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Advantages of Owning Greenhouses
In the past, greenhouses were considered a luxury available only to research
universities and wealthy private gardeners. Today, greenhouses have become a
necessity for serious gardeners who wish to improve the health and beauty of
Greenhouses allow plants an alternative to the harsher environments of late
autumn and winter. They offer gardeners an easy way to significantly extend
the growing season of most plants. Greenhouse owners residing in northern
climates appreciate the ability to begin gardening earlier in the spring and
maintain the garden through late autumn-and sometimes even the winter months!
Greenhouses also allow you to grow a wider variety of plants, thanks to their
ability to control a variety of plant environments. As you probably know, all
plant species have differing needs that are often difficult to meet. Some
plants require almost constant bright sunlight, while others grow better in
the shade. There are many plants that wilt if not watered daily, but others
only need a small amount, and in fact, will suffer if given too much water.
In addition to providing plants with a friendlier climate, greenhouses offer a
variety of forms of protection. They protect plants from insects and other
creatures such as rabbits and deer that enjoy feeding off of the fruits of
your labor. If the neighborhood children, dogs and cats enjoy wreaking havoc
on your garden, you'll be pleased to know that greenhouses are an effective
way to keep all intruders out of the garden.
Finally, greenhouses provide the dedicated gardener with an escape in which he
or she can relax, surrounded by beautiful plants. Many gardeners find that
spending a few minutes in their greenhouses significantly reduces stress
levels and brings about a sense of peace and well-being.
There are many designs and materials available today with which one can
construct a greenhouse. Greenhouses are usually split into two main
categories: free-standing and attached greenhouses. Free-standing are perfect
for the serious gardener focusing on warm season vegetables. They provide the
gardener with a maximum amount of growing space, but tend to be expensive to
construct. Gardeners who can't afford free-standing greenhouses usually build
attached greenhouses which rely on another building (usually the gardener's
home) to provide heating and stability. Container gardens often grow well in
Regardless of the type of greenhouse you choose to build, you will be sure to
enjoy the extra protection and the peaceful setting it provides!
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