Greenhouses are a sanctuary for the gardener, a place to practice botanic experimentation and be rewarded with horticultural delights. They provide a space for mindfulness activities where spirits are lifted on miserable cold winter days. Greenhouses not only provide shelter from the weather, but also a refuge away from the chaos of everyday life.
There are many reasons why having a greenhouse is an excellent idea. Plants grow better in a greenhouse because you create your own microclimate within them, thereby controlling the temperature and humidity you expose your plants to. A greenhouse can also protect your plants from a range of pests and disease. Ventilation may allow some bugs to enter a greenhouse, but problems can be significantly minimised in the confined space of a greenhouse. Biological controls are very effective in confined spaces, therefore allowing outbreaks to be dealt with naturally without the need for toxic chemicals.
Whether you want to grow fruit and vegetables all year long, grow and propagate tropical plants, or start seedlings off early in the season, a greenhouse will provide the adaptable growing environment you need. No longer will the growth of your plants be hindered by your climate - with a greenhouse, you can grow beautiful healthy plants regardless of the weather. Having a greenhouse is great for anyone who loves plants.
Ask a greenhouse owner what they would do differently, and chances are they’ll tell you that their greenhouse felt too small really fast. If you have the outdoor space, buy a size bigger than you think you need and always invest in a quality greenhouse. You won’t regret it!