Greenhouse Gardening Tips
Challenges and Surprises During Greenhouse Construction
“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. *” I just never thought they would go awry during the...
The Need For a Greenhouse: Overcoming Challenges as a Gardener
The first year I started my own garden, I knew that I needed a greenhouse. As a greenhorn gardener, I was already trying to start my flowers and vegetables from seed. It is no easy feat in the absence of a greenhouse. So, I started my search to building my first greenhouse.
When buying a new greenhouse, the big news is that whatever you choose, it is never big enough because as gardeners we know how to expand our production to fill our space. That is when my last greenhouse was 16' x 20' and I grew citrus trees in central beds, trays and trays of starter plants on suspended shelves, strawberries in rain troughs sitting on brackets attached to the walls, tomatoes in beds along the inside walls and cucumbers climbing a trellis to the really high roof.
It's pretty tough to put all your thoughts into one "basket" - or in my case, one new greenhouse purchase. I'm Donna Balzer and I am a gardener and horticulturist by training. I am about to build my third BC Greenhouse Builders greenhouse this spring and you might think I should know everything about greenhouses by now.
Building a New Greenhouse: Best Features and Design Ideas
What is the best feature of your existing greenhouse? And what would you change if you could do it all over again and build a new greenhouse from scratch?