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GREENHOUSE: Reasons to try Greenhouse Gardening

  1. Reduce our carbon fingerprint
    • Most of the food on our table has traveled hundreds (if not thousands of miles before it ever hits our dinner plates. The impact on the environment as our food rambles down the road emitting carbon emissions is significant. Creating a greenhouse or outdoor garden is a terrific way to reduce our own carbon footprint. There’s nothing quite like the taste of truly fresh, pesticide-free food for the palette.
  2. Provide fresh produce
    • Greenhouse gardening is a terrific way to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for your family at a fraction of the cost of purchasing those same items from a commercial retailer. Growing your own fruits and vegetables in the greenhouse also allows you to grow organically and to control what, if any, pesticides are used in growing your family’s fruits and vegetables. Greenhouse gardening produces fruits and vegetables all year-round, providing fresh, balanced nutrition for the whole family.
  3. Provide a relaxing space
    • Some of the larger greenhouses for your garden can provide a place to sit and relax, great for when you want to get out of the house but the weather’s not co-operating. Lounging in your greenhouse with a book, enjoying the scents of your various plants, can be a very pleasant experience.
  4. Family Involvement
    • It is also very relaxing and fun for many gardeners. The whole family can become involved in working in the greenhouse and reap the benefits of the satisfaction of producing fruits and vegetables with your own hands. Greenhouse gardening is also an educational experience for gardeners of all ages. Adept gardeners study soil types, bacteria, chemistry, pollination, water quality, and hundreds of other scientific factors affecting crops.
  5. Saving Money As far as investments go, greenhouse gardening is a fairly safe bet. You can choose any crop, in any quantity, and make a lucrative business (or simply enough to fund your hobby) with a little effort. Garden starts, Mother’s Day bouquets and planters, gifts, fresh veggies, or even exotic plants and genetic hybrids can all yield enough profit to make your greenhouse gardening investment profitable, which makes investing in a greenhouse a win/win deal.
  6. Various types to choose from
    • With many different greenhouse types to choose from, it’s easy to find one which suits the way your garden and home look, and you’ll find it a useful resource for all sorts of things, like having an extra room. With the option of keeping all sorts of plants which wouldn’t survive outdoor weather conditions, all the old limits on what you could grow will be gone.
  7. Protection for your plants
    • Greenhouses for your garden don’t just enable you to keep plants warmer, they also protect them from fierce wind and from bombardment with sand or snow. They allow you to control soil type and to deal with drainage issues which could be causing problems for your outdoor plants. They also let you keep plants in a controlled environment where you don’t heed to worry about them spreading their roots underground and taking over your garden.
  8. Provide a great culinary garden
    • You’ll also find that greenhouses for your garden can be helpful with your day to day chores. Some greenhouse types are designed to stand right up against your house, making them ideal for growing fresh herbs for your kitchen. Kitchen garden greenhouses are among the most appealing greenhouse types because they’re always filled with the delicious scents of culinary plants. As you get used to tending your plants you may find yourself wanting to spend more and more time there. Greenhouses for your garden extend the culinary experience beyond the kitchen itself and into the world from which all those rich flavors are drawn.
  9. Allow for business ideas
    • Start a greenhouse business plan by reading everything you can find on greenhouses. Greenhouse businesses require a large time commitment but if you have the time and money to invest, you can be very successful, in an area that you enjoy! Find out what things will grow the best in greenhouses where you live. Also, as part of your greenhouse business plan, you will need to determine your market. Make sure there is a demand for your product.
    • Herbs, organic fruits and vegetables are crops that are selling well.  People are becoming more health conscious and are looking for organically grown food.
    • There are a also couple ways you can supply a valuable service for people selling their homes. First, you could use flowers you have grown to landscape the homeowner’s yard for a one time service fee. Another great suggestion is to rent out your container plants and hanging baskets on a weekly or monthly basis while the home is for sale. Part of your service fee could be to maintain and water the plants. It will be easy to find your clients by just driving through nearby neighborhoods and leaving flyers on the doors of homes with for sale signs. Also, you can network with realtors and educate them about your service.
  10. Grow a variety of plants
    • Will you choose vegetables, fruit trees and bushes, flowering plants, decorative plants, or exotics? The choice is nearly limitless and is purely a matter of individual choice. Easy to grow crops like tomatoes, lettuce, and raspberries are a good choice for beginners. Flowers like begonias, petunias, bush roses, and day lilies are also a good choice for the beginning greenhouse gardener.

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