A greenhouse lets you grow and enjoy a wide variety of plants and vegetables even in winter when the weather is cold and frosty. It also protects delicate seedlings from too much rain or hail and helps regulate temperatures in summer. Plus, a greenhouse is an attractive addition to any garden.
Whether you want to grow Greenhouse Emporium in your backyard or you want to try your hand at growing herbs and flowers in a tiny urban greenhouse, there’s a kit to fit your needs. Some kits are made to be portable and can be moved to a new location, while others can stay in one place year-round. They can be built using a variety of materials, including glass, plastic, and metal.
Getting Started with Greenhouse Kits: A Beginner’s Journey to Year-Round Gardening
Most greenhouse kits come with some type of ventilation feature, which can include windows, louvers, and vents. These can be manually opened and closed as needed or they can connect to solar power or another electrical source that monitors the temperature and opens and closes the ventilation based on the environment inside the greenhouse. Some manufacturers offer a warranty on the greenhouse kits they sell. This should be checked on a kit by kit basis and should not replace the need to purchase a homeowner’s policy or other insurance that covers the greenhouse while it is in use.
Before you buy a greenhouse kit, assess the space available where it will be placed and decide how large of a greenhouse you want to build. Then, determine if you have construction skills and tools on hand to build the structure or if you’d prefer to buy a pre-assembled kit with a roof and walls that require less work.