Green house kits
are are a great way for someone with little or no construction
experience to successfully build a greenhouse. With so many
different models and designs of greenhouses and cold frames
available it is sometimes difficult to determine which kit
is going to be right for your needs
FIrst of all determine what you hope to achieve
with you greenhouse. This will help you choose the right size
and options for your needs. After all certain plants and gardening
needs require a specific set of options. How much of what you
normally grow requires a greenhouse?
The size and configuration of your yard will
limit you to the size and type of greenhouse kit you can use.
More then likely you will place it in your existing garden
but there are a few things to consider before making that decision.
- Does the location allow easy access to water and hydro
- In the case of a permanent structure, does it meet property
- Is your garden in a location where a greenhouse would obstruct
- Does it compromise the way your current garden works?
It is a more important decision for a fixed greenhouse but
either way you should choose a spot that is ideal not one that
Most if not all greenhouses need to be vented to prevent overheating
the plant. Some green house kits will come with an automatic
opener that is set on a thermostat, when it get too hot inside
the vents open. Others will require that you automatically
open the vents.
Choose a greenhouse kit accordingly. Forgetting to open the
vents on a hot day will kill all your hard work. It can only
Depending on where you live and the size of your greenhouse,
you may be required by your municipality to have a building
permit before you start. Do your homework before buying your
green house kit.
Things to consider before getting your greenhouse kit.
- Seasons of use: Do you require a greenhouse that can operate
through the winter?
- Heating and cooling: How do you intend to heat your greenhouse
if you do plan to use it throughout the year?
- Services required: If you are planning for lights or fans
you will need services at your greenhouse. Does you greenhouse
have automatic vents?
- Your budget.
- Type of gardening needs: tall plants vs. ground huggers
or full greenhouse vs. coldframe.
Finding the right greenhouse is 90% planning. Once you determine
your gardening needs or yard restrictions you can narrow your
search and find exactly what you need.