The thought of greenhouse gardening can be a bit overwhelming if you dont know much about it. However, once you delve into it you will discover it is no harder than most everything else in life and the more you do it the easier it becomes. There is some automation that can help you as well as keeping your eyes and heart open to additional information.
There are several things that can help you make the experience of greenhouse gardening both exciting and fun. Growing your favorite flowers and vegetables will keep you engaged and experimenting with some new things keeps your mind fresh and looking for something new that keeps you going and growing.
A mistake some people make is building or buying a large greenhouse thinking this is the best way to go. They dont realize that all you need is a very basic greenhouse to get started and you can always make improvements throughout the years. You will be able to grow your favorite things from orchards to vegetables and greenhouses can be bought and built in a number of different sizes.
In order to determine the size you need, you will need to measure the available space for your greenhouse. Dont crowd your overall gardening area and make sure you leave room outside for any spring and summer gardens you intend to maintain. Choose your size wisely before you build or assemble your new greenhouse.
This is exactly how basic a greenhouse is; glass or plastic stretched on a frame. Thats it. The glass or plastic lets the sunlight in as it protects your delicate plants from the elements outside. The materials or kit you decide on will be determined by the amount of money you are able to put toward your greenhouse.
Like the Romans who were the first greenhouse gardeners on record, you will want a heat source for the cold winter months. You can heat rocks like they did or make room in your budget for a greenhouse heater. Wire racks and rods will also help keep your plants and hanging baskets organized and are well worth adding them to your budget as well.