Growing in a greenhouse is a great way of saving money and is also a great way to ensure you know what your family is eating all year round. Many people worry about the cost of greenhouse growing; by choosing the right type of greenhouse and choosing the right accessories you can then grow on a budget! This article will go through a few simple ways you can save money and grow on a budget.
Traditionally greenhouses are made from timber and glass. The timber forms a frame and the glass forms a glazing. The glass glazing helps insulate the building and also helps create a warmer atmosphere inside the greenhouse making it easier for plants to grow.
There are now more materials used to glaze greenhouse, they are efficient and are less expensive than glass. Polycarbonate is one of the best materials for a greenhouse. Polycarbonate is a plastic material; this plastic material has a semi-transparent look and is thick. Polycarbonate features small grooves which run up and down its surface. These grooves help trap air; this helps the polycarbonate trap more heat into the greenhouse than traditional glass.
Polycarbonate is also very strong; it will not break like glass making it a much safer option if your garden is used by children or pets. Polycarbonate also helps protect plants against harmful UV rays.
Once you have an efficient greenhouse like a polycarbonate greenhouse you can then start growing. Growing in the summer months is easy thanks to the efficiency of the polycarbonate glazing but you will need to give your greenhouse help to grow through the winter months.
Growing In Your Greenhouse
You can start growing in the winter by using a heater. Greenhouse heaters can cost a lot of money to run and are also not great for the environment. Avoiding using a greenhouse heater will save you a lot of time and money. If you choose to grow without a heater you will need to ensure your greenhouse is fully insulated before growing through the winter. Continue reading…