Uses for Portable Greenhouses
Well, it’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the nights are cooler, and the last of the summer’s produce is being stored for the winter. If you’re like me, you love to see the beautiful colors of fall, but hate to see the end of your garden. The good news is that with portable greenhouses, you can extend your gardening by a few extra weeks. That means you can harvest those last few tomatoes and bean, and you can even keep your lettuce going well after the first major frost!
Portable greenhouses are largely inexpensive, easy to set up, and provide protection from cooler night temperatures and early morning killing frosts. Depending on the type of portable greenhouse you choose, you can move them around the garden, or set up a larger portable in a small corner. This means that you might have to alter your planting plan early in the spring to accommodate the set up of the portable greenhouse in the fall. Plant your tomatoes, beans, and lettuce in one area that can be protected by one, larger portable greenhouse to make the most of your space- and your veggies!
Pop-Up Portable Greenhouses
Pop-up portable greenhouses are great for providing protection for a plant or two. Depending on the size you purchase, you can pop one these greenhouses out in seconds to cover a still blooming tomato plant, or your prize cabbage or head lettuce. You can even set up a whole roll of these pop ups in just a few minutes when an early frost is predicted to help get the most out of your harvest.
Rigid Construction Portable Greenhouses
Rigid construction portable greenhouses are a little more involved to set up, but are still fairly painless to operate. Many gardeners like to set these easy set greenhouses up in late summer and fill them with their container gardening endeavors. They can be easily moved around the yard to take full advantage of daylight hours, or set up in a corner of the existing garden to provide work space and protection from the elements.
These portables also are quite useful other times of the year as well. If you are expecting a harsh storm with damaging wind and torrential downpours that can knock over newly rooted plants and wash away your rich topsoil, setting up a portable greenhouse can save your garden.
Portable Greenhouses in a Pinch
If you haven’t invested in a portable greenhouse yet, but find yourself in desperate need of one, you can make your own. Opaque plastic milk jugs can be cut and used to cover individual smaller plants in a pinch to provide protection from frost and storms.
Portable greenhouses truly are a gardener’s best friend all year long!
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