Greenhouse Gardening: Grow What You Want, When You Want

Have you ever considered greenhouse gardening? Growing plants in a greenhouse can expand your gardening horizons far beyond the limits of your geographical bounds. With a backyard greenhouse, the growing season lasts year round.

Is it mid-winter in your backyard, with snow piled deep on the ground and an arctic nip in the air? Not in your greenhouse, where it’s a delightful, sunny 72.

Do outside conditions make it impossible for you to grow the plants you love right now? Are you months away from enjoying homegrown, summer savory tomatoes? Not if you have a backyard greenhouse. You could be serving your very own homegrown summer veggies with Christmas dinner – picked Christmas morning.

Growing in a greenhouse will give you the freedom to grow almost anything you want, anytime you want, without waiting for a by-your-leave from Mother Nature.

Isn’t Gardening in a Greenhouse a Frighteningly Expensive Pastime? opticlimate

To be sure, you can spendĀ lotsĀ of money on a garden greenhouse if that’s what you want to do.

There are some beautifully elegant backyard greenhouses available that would complement the finest of mansions in appearance and aesthetics.

But there are also some surprisingly cheap greenhouse kits that you can purchase and assemble to create your own fully functional greenhouse. Or you can build your own greenhouse from scratch, and really save some money.

Thanks to modern greenhouse technology and space age materials, virtually anyone who wants a greenhouse can have one, no matter how humble or majestic it may be.

What Can You Grow in a Greenhouse?

What do you want to grow? That’s the more appropriate question, because you could grow virtually anything you want in your greenhouse.

Sure, there are exceptions. Not every plant on Earth is a candidate for greenhouse growing. But when you’re deciding what to grow in your greenhouse, you’ll find that there really aren’t many limitations.

And for the most part, the limitations you face will be of your own choosing. If you choose not to heat your greenhouse during winter, for example, the list of plants that will be candidates for your greenhouse will be shorter. Or if you decide not to use artificial lighting to extend the day length during the short, dreary days of winter, that will be a limiting factor.

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