So you want a Greenhouse? So Do I, We plan to build a greenhouse this year. Here are some helpful tips for you to consider, as we plan to build our Garden Shed/Greenhouse too!
Update- We have started our Gardenshed/greenhouse project- See some of the obstacles we have had to deal with get get
the garden shed project started-
I have also added some suggested books on greenhouses here
Recommended Reading to learn more about Building a Greenhouse and Greenhouse Gardening
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Before you rush out to purchase a greenhouse, you may want to spend some time thinking about how to build a greenhouse yourself.
More and more people are starting to successfully build their own greenhouses and are reaping all the benefits that they have to offer.
Longer growing seasons, home grown food, Plants started from seed, to name a few of the perks of building a greenhouse!
Let’s have a look at a few of the big reasons that you should consider to build a greenhouse.
Customized Design - That's right- YOUR own design!
The first reason to build a greenhouse yourself, is because when you do it yourself, you will have complete control over the design and layout of the project.
When you purchase a ready-made greenhouse, you won’t be able to determine the overall size, shape, or how the interior is structured, and these factors can determine your growing success.
Almost anyone can easily put together a greenhouse themselves if they do have some knowledge about the process of building, so this isn’t a difficult task to complete.
Half The Cost -Save Money
Second, another good reason to build a greenhouse, youself is because it’s about half the cost of purchasing one. If you are looking to save money, this is a very easy way to do it.
As long as you choose wisely about the materials you use to construct it out of, you can build a greenhouse on a very tight budget.
You Choose Glazing Materials
Finally, the last reason to build a greenhouse is because - then you get to also choose the glazing materials.
This again gives you a better level of total customization over the greenhouse so that you can build it specifically towards your wants and needs.
Certain types of materials will work better for specific purposes, so this can have quite an impact on how you do.
So keep these points in mind. You definitely should build a greenhouse yourself if you want to get going growing your own plants and dramatically save money.
Saving Money is a huge motivator when it comes to gardening.
I grow lots of flowers and some vegtables from seed.
Consider Building a Backyard Greenhouse for Your own Gardening Needs
Building a Backyard Greenhouse
You are already halfway through to owning your home greenhouse the moment you make the decision that you want one!
Backyard greenhouses are no longer a rare sight, so you probably have seen one in or around your neighborhood.
Plan a visit to a couple of greenhouses to get first-hand information on how to go about building a home greenhouse.
Visiting and talking to local garden supplies owners could also prove valuable.
Ask questions about location, sun exposure, ventilation, humidity requirements, material for construction and whatever else might help you in getting the best value for the money.
When you have gathered all the needed information on building a home greenhouse, the next step is to finalize a design. It helps to keep the following considerations in mind:
1. Identify your preferences with regard to materials to be used. Do you want to use recycled or second hand material? Are you looking to using inexpensive material that is easy to work with or are the look, aesthetics and style of your greenhouse a very important concern?
2. Choose an uncomplicated design that can be built with standard material available in hardware stores.
3. If you are using wood, try to get cedar, cypress or redwood. Pressure treated wood is also fine. Paint all ordinary wood for durability and to prevent contact damage to plants in case the wood has any harmful preservative or chemical that could leach into the soil.
4. If you are thinking of a simple hoop house, be sure that you design your greenhouse to withstand strong winds and snow if these are common in your area.
5. Consider the natural climate of your area to adapt your designs, plans and choice of plants appropriately. You can opt to grow any plant, but you would need to work at replicating its natural environment for successfully growing it.
This could mean installing systems for heating or lighting your greenhouse to suit the plants. This is okay as long as you have budgeted for it.
6. Think about building a foundation if necessary and the kind of flooring that would best suit you.
7. If you are going to install thermostats, grow lights, timer devices or any automated systems, be sure to have a back-up arrangement in case of power failure.
8. Site your greenhouse suitably for good sun exposure, ventilation, drainage, convenient access for you, and easy access to utilities.
9. Think up innovative and creative ways to maximize use of space in your greenhouse. Do some brainstorming about bench and shelf layout, hanging up baskets, making available supports for climbers and so on.
10. If you are going to set up a cold frame greenhouse, research on inexpensive and natural ways to conserve heat in your greenhouse. There are a number of techniques you can adopt.
Use your ingenuity to adapt any of the methods available to meet your individual requirement. Building a home greenhouse in your backyard is really a necessity if you believe in green living.
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