Best Buy Greenhouse for Home Gardening Edinburgh
Best Buy Greenhouse for Home Gardening
The Best Buy Greenhouse for Green Gardening
How to choose a good, long lasting greenhouse
Not all greenhouses are the same!
The very best buy greenhouse for green gardening has to be a sustainable one, one which lasts a long time and causes no environmental problems.
There's no doubt that a good greenhouse can help you to garden more effectively. It can also be a great help if you want to grow some of your own food. Here in the UK greenhouses are especially great for ensuring that you get some kind of worthwhile tomato crop!
So what's the best buy greenhouse for green living and economy?
Best buy greenhouse - some general pointersThere are many good designs but the best tend to be the simple traditional pent-roofed and apex types and geodesic domes. A pent roof is suitable for lean-to greenhouses. An apex roof (like the roof of a standard house) is good for stand alone greenhouses.
A geodesic has many sides - typically eight or ten. They look attractive but need to be quite big if you want plenty of head space.
It's best to avoid unnecessary complexity and frills (there's just more to go wrong, or be maintained!) The shape you choose should be determined by the site you have selected in your garden and where the greenhouse will sit in relation to the sunshine throughout the day.
If you are limited for space a lean-to design along a wall of your house can be effective but your plants will not benefit from full, surrounding light in the way that they would from a free standing model. One advantage of lean-tos is that the heat from a south facing wall will help keep greenhouse temperatures high throughout the evening and night.
A greenhouse design which incorporates hanging bars and moveable shelving (staging) is worth considering as these can be expensive as accessories.
The : Growing Food & Flowers in Your Greenhouse or Sunspace (pictured above right) is a great comprehensive guide to all things greenhouse!
Best buy greenhouse: SizeBuy the biggest greenhouse you can afford or have room for. You will almost certainly be able to fully use it and more. However, it is always best to look for a quality product and if that has to mean a bit smaller for the time being, then that is a compromise worth making.
You can always add an later when your budget allows (the link shows one from Amazon).
Picture: when it comes to size, big is beautiful... but there are limits!
Best buy greenhouse: SafetyIf you opt for a glass greenhouse, buy one with toughened safety glass as standard. Anything else and you are compromising your families safety around the garden and giving yourself an unending source of worry.
Best buy greenhouse: Features
A wide door, wide enough to accommodate a wheelbarrow is a good feature.
A low sill at the entrance is another worth while feature. Better still is a flush sill, though a slight downside is that you have to be sure to keep the runners free of dir...