It doesn’t matter if you’re investing in your first ever greenhouse, or if you’ve had one for many years, there are a selection of key facts that everyone should know when it comes to their greenhouse. A hobby greenhouse is a greenhouse used for gardening projects such as growing your own fruit and veg, your favourite selection of flowers and often used for preparing upcoming projects too. One of the greatest benefits to owning a greenhouse is that you can pursue your gardening hobby all year around, giving you plenty of time to practice new things and perfect your skills.
Greenhouse Sizing Is Important
Different sized greenhouses preform differently, which can have an impact on the items you are growing inside. For example, compact, small greenhouses are more likely to hold warmer air, whereas larger greenhouses will be much cooler and airy. Different plants and produce react differently to certain temperatures and conditions, so consider the type of plants you want to grow as this will help determine which size greenhouse will work best for your gardening projects. Similarly, you can then look at the height of your greenhouse, as for certain plants, a tall space is ideal for them to grow high and tower above the rest, whereas some plants require very little space, and a smaller greenhouse may be more beneficial for them.
Sunlight, Shade and Heat
Growing items in your greenhouse are very different to growing them in the garden. There are lots of things you can do to your greenhouse to ensure that your plants are receiving the right amount of everything throughout the day, to keep them healthy and strong. One of the main factors is the sun. Sunlight is required for healthy plants, however it is not necessary to have direct sunlight throughout the day. Whilst your plants do need substantial sunlight at certain parts of the day, it is not essential for them to have it all day long. By positioning your greenhouse in the right location, you can control when the sunlight gets to your plants, along with when they have some shade. This also helps to control the heat within your greenhouse, as the monitored sunlight will help provide substantial heat, yet the shade will then help to cool down the greenhouse when needed.
Keep it Airy
Your greenhouse requires plenty of ventilation to ensure that your plants grow to the best of their ability. There’s nothing worse than a stuffy, cramped greenhouse so it’s important that your greenhouse has a good ventilation system. Adding some shutters to the walls will enable natural air to filter through your greenhouse and keep your plants healthy and strong. You can also increase the carbon dioxide in the greenhouse by using indoor fans, as these will help to filter the air throughout the greenhouse and create as much co2 as possible.
Clean and Clear
By making sure your greenhouse is clean and open you can really help to keep your plants growing at a steady rate. Introducing some durable greenhouse staging will help you to keep your plants at the appropriate height, allowing them to gain the right amount of sunlight throughout the day. You can also keep your greenhouse neat and tidy, which is important to help you with your projects. If you let any items build up against your greenhouse walls, it may stunt your plants growth or limit the amount of sunlight they receive, so try to keep things stored away neatly at a low height.