5 Tips For Your Small Greenhouse


Gardening is a passion for many people, it provides a feeling unlike any other and the end result is incredibly rewarding.  If you have a greenhouse, you should consider planning out what you want to grow vegetables, fruit, or even just flowers can provide a stunning effect for all who see it, and it can also make your garden look great.

Tip 1: Space

A cluttered greenhouse will look unorganized; you need to plan out the space you have in order to maximize the efficiency. Place your taller plants on the floor, as their height enables them to reach above the other plants and acquire adequate sunlight regardless of their low placement. By having your larger plants occupying the floor, you can then free up room on your shelves, this can be used for smaller, more delicate plants, thus not blocking the sunlight for plants behind.

Tip 2: Door Space

Does your greenhouse door open inwards, or outwards? If your door opens into the greenhouse then you need to consider what plants are going to be behind it, there is no point in wasting valuable space. A small tree or a hardy plant will look great here, it occupies a small square in which no other plant can go, and it also makes use of the space. The door will not hit the plant either if you place it towards the hinge, upon closing the door you will realize how much space you have saved by simply utilizing others.

Tip 3: Water

In summer, a greenhouse can become a microwave overnight. If your greenhouse is not located near your home, say on an allotment or on another location then you need to ensure that it stays well watered. A sprinkler system will do the trick easily, or a makeshift watering system. By attaching gutters to the edge of the roof, you can collect water and divert it into the greenhouse.

Tip 4: Plantpots

Large ceramic plant pots can easily eat away at your floor space. By installing compost beds you can utilize your space and have more plants. A compost bed allows you to plant the flowers or vegetables closer together, whilst still giving them room to grow, plant pots are generally circle, and the space you waste between them can be astonishing.

Tip 5:  Breakages

Many greenhouses are made out of glass, however if you live in a crowded area then this may not be the best option. Something as simple as a flying tennis ball can shatter your entire greenhouse; rendering it useless, and dangerous. Plastic greenhouses do not look as aesthetically pleasing as glass ones; however they play the same role with the same efficiency.  Plastic greenhouses come in many shapes and forms; you can get ones that resemble a tunnel in shape, whereas others come in the shape of a house structure, enabling you to grow higher plants within the house.

Greenhouses are the perfect way to grow your produce; they keep the plants dry, warm, and safe throughout all seasons.  When you own a greenhouse however, watering becomes more of an important issue, with the high levels of heat it is easy for the plants to become dehydrated. You must ensure you water your plants regularly, performing this at set times of the day makes this an easier task. Another advantage to having a greenhouse is that you can grow many more plants, certain plants require a greenhouse to grow, and they simply cannot thrive under any other condition. This enables you to expand your gardening range, and knowledge, providing you with a successful and beautiful garden.