With rising food prices straining the household budget and a changing climate making growing even more unpredictable, it’s never been a better time to get into greenhouse growing! But before taking the step of buying or building a greenhouse, it’s worth taking the time to inform yourself about greenhouses. Start your exploration here with Greenhouse Gnome’s greenhouse guide, which provides an overview of what you need to know about greenhouses and gardening. Subjects that require a deeper understanding point to more in-depth articles and resources on the topics.
1.0 Greenhouse types (by structure) - Learn about the different types of greenhouse structures, the pros and cons between them, the ideal location for each and what covering materials are best used for them.
2.0 Types of greenhouses (by usage) - All kinds of things can be grown in greenhouse from tropical fruit to alpine plants. Explore the different kinds of greenhouses and how they are being used.
3.0 Greenhouse covering materials - A variety of covering materials are available for greenhouses. Get to know the difference between glass and polycarbonate double-layer structured panels to make the right decision.
4.0 Greenhouse location - Find out where to locate and how to orient a greenhouse for optimum growing potential.
5.0 Heating greenhouses - Though greenhouses lose heat rapidly in cold temperatures, choosing the proper heater can make the difference in the success of your growing operation.
6.0 Greenhouse ventilation - Even during the winter greenhouses need to be ventilated. Find out why and which method is best for your greenhouse.
7.0 Greenhouse climate control - Just as with gardening outdoors, greenhouse gardeners need to pay close attention to climatic considerations such as light, temperature and humidity.
8.0 Freestanding vs. attached - Understand the differences between freestanding and attached greenhouses and weigh the pros and cons of each to make an informed buying decision.
9.0 Supplies - Like a house that requires equipment to keep its occupants comfortable and supplies to keep it clean, greenhouses require items like fans, heaters, insulation and staging to run effectively.