Make the Most Out of Your Mini Greenhouse


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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
 

A mini greenhouse creates endless new possibilities for the home gardener. It extends the growing season and provides a protected space for more tender plants during the winter months. Even a simple, unheated greenhouse keeps the temperature about 10 degrees F warmer than outside. Depending on your growing zone, that could mean salad greens and kale all winter long, or extra-early carrots or strawberries in the spring — or even being able to grow semi-tropical and tropical fruits such as citrus, avocado, or olives.

Mini greenhouses come in a few standard sizes, such as 6x8 feet or 6x10 feet. That may not seem like a lot of space, but by strategically planning the layout, you can maximize the efficiency of the space and what you get out of your greenhouse.

Here are some design principles for creating the layout of your greenhouse:



  • think versatile
  • think vertical
  • think seasonal
  • plan for how you will be using the space

Think Versatility

The way you use the greenhouse will change from season to season. Set yourself up for success by creating a few different zones or areas that you can adapt to multiple uses.

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