Introduction to Sustainable Greenhouse Gardening - Growing Plants in Your Greenhouse
When I was young and had just begun to take an interest in gardening, the only information I could get about Greenhouses in gardens was a very patronizing sneer, “a greenhouse? Oh, this is a fad of rich people, who want to show off.”
“Serious” gardeners did not bother much about expensive greenhouses at that time. Possibly they had reason because we were living in a climate where one did not need a greenhouse in order to grow everything we wished growing in our garden.
We had plenty of sunshine, air, and rich organic soil. We did not have harsh winds and snowy winters. We did not need to pamper our plans so much, praying that they would survive in inclement weather.
When I grew up and began to look at the gardens in other climates and in different corners of the earth, I began to understand and estimate the quality and value of a good greenhouse.
So for all those people who are still under the impression that greenhouses are expensive to make and maintain, well, the answer is no! You just need to have some space in your garden. This is not only going to increase the interest of your garden, but is also going to add in its utility. Also, it is going to extend the range of plants, which you can cultivate to a very large extent, and if some of the glass is heated then your cultivation range is almost limitless.
Table of Contents
- Introduction to Sustainable Greenhouse Gardening
- Why Make a Glass Green House
- Types of Greenhouses
- Span Roofed Greenhouse
- Three-Quarter Span House
- Different Shaped Houses
- Propagating Frames
- Heat in the Greenhouse
- To Heat or Not to Heat; That Is the Question
- Soil Choice
- Pots and Containers
- Getting the Right Potting Compost
- Caring of Your Greenhouse Plants
- Sowing Seeds
- Transference of Seedlings – Pricking off
- Potting Your Plants
- Proper Ventilation
- Watering and Precautions
- How to Make Leaf Mold
- Making Propagating Frames
- Author Bio
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