Starting out it can be difficult to approach the many techniques and methods that people use when greenhouse gardening. It is a subject with many variations and different opinions and approaches that depends on varying factors. As with all gardeners, enthusiasm is an admirable trait for beginner gardeners, but it is also important not to not let enthusiasm over-shadow the practical steps that you should take when maintaining garden life inside your greenhouse. As is the case with many new ventures, it is important for any gardener to establish strong foundations and attention to the smaller details during the process can be very important.
Through our experience with Greenhouses, we have garnered a few helpful tips to ensure best success for greenhouse gardening and are sharing them with you to help you with your new venture.
1: Try growing Greenhouse specific plants.
Tropical styled plants and heat-loving fruits and vegetables are what we most recommend, as the intense heat that may build up inside a greenhouse on warmer days can damage non greenhouse specific plants quicker than ones that are greenhouse specific.
2: Start out easy.
Gardening is a hobby of patience, and it can take time to learn proper practice when growing multiple plants at a time. Our advice is to start with easy low maintenance plants in your greenhouse, such as lettuce and basil. After success with easier plants, it helps to boost confidence then you may move on to more advanced plants such as tomatoes and hot peppers. Avoid growing bushes and shrubs within a greenhouse as they may consume valuable space and need a lot more time to grow.
3: Keep the Pests away.
A reliable way to keep most pests such as small insects out of your greenhouse would be to use insect screens on any opening vent to reduce the amount of insects and/or pests that may enter the greenhouse and damage your plants. This can help prevent the damage and possible disease of plants that can be caused by certain insects.
4: Monitor temperature and moisture levels.
Greenhouse thermometers and Hygrometers can be very useful tools for any gardener. The temperature and humidity levels inside a greenhouse can change drastically with little amounts of outside heat change and sunlight difference. Monitoring humidity and temperature can help you get an idea of when you should be ventilating the greenhouse and how often your plants may need to be watered, which would further ensure successful growth.
For any further greenhouse related queries, please contact A1Greenhouses.