Do It Yourself Home Projects from Ana White
Woodworking Plans: Do It Yourself Home Projects from Ana White
Greenhouses make a good addition to any garden. They allow you to grow plant varieties that would not be suitable for outside areas, and to prolong the growing season for other species. But for those who first consider setting up a greenhouse in their garden, it may seem scary to know where to start. Here are some tips to get you started.
On sunny days, your greenhouse will warm up well as the sun's rays break through the glass. But you also need other ways to heat for colder times. Electric heaters are easiest to install, but you can also use gas (although this method will require you to emit the greenhouse for smoke. You also need ways to prevent the temperature from getting too high in the greenhouse.) Avoid installing air conditioners for Cooling, as these dry the air. Passive valves or exhaust fans will do the job, or consider building your greenhouse with windows at both ends that can be opened to allow air to flow through.
In the winter, the amount of light entering the greenhouse is often not enough, o supports the plants, especially if they are young. Installing fluorescent lights or LED lights over your growing beds helps ensure that they have enough light.
While the exact amount of water needed in your greenhouse varies depending on the plant species you grow and the temperature, plants and growing beds usually grow faster than beds in the garden. So give plants a good soaking when you water. Avoid spraying the foliage too much, as this is a way that the disease can spread between plants.
One of the most important components of the success of your greenhouse curtain is your soil. Most greenhouse trees begin to grow in beds or pots (or a combination of the two). As such, you must have land that drains sufficiently to prevent watering, but also retains moisture so that the water is accessible to the plant roots for access. The soil should preferably be a little acid and essentially contain a lot of organic material. One way to ensure this is to add compost.
Because the soil will not get organic matter - the rich soil surface that is full of nutrients and bacterial activity - from natural sources such as the soil outside, from, for example, leaf litter, animal droplets, decaying plant material, you need to add a good proportion of compost to your growing beds. Some recommendations require as much as one third of your beds to be made from compost. This gives the plants the nutritious growing medium to thrive. Whenever possible, choose an organic fertilizer, or, better yet, start your own compost heap using scrapers in the kitchen and plant clippers from the garden.