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Planning for a new greenhouse PDF Print E-mail

Many men and women with a passion for gardening hope to one day have a greenhouse they can call their own. They can also be quite expensive, and there are some things gardeners should consider before building a greenhouse.
• Size: A greenhouse can be grandiose or small in stature. The size of a greenhouse depends on the gardener and the amount of property available. Larger greenhouses can be breathtaking, but the homeowner  might not want a greenhouse to dominate the entire property. In addition, if planting plans are relatively modest, a bigger greenhouse probably doesn’t make much sense.
• Cost: Greenhouses can range from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Price should not dictate which greenhouse to buy, so if wanting a large one but can only afford a small one, then it might be best to keep saving money until a larger one is affordable
• Use: If planning to use the greenhouse just during the standard gardening seasons, then heat won’t be needed. However, most greenhouse owners want to use the greenhouse year-round, in which interior heat will be needed. In addition, those want to keep gardening during the dog days of summer will have to ventilate the greenhouse. Consider the use and the potential cost a year-round greenhouse before making a decision.
• Location: The greenhouse will need to be in a place on the property that gets lots of sun.  The greenhouse should not be a burden or negatively impact  a family’s quality of life.