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Greenhouse Tips for Beginners
Greenhouse Tips for Beginners

Home gardening is an adventure that lasts a lifetime. Cultivating seeds into beautiful, full grown plants is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and learning more about how to grow plants correctly gets more rewarding after every harvest. One of the most exciting points in the journey of home gardening is investing in your first greenhouse. Having a backyard greenhouse vastly increases the number of plants you can grow, as it gives you the necessary climate control to grow gorgeous tropical plants even in a frigid winter. But just like home gardening, choosing the right greenhouse takes care and consideration. For greenhouse beginners, there are a few crucial things to know.

Quality is an Investment That Pays Off for Years

They say you should always buy good tools because going cheap on tools is something that’ll cost more in the form of breakage and repairs in the long-run. That’s particularly true with a greenhouse. A backyard greenhouse is an investment and something that takes time and labor to set up, so when you do install a DIY greenhouse in your backyard, you want it to last – it just doesn’t make sense to have to get a new greenhouse every 5 years, or even every year. Accordingly, when searching for the right greenhouse, you want something that will satisfy you for decades: something strong enough to stand the test of time and quality enough grow with you as your practice of gardening grows.

Opting for as large of a greenhouse as possible is a good idea in the long-run, because a larger greenhouse will give you the freedom to cultivate more plants as you advance in gardening. While you may think you only need something small now, in 20 years, you might really enjoy having the space to grow more plants at once. The same is true for quality: you need a greenhouse made with high-quality materials and a sturdy, durable frame.

Accordingly, we always recommend getting a greenhouse made in America with glass or polycarbonate siding. Cheaper greenhouses made in China or Israel won’t last more than a few years, and a greenhouse with film sides will be worthless after a year. Opting for a durable, high-quality greenhouse may seem like an expensive proposition, but the truth is it’ll pay off by lasting for decades on end.

Beyond quality, it’s also important to consider the things you’ll need to make the most of your greenhouse. Spend some time finding and selecting the perfect location for your greenhouse, and really work to make sure the ground is flat, true, and level – it’ll pay off in the long run. Outside of just your greenhouse, you may also want to consider climate control systems like vents, cooling fans, and heaters. Investing in these tools now will help you grow better plants for decades.

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A beautiful, high-quality greenhouse isn’t just another product: it’s an investment that will bring you hours of enjoyment every week for years to come. If you’re interested in learning more about what goes into a high quality greenhouse, we encourage you to check our our DIY greenhouse kits or our gallery. If you’d like even more information on our products, you can request your free product catalog today. As always, if you have any questions about greenhouses, growing plants, or anything else in home gardening, we’re always happy to hear from you and you can call us at 800.544.5276 anytime. We hope you found this blog informative, and we wish you luck in selecting the perfect greenhouse for your backyard!


This post was written by SB Greenhouses