gardening For All

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People usually think that greenhouses are a luxury that they cannot afford and that it is only a fun activity for the wealthy, but that statement is way off. A greenhouse is a great all-year-round garden that can be extravagant and inexpensive at the same time! You can even build your greenhouse by using recycled materials or by purchasing affordable freestanding kits. Also, don’t think that it matters if you have a flat or if you live in a house. For those who think that a lack of space is their problem, know that you can build a mini greenhouse on your terrace, or even on the rooftop! It will be a fun experiment, and you will store way more seeds than you initially planned. You can say that greenhouse gardening is an activity for everyone since it doesn’t require a lot of tools, skills, or money investments. So what are you waiting for? Time to plant!

What To Grow In A Greenhouse

Deciding on what you want to grow should be entirely based on your preferences. Start by making a list of what you want to plant. However, keep in mind that some of the vegetable seeds, such as sweet corn, take up a lot of the space, so it may not be the most practical option. Also, you might want to avoid artichokes since it takes them a whole year to reach maturity, and asparagus which takes 3 years! Once you calculate the space in your greenhouse, you also need to think about your climate zone. If you are wondering what to grow in a greenhouse in winter since it is below 40°F during the night, here are your best options. Spinach, sweet peas, violets, and lettuce can all survive even the harshest winters and still taste yummy! However, if you live in the intermediate climate (45 to 55°F during the night) your best options are cactus, beans, carrots, mushrooms, and onions. Climates that go from 55 to 65°F at night are perfect for planting roses, tomatoes, grapes, nectarines, and strawberries.

Indoor Or Outdoor?

The biggest problem that you might face is knowing where to set up your greenhouse. Some are not lucky enough to have a big garden and add all the fancy shelves as well as the proper heating equipment. However, inside gardening does have many benefits. Outside greenhouses take a lot more time to maintain, and they ask for constant checkups. For instance, imagine if it starts to rain and you need to check your plants as the roof spar crack opened! You should have your umbrella next to you and run to do a quick checkup! On the other hand, raincoats for women are not essential if you are planning on having a mini greenhouse on your balcony. This type of greenhouse will take up a lot less space, time, and money. It is all about having a proper plan and doing what you enjoy. Always remember that most plants get along fine, whether inside, outside or on the balcony!

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