Winter greenhouse gardening is one way in which gardeners can extend their hobby throughout the year, particularly if the climate in your area means growing plants outdoors is not possible. Adding a greenhouse extends the growing season, whether you are interested in plants, flowers or vegetables.
You should choose a greenhouse to suit your particular garden. They are available in many different shapes and sizes, to suit all budgets. If space is limited you may want to consider a lean to type of greenhouse. Placing a greenhouse in a sunny corner of your garden really helps when the weather dictates that you would normally have to stay indoors. It makes sense to choose the largest greenhouse you can, within your budget and available space. That way you will be able to space out the plants, giving them extra room to breathe and reducing the risk of disease.
If you have a heated greenhouse, winter greenhouse gardening really does extend the growing season. It also means you can protect plants from damage that might have been caused by birds, insects and the weather.
Greenhouses are great for starting seedlings in the winter months, giving them a great start before you plant them outside when the weather improves. You should position your greenhouse where it gets the maximum amount of sunlight during the day. You should also consider whether you need easy access to utilities such as electricity and water.
If you live in a particularly windy area it makes sense to position the greenhouse door facing away from the prevailing wind.
Following these simple tips will help you succeed with your winter greenhouse gardening.