Posted on Jul 13, 2009 | Comments 0
Greenhouses have become popular over the years and have gained a reputation of being one of the most effective ways of proving yourself with fresh organic fruits and vegetables.
A greenhouse is a construction that forms a sheltered atmosphere for plants to be nurtured in and lengthening the fruitful lives of plants.
There is a bit of planning that needs to put into preparing a greenhouse for gardening.
There are also several types of greenhouses so it is important to get yourself well versed in the types that you might require given your specific needs and resources.
The most common greenhouse type is a cold greenhouse. This is also one of the most natural of greenhouses. It is not fitted with any special heating system and this usually makes the growing season short as there are some plants that do not grow well in the cooler system.
The disadvantage of this type of a greenhouse is that it does not enable you to grow a lot of fruits and vegetables as the amount you are able to grow is determined by the seasonal divisions.
However the greenhouse still protects your plants from some weather elements that are undesirable to plant growth. Adding heating system allows you to be able to enjoy growing your plants all year round.
The heat in your greenhouse can be regulated to best suit your plant requirements. In winter heat is essential to a lot of plants to grow so when planning for a greenhouse put that in mind as a factor.
The best would be to construct your greenhouse close to your house to make it cheaper to put heating system in it.
The foundation of your greenhouse is one of the most important aspects that you have to consider before you construct a greenhouse. You have an option of leaving the ground of the greenhouse with a soil foundation or covering it with concrete.
The benefit of having a soil foundation is that you are able to plant bigger plants right from the ground. You need to be careful with the soil type of the foundation so it would be wise to do a soil test first.
If the type of soil is not the one that meets your requirements you should have it changed before you actually construct the greenhouse. But whatever type of foundation you choose make sure you already know the type of plants you want to grow.
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