10 Greenhouse Gardening Advantages
Written by Matt W (Greenhousestores) on 19th Oct 2016.
Don’t be discouraged by the cost of building your own greenhouse, as greenhouse gardening is really the newest innovative way to garden. You need to weigh up the gains from greenhouse gardening against the cost you will incur from building it.
After reading this article, it will become obvious that the benefits of greenhouse gardening far outweigh the costs.
The new wave of gardening
This is a real testament to how much of a gardening lover you are. It does take time, effort and money to build your own greenhouse, and so committed gardening lovers will be up for it. However, greenhouse gardening will help you say bye to problems in gardening and make the whole process much more fun and fruitful (pun intended).
Stable, steady and regular gardening
In moderate climates like Britain, the weather is always changing which not only limits what seasonal crops you can grow, but also limits you to species which can survive in temperate conditions. With a greenhouse you will be able to moderate the climate that the crop needs to be able to thrive. No longer will you need to contend with winds, heavy rain, or drought when you can control the weather in your greenhouse. This also allows you to have the flexibility you want for your different types of gardening.
Not only will your greenhouse be able to shield your plants from difficult weather conditions leading to an upsetting demise for your crop, but it will also protect them from the various pests and creatures that could distress your plants.
Plants are not the strongest of living things and less hardy species can be very fragile. Therefore, providing your plants with a greenhouse is a very effective way of keeping out all those pesky bugs and foxes.
Savings on your weekly shop
It’s easy to eat badly nowadays when the unhealthiest items on your shopping list are cheaper than fruit and veg, not to mention not really knowing what type of preservative you are consuming with shop bought fruit and veg. By being able to grow your own fruit and veg all year round it’s going to make your pocket considerably heavier with the money you save.
Maximum Growing Conditions
As avid gardening lovers will know, the best environment for growing vegetables or herbs is a warm and humid climate. This is exactly the condition a greenhouse is designed to provide. The greenhouse’s main function is to capture an equitable amount of heat and water vapour to provide a warm and humid environment for you to be able to grow your crop to its maximum potential.
Say goodbye to seasons
As mentioned before, with a greenhouse you will be able control the conditions for your plants. Being able to play god with the weather means that you won’t need to abide by the rules of the seasons. Say you want strawberries in autumn? That’s your prerogative. As you control the temperature of your greenhouse, you can grow seasonal fruit and veg in whichever season you choose.
Personalize your Greenhouse
Everyone likes to be unique. With a greenhouse you can easily bring your personality into it. Having a greenhouse is like owning an exhibition and everything inside is up to your creativity. It’s like botanical interior designing. You could have hanging plants, a tools corner and different assortment of plants. This botanical world is your oyster.
Never have landscaping problems again
Landscaping is always an ambitious and arduous task. It can definitely be a bane in the neck for a lot of gardening lovers and can quite often be the reason people new to gardening decide to quit. It is not easy to get a design that works well and then it’s a very tiring and costly process to see to completion.
There is no need to worry about landscaping if you decide to go with greenhouses. It can be a very good look for your garden. Greenhouses come in all different shapes and sizes and you can design your greenhouses to the size of your garden.
All your gardening needs in one place
Your greenhouse can act as your shed as well. Why not keep all your gardening tools and electric machines in your greenhouse closest to where you need it. This saves you space as well as being convenient for you.
Plant anything you like!
Because in a greenhouse you’re not planting directly into the ground of your garden, you can plant whatever you like. You don’t have to worry about the arrangement of the plants or whether they are indoor or outdoor plants. They can go anywhere you like. You can mix the plants you want to grow in your greenhouse and most definitely have a full range of fruit, vegetables, herbs, and flowers. It is even possible to house more tropical plants such as bonsai or cacti.
Though there is a large initial cost for building a greenhouse, as mentioned, the benefits will far outweigh this amount, not to mention your happiness of being able to grow healthy crops, year round.