Greenhouse Gardening in a Mini Greenhouse
When you think about greenhouse gardening, you probably think about the large commercial greenhouses that are owned by farmers, or perhaps by a nursery. You do not normally think about a small shed-like greenhouse. Investing thousands or even hundreds of dollars in a large greenhouse is not necessary to enjoy the benefits of greenhouse gardening. Surprisingly, you can get into greenhouse gardening right in your own back yard with a mini greenhouse.
Greenhouses have a long and interesting history. Back in 1664, John Evelyn proposed a structure that would protect plants from frost, dew, birds, and animals, yet still allow the plants to get the important light that they so desperately need to grow. Since then, people have been building and enjoying greenhouses, and have used them to grow all varieties of vegetables, flowers, and other plants.
One of the best things that a mini greenhouse can do for you is provide unlimited access to fresh vegetables. In a mini greenhouse, you can increase your growing season, reduce damage by animals or the weather, and have plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your pantry.
Control your own growing climate
A mini greenhouse lets you regulate the amount of light, temperature and moisture your plants get. You are able to control the climate in which your plants grow. You can design the environment in your mini greenhouse in such a way to maximize positive growing conditions.
In addition, a greenhouse lets you grow what you want. You can grow alpine plants, bedding plants, or perhaps exotic flowers. With a careful amount of planning, you can grow just about anything, even some plants that aren’t usually native to your climate.
Convenience and Comfort
A mini greenhouse is also more convenient than a traditional garden. It is less demanding, physically, to grow plants in a mini greenhouse than it is in a garden. There is less bending and stooping on the ground with a mini greenhouse. Because of this, a mini greenhouse is ideal for those with physical challenges or for the elderly.
Mini greenhouses come in a variety of shapes, sizes and types. There are small freestanding greenhouses that use just a few square feet of space. These can even be used in confined places, such as on a balcony or on a rooftop. There are more traditional mini greenhouses that are the size of a small shed that fit nicely in just about any backyard.
If you want to reap the benefits of greenhouse gardening, consider a mini greenhouse for the most convenient and versatile way to get started.
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