If you’re asking, “Do I really need a greenhouse?” and considering another year of just doing the best you can, we can help you make up your mind. Here are some compelling arguments in favour of purchasing one.
You can create your own microclimate
A greenhouse allows you to control the temperature and humidity in which your plants are exposed, allowing you to create your own microclimate. Whether you wish to grow veggies all year or cultivate exotic plants, or even start seedlings early in the season, your greenhouse has everything you need for successful gardening. With a greenhouse, you can stay ahead of the curve, no matter what the weather.
You can save money
From seed, growing is considerably less expensive than purchasing established plants. You won’t have to spend hundreds of pounds to refresh your garden anymore if you have your own greenhouse. And when it comes to trying out new kinds, the world is your oyster. A greenhouse allows you to play around with new things at a very low cost. If you’re looking for something environmentally sustainable, then you’ll enjoy growing your own fruits and veggies in a home greenhouse. Not only that but if one of your friends or neighbours has a garden variety that you’d like to try, propagating cuttings will be a breeze in your new structure. You may even construct your greenhouse for little money. Sourcing the materials yourself and buying plastic for a greenhouse is cheaper than a premade glasshouse.
You can use it all year round
A greenhouse isn’t required to grow your own fruit and veggies, but it does help. You’ll be able to start fruit and veg sooner in the season and extend the harvest period by growing more crops for longer. There are a number of fruit and veggies, however, that require glass protection in order to flourish. You’ll soon learn that homegrown tomatoes straight from the vine are nothing short of delectable.
You can stay happy and healthy
If you have a lot of time to spend outside and suffer from severe cabin fever after too many days inside, a greenhouse is a perfect item for you. It will give a safe, dry location where you can plant and pot plants as much as you want – regardless of the weather. You’ll be motivated to spend more time in the sun all year long, and you’ll be kept warm and dry. That’s fantastic news for your bones (Vitamin D) and mood – seasonal depression (SAD).
You can grow exotic food, plants and flowers
Do you want to grow prize-winning orchids, or perhaps create your own pineapples? You can do it with a greenhouse. In the UK, there is a plethora of exotic and tropical flora that will thrive in a greenhouse. How much insulation do you need? Some will require greenhouse heaters to keep the temperature constant during the winter, but others will just be happy with the shelter and warmth from the snow.
You can protect your precious plants
A greenhouse keeps delicate plants warm and secure throughout the winter months. It’s the ideal location to keep palms like this one over the winter since it helps them avoid frost damage.