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Welcome back to 7 Hints and Tips Thursday. It’s been a while since I wrote one of these posts and today I have a really useful one for you. It’s on how you go about choosing the correct greenhouse for you.
As you know I love gardening and I have been thinking about greenhouses for a while. I have always loved to have one to grow all sorts of vegetables in it. Like Tomatoes and beans.
So as I have been researching greenhouses recently I thought I would come up with a simple hints and tips post on how I can help choose the right greenhouse for your needs.
- The thing about greenhouses is that you need to have a space for it in your garden that will catch the sun, has to be easily accessible and of course depends on your own budget. East-West facing is always best but remember not to have it under trees.
- Greenhouses come in many different styles, shapes and sizes depending on what you want out of your greenhouse. It’s always best I think to go with the biggest greenhouse you can afford as I am sure after a while you will get lots of use from it.
- You need a firm foundation to lay your greenhouse on it. My dad made a concrete base for his. But you can use bricks or timber.
- You can choose wooden or aluminium frames bearing in mind that wood frames will need lots more upkeep and can rot over time.
- Glass or plastic can be used to glaze your greenhouse. Affordable greenhouse acrylic glazing sheets can be found at Simply Plastics. I think if you have children plastic is much safer than glass. The acrylic is weather resistant, has excellent light transmission and is durable, Definitely something to consider if you have a family. You never know where that stray football will end up!
- Make sure the greenhouse you want has plenty of vents. It’s important to let the hot moving air to flow out and the cold air to come in.
- Think about the water supply to your greenhouse. Do you want mains water supply or are you happy with a water butt? I prefer rainwater so having a water butt connected to the greenhouses guttering is a must.
I hope these hints and tips will make it easier in choosing the right greenhouse for you.
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