In this article, we delve into 10 great reasons why you should invest in a quality greenhouse:
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1) Get a head start with your seeds:
Unpredictable climate can cause timing problems when sowing seeds. Waiting too long means autumn rain will rot almost ready veggies and winds will freeze your sweet peas, but on the other hand sowing too early means cold weather inhibits germination. A greenhouse negates this timing issue by trapping heat and warming up the soil so seeds can develop.
2) Grow tender vegetables, fruits or flowers:
Using a greenhouse opens up your options when it comes to cultivating fruits and vegetables. Whether it be tomatoes, oranges, bananas, legumes or kiwis you can grow delicate produce that would otherwise succumb to the British weather if they were planted outside unprotected.
A greenhouse that is of sufficient quality and set up correctly will give you a stable environment which will protect the delicate produce from cold winds and excessive rainfall.
3) Increased yield:
When you have warmer temperatures offered by a greenhouse you achieve a larger, healthier crop of vegetables and flowers compared with growing outdoors.
With warmer soil and more steady temperatures from a greenhouse you will promote fertility – so that more seeds will germinate and the resulting seedlings will be stronger and more robust – just keep watering them and you can be sure to produce a bigger harvest than if you grew outside. A greenhouse will also stop crop damage from pests like slugs, mice, cats and snails.
4) Overwintering plants:
If you have any plants that you treasure then you risk losing them in a harsh winter, with a greenhouse you can move it inside overwinter and ensure it does not perish, give your favourite plants the protection they deserve.
The same goes for tropical items you wish to grow like bananas, bougainvillea, tree fuchsias & geraniums. You’ll only be able to overwinter a limited number of plants in your house, a greenhouse massive expands your options on this front.
5) Grow all year round:
A greenhouse provides year-round growing conditions and helps you grow more fresh food than a vegetable patch alone. You won’t need to buy tasteless salad leaves from the supermarket.
6) Enjoy the warmth:
A greenhouse protects from cold wind and amplifies the heat, therefore giving your plants the protection they need.
7) Create your own microclimate:
A greenhouse lets you create your own microclimate, controlling the temperature and humidity you expose your plants to.
8) Protect your plants from pests:
A greenhouse can prevent damage from pests such as aphids, whiteflies, and spider mites.
9) Protect your plants from harsh weather conditions:
A greenhouse can protect your plants from harsh weather conditions such as heavy rain, hail, and strong winds.
10) Increase your property value:
A well-built greenhouse can increase the value of your property.
Investing in a quality greenhouse is a smart decision for any gardener. It provides a stable environment for your plants, protects them from harsh weather conditions and pests, and allows you to grow a wider variety of plants all year round. Not only that, but it can also increase the value of your property. So, what are you waiting for? Start investing in a quality greenhouse today!
I hope this article was helpful. Let me know if you have any other questions or if there’s anything else I can help you with.