Throughout the northern hemisphere, the beginning of the spring season marks the time to plant our gardens. Yet in many regions the weather can still be quite cold and harm or kill our starts if we don’t protect them from the midnight frost. Some people plant their seeds in small trays and keep them inside the house until it’s time to transplant them outside, but this usually takes up space in the kitchen or studio and requires special care in order not to make a mess, especially when watering. If your house only has a patio or the garden is too small and you don’t want the kids to ruin your harvest while playing with the dog, finding a place to transplant those starts also becomes an issue.
A simple solution for all of us who want to be able to eat our homegrown fresh salads or enjoy the scents and colors of flowers during the summer is to get a greenhouse. Having a greenhouse also allows you to extend your growing season into the fall and protect other plants during the winter.
Before you decide which greenhouse you want, you should decide how many plants you want to grow, taking into consideration the available space that you have (make sure that the location you have chosen will get enough sun exposure) and the amount of time you are willing to put into taking care of them.
Here we feature three different types of greenhouses to give you an idea of the different options that exist. However there are literaly hundreds of different models to chose from whose prices vary mainly according to size and the construction materials.
|Flowerhouse SeedHouse Jr. Greenhouse – FHSD110
• Two large zippered windows for easy access
|Jewett Cameron – Weatherguard Deck and Patio Greenhouse
• Comes with cover, door, and end panel
|Juliana Mini Lean-to Model 3 Greenhouse Kit – Mini3ST
This greenhouse is a great purchase for people who have