Greenhouse Kits -
The Gardening Hobby that Keeps On Growing
Greenhouse kits are gardening's fastest
growing hobby. With greenhouse gardening, you get to start the seeds you
choose. You basically control your growing environment. Greenhouse kits make
this gardening hobby affordable.
Greenhouses are peaceful retreats that allow you to grow your favorite plants year-round. They provide the perfect way to protect your flowers and plants in the winter. A greenhouse makes the ideal environment for
seed starting and season extending.
Get an early start
on your spring
flowers and bedding plants. A well-designed greenhouse can produce fresh
veggies, flowers, even start a little business! Keep your tropical
flowers alive and healthy through the winter.
Greenhouse Kits Come In Every Size
The smallest "mini" kits
are portable grow racks that are easy to assemble or dismantle for
storage. Grow racks are ideal for extending the growing season in the spring and
fall. You can place them almost anywhere... on decks, patios, or indoors next to
a sunny window.
Portable Greenhouse Kits:
Portable kits are handy when you
need a bit more room, yet they give you the option of dismantling when you don't
Portable kits are a super way to
protect your tender shrubs and perennial
plants against damaging winter cold
and wind. They are also perfect for starting plants. You can easily to set up
portable kits on any soil or hard surface.
Permanent Greenhouse Kits:
The large kits are intended
to be permanent structures. Most of them feature the ability to add on for
future expansion. Many of the permanent kits, although large and
impressive, are fairly easy to assemble. Step-by-step assembly videos are
Large kits feature heavy-duty frames
made of aluminum, steel or wood. The construction of these greenhouse kits
should always be made to battle the elements. They should accommodate snow loads
of up to 50 lbs per square foot and 95 mph winds.
Design features of
the kits can be freestanding, or lean-to models which can be attached
to a home or other structure. Some models are quite basic looking, while others
get downright fancy!
Vegetable Growing With
The temperature you set for your greenhouse is
entirely dependant on the type of vegetables you are growing. You can insure the
proper growth of your veggies so you can harvest all year long!
Peppers, cucumbers, beans, eggplant, melons,
squash, onions, and of course, tomatoes, do quite well in a greenhouse. Carrots,
lettuce and radishes can also be grown inside.
If you live in an
area with a short growing season, the cool weather can come along just as warm
weather crops like tomatoes and peppers would be at their peak. With
greenhouses, you extend your short season so you can enjoy fresh
Organic Hydroponic Greenhouses
More and more
popular are organic hydroponic greenhouses
for growing vegetables. It simply means growing plants without soil! You
can grow hydroponically in a peat moss media, sand, gravel, rice hulls, or in
just plain water... with nutrients added of course.
To get an idea
of organic hydroponic greenhouses, imagine plants placed in a polyethylene tube
that has slits cut in the plastic where the roots are inserted. A nutrient
solution is pumped through this tube, bathing the roots.
hydroponic greenhouses are
Just remember, organic hydroponic greenhouses will require some type of automation
to supply water.
Greenhouses, both traditional or hydroponic,
make it fun and easy to keep your plants and veggies growing all season. And
don't forget about herbs... a greenhouse herb
garden works very nicely for the chef who needs a constant supply of fresh
Of course, greenhouse supplies are readily available through garden centers and catalogs. See our checklist
of greenhouse kits and greenhouse supplies for the beginning greenhouse hobbyist!