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The Benefits of a Mini Greenhouse

Mini Greenhouses: Ideal for Beginners and Small Areas

mini-greenhouse-wood-glassUnless you are planning to go commercial or wanting to grow the big plant varieties, you don’t need a large greenhouse. If you have limited space in your back garden you can still own a greenhouse. A mini greenhouse is ideal for small areas. Limited space should not stand in the way of you benefiting from a greenhouse.

Even though a mini greenhouse is small (as the name suggests) it still has many of the benefits of a regular greenhouse. Generally around 6ft square, a they can be placed on decks, balconies, your small backyard or on a patio for example. You can even own a mini greenhouse if you live in a flat.

If you’re new to the concept of a greenhouse, a mini greenhouse would be the ideal way to start. There are a lot of things to learn when it comes to greenhouse plant cultivation. You need to learn how to create and sustain the ideal growing conditions for your plant and this takes some practice. Mini greenhouses therefore are an ideal starting place for beginners.

mini-greenhouse-glassIf you live in an area with changing climates, and wish to start new seedlings during the cold season, a mini greenhouse would then benefit you tremendously. You can then transplant your established seedlings when the weather heats up. A great way to get your garden going in the new season. This great hobby will allow you to harvest earlier than usual and your garden will look great the whole summer long.

Growing herbs and lettuce all year round has never been easier and there are a number of varieties available that can help you do just that. Vegetables such as spinach, Swiss chard and kale are but a few of the examples. Imagine picking fresh greens in the middle of the cold season to compliment your meals. How impressed your guests would be!

Tender perennial plants are very susceptible to frost, ice and snow and a mini greenhouse would be the ideal protector. Place your tender young plants in a container inside your small greenhouse until spring comes. You can then transplant then into your garden when the weather permits. You can keep on doing this until the plants are strong enough to survive the winters on their own.

All gardeners should own a greenhouse, even a mini greenhouse

Wood-Mini-GreenhouseCreating a humid environment for tropical plants has never been easier. Give your attractive house plants a fighting chance by placing them inside a mini greenhouse. They’re great for plant survival since they maximize the amount of sunlight your plants can get and this will help your plants get the most out of the heat absorbed. Not to mention protection from rabbits, harmful insects, wind and rain.

Bear in mind that a mini greenhouse can be light and could easily be blown away in high winds. Prevent this form happening by mounting your min greenhouse to a wall or other solid structure. If you’re not sure how to do this, get a diy kit and follow the instructions. Generally inexpensive, diy kits can sometimes allow for up to 3 shelves.

lean-to-mini-greenhouseEven if you have a lot of space in your backyard, consider the practicality of building a large greenhouse before you get started. Sometimes a mini greenhouse is all that you require for your specific needs. Ask yourself what you plan to do with your greenhouse. If all you want is to germinate a few seeds, grow a small amount of plants or just to protect your plants from the cold winters, a mini greenhouse should then be sufficient. Be realistic, thing of costs involved and maintenance.

If you’re a serious gardener, owning a greenhouse is advisable, even if it is just a mini greenhouse. Your yields will be much higher and it is worth the investment. Not to mention the countless hours of joy you will get from it!

Further Reading

==> DETERMINATION OF THE DYNAMICS OF THE GREENHOUSE SYSTEM