5 Considerations for Year-Round Greenhouse Growing


| 5/16/2016 10:51:00 AM


Tags: greenhouses, garden planning, season extension, North Carolina, Jennifer Poindexter,

 

A greenhouse can offer a lot to your household. You can get a head start on the growing season, have out of season flowers and vegetables, and it’s a great hobby to help spend long days.

But, can you plant year round in a greenhouse? Many people believe they can grow anything anytime when they just got their own greenhouse. You can, but that’s not always the case. Sure, it depends on what you’re planting in the first place. But, it also depends on the greenhouse itself and how you plant it.

Here are 5 things you need to consider if you want to plant year round in a greenhouse.

1. Greenhouse Building Materials

Growing year round is a different beast than just using a small greenhouse for starting seeds. When growing year round, the building needs to be made of sturdier stuff. Glass or treated thick plastic are both good investments for this type of adventure. Cheaper materials will age in the weather and will need to be replaced up to a few times a year.

Use treated wood or metal benches inside the greenhouse to avoid rot. Moisture in the air will eat away at untreated wood.


dann
5/28/2016 7:31:28 PM

I've been reading about 'cedar oil'. Could this method of insect and disease control be used for a greenhouse environment?




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