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Greenhouses Are Perfect For Year Round Gardening

By Sarah Duke

Raising a garden in a greenhouse is an enjoyable and useful hobby. It’s actually considered by many experts in stress management to be a perfect way to unwind from a hectic day and become more attuned to nature. A greenhouse provides a protected environment for you to tend all kinds of plants. As well, it’s more convenient to try out new varieties and hybrids. It’s also perfect for providing a continuous supply of tasty, fresh vegetables all year long.

But before you build a greenhouse or buy one, you have to make some plans. The most critical consideration in your planning is location. Garden greenhouses need a lot of sunshine all through the year. In order for your plants to flourish, they need adequate quantities of light. If you don’t have enough natural daylight, you will have to supplement it with specialized lighting, which can be quite costly.

When deciding where to locate the greenhouse, be aware that maximum exposure to the sun should be on the longest side of the structure. Don’t set it near saplings that will eventually grow into large, shade producing trees. When they reach maturity, the leaves will block the sunlight from your greenhouse.

Greenhouses let you grow vegetables and flowers in a limited amount of space in a controlled climate. Generally, these structures are made from glass or plastic in order to permit easy access to the sun’s rays. As well, these materials will protect your plants from potentially damaging environmental effects. The structure must have proper ventilation in order to prevent overheating. Maintaining an optimal temperature is an important aspect of this kind of indoor gardening.

Make sure you buy or build a greenhouse with a sturdy frame. It needs to be able to withstand hail, sleet, heavy snow and strong winds. It’s all too easy for a flimsy building to collapse under the force of any of these elements.

With a greenhouse, you can enjoy fresh cut flowers and nutritious vegetables regardless of the weather outside. Most of your favorite vegetables will thrive in an indoor setting. Carrots, radishes, lettuce and tomatoes are very easy to raise in a greenhouse environment. If you’re growing tomatoes, you will need to provide some string for them to climb or cling to. Herbs and spices are also appropriate for greenhouse gardening, and will grow easily in a small pot.

Greenhouses are easy to build and maintain, and are available in an assortment of sizes and materials to suit every home and budget. You can even get an indoor greenhouse if you don’t have a backyard. Learn more at Garden Greenhouses.

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Duke, Sarah "Greenhouses Are Perfect For Year Round Gardening." Greenhouses Are Perfect For Year Round Gardening. 17 May. 2009. uberarticles.com. 23 Oct 2015 <http://uberarticles.com/home-and-family/home-improvement/greenhouses-are-perfect-for-year-round-gardening/>.

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