Having a greenhouse is a very appealing idea to any budding gardener, as it gives you your own little space to fulfil your hobby all year round. The beauty of greenhouse gardening is the annual appeal, having the ability to get green fingers no matter what the weather! There are a few elements to consider when starting up your greenhouse gardening, to ensure you can benefit properly and get the most from your greenhouse.
It’s very encouraging to have a hobby, giving you something to keep you focused and interested. Gardening, as a hobby is great. The best part of greenhouse gardening is the self-fulfilment you reach once you’ve successfully planted and grown something of your choice. Growing fruit and veg can also make gardening a very cost-effective method too, as you’re saving a great deal of money on your weekly grocery shop too. When starting up your greenhouse gardening, it’s always better to start small and easy, and work your way into the harder tasks, this way you will learn new skills and techniques to apply to those more challenging projects you plan to undergo.
The first thing to consider when it comes to buying your greenhouse is size. You need to select a greenhouse that will both fit neatly in your garden, as well as accommodate your needs to grow as much as you intend to. You can find greenhouses of all sizes, and choose the perfect type for your garden. Then you have the choice of glass, wooden or aluminium greenhouses. Again, this is down to personal preference and what will work best for you and your home.
Once you have your greenhouse chosen and ready, it’s time to think about what will go inside. There are hundreds of products on the market for your greenhouse, but there are only a few that you will need in the initial stages of you gardening. A few key pieces of equipment you’ll require straight away for your greenhouse are items such as heat mats, fans, grow bags, twist ties, vents and greenhouse staging. Greenhouse staging is a piece of equipment that works like a set of shelves, to hold your equipment and planting items.
When it comes to the growing of your plants, there are so many great choices to go for from a beginner’s point of view. Some of the most popular items are fruit and veg, as these are also great to bring into the kitchen and make some wonderful meals with. The top fruits to grow in your greenhouse are strawberries, apples, blackberries, tomatoes and raspberries. Then you have your vegetables, such as potatoes, cucumber, peppers and herbs. These items are all great to grow, and even better once you can enjoy the taste of your own hard work too!