8 Reasons to Buy A Greenhouse
by Michelle Torres
If you're contemplating the idea of purchasing a greenhouse, you're on the right track to elevate your gardening experience. A greenhouse isn't just a structure; it's a gateway to transforming your gardening hobby into a year-round passion. Here are eight reasons why investing in a personal home greenhouse is a game-changer:
- Winter-over Sensitive Plants
In just about any area in the country, no matter what your growing zone, there is a plant that sometimes lasts through mild winters, but generally does not make it through a cold snap. With a greenhouse, you can easily save your favorite plants and reuse them the following year. Often it takes very little heat to overwinter these tender perennials. Just use a small electric greenhouse heater to warm the greenhouse anytime the temperature dips below freezing. TIP: To save money on heating, be sure to choose a greenhouse with good insulating qualities, like Solexx.
- Eat Fresh Vegetables All Year
Instead of harvesting your last tomato in the fall, you can extend your harvest through the year. Depending on how hot you heat your greenhouse you can grow anything from easy, cool greenhouse crops to warm-weather tomatoes. You will save money on grocery store produce prices and know your food is free of harmful pesticides.
- Grow Exotic Plants
A heated greenhouse allows you to grow tropical plants that normally are not found in your growing zone. It's fun to expand the types of plants you can grow.
- Enjoy Gardening More Months of the Year
If you love to garden, it doesn't have to stop once the cold weather blows in. With a greenhouse you can be an active gardener all year!
- Save Money on Bedding Plants
It's easy to spend hundreds of dollars on plants every spring and even after spending all that money, you still may wish you had more flowers to fill in your garden. With a greenhouse, you can grow hundreds of plants at very little cost. Often you have more than enough extra greenhouse plants to share with friends and family.
- Start a Greenhouse Business
Do a little market research and see what is in demand in your area. Create a business plan and start growing! You can sell your products to local grocery stores, farmers markets and roadside stands. Try herbs for tea, wheatgrass for health stores, or hothouse tomatoes - find the perfect product to jump-start your greenhouse business.
- Greenhouses are Good for Your Health
Being outdoors with nature is a great way to get away from all the stresses of the world. In fact, the diffuse light in Solexx greenhouses helps to alleviate SAD (seasonal affective disorder). A greenhouse is just the right thing to provide a therapeutic escape into nature.
- Make Friends with other People Who Love Gardening.
Your greenhouse isn't just a structure; it's a conversation starter. Share the space with friends, host seed starting parties, and connect with like-minded individuals who share your love for gardening.
Solexx Greenhouses - they feature perfect diffuse light for growing tomatoes
Solexx Greenhouse Covering - do it yourself (DIY) greenhouse covering that is easy to work with and provides high insulation
Greenhouse Heaters - extend the growing season with supplemental heat