Whether you want to extend your growing season for a few months or plant year-round, greenhouses provide the perfect environment for non-stop gardening. These useful structures also allow you to expand your plant options and grow what normally wouldn’t survive in your region. Read on to find out what to grow in a greenhouse all year long, get to know a few of our greenhouse options, and learn some efficient and rewarding tips to get you off to a better planting season.
Standard vs. Cold Frame GreenhousesFirst and foremost, you need to understand what kind of greenhouse you’re working with. By understanding the capabilities of your structure, you can better provide the right environment for the plants you want to grow. Standard greenhouses provide a warm climate for growing heat-loving, tender plants or growing plants out of season. These structures are used to maintain an ideal temperature regardless of outdoor conditions. Depending on location, many gardeners will start plants inside their greenhouse and then transport these plants to their garden once outdoor temperatures are more stable and ideal. However, certain regions may still experience dramatic temperature fluctuations even in the summer. In these cases, it may be better to keep plants inside the greenhouse for the entirety of the growing season. Cold frame greenhouses are a bit different from traditional greenhouses. These structures use solar energy and insulation to create a microclimate within your garden - perfect for starting seedlings or transitioning greenhouse plants prior to outdoor planting. Depending on the style you choose, use a cold frame to overwinter tender plants, keep planting soil warm, extend the season for cool-season vegetables, or directly sow seeds earlier in the spring. Cold frame greenhouses provide necessary shelter from wind and weather without overheating plants.You can learn more about these structures in this blog post.
PRO TIP:Are you a gardening hobbyist or planting professional? Do you plant small crops or prefer to reap a large harvest? Whatever planting style you prefer, there are plenty of unique greenhouses that can help you accomplish your growing goals. Utilize large industrial options such as our High Tunnel Greenhouses or small backyard greenhouses (like the GrowIT Backyard Greenhouse) based on your needs.