The beginner’s guide to greenhouses


You have the itch to get out there and garden, you probably have all the tools to create a garden even the queen would be envious of! However, you may not have thought about a greenhouse. You may not believe you need a greenhouse but there are in fact many reasons why you actually do need a greenhouse. This complete beginners guide to greenhouses has you covered and explains everything you need to know!

1. Windows plastic vs. acrylic

First things first you need a good greenhouse set up. Normally a greenhouse is required to use a transparent material to cover its entirety. Now let’s shake things up a bit, conventionally glass is used, however, plastic could be a better choice. Glass is temperamental and prone to breaking this in a garden could spell trouble. With a greenhouse, it is exposed to the natural elements and also to factors out of your control, which can lead to breakage. This unfortunate combination makes glass an expensive material to have for a shed. Plastic is far more economically conservative as it doesn’t shatter like glass does. Plastic is in fact 17 times stronger than glass making it superior. Services like Cut My Plastic offers a wide range of acrylics, which can be used for greenhouse windows.

2. Sunshine location

Then after you have made the choice of whether to choose plastic or glass you need to make sure that you set your greenhouse up where it can get optimal sunshine. Avoid areas with shade, and choose to position your greenhouse south as this guarantees you get the best amount of sunshine.

3. Good foundations

Making sure you have the right foundations. When you put your greenhouse together you’re going to want it to be positioned on a strong and stable base. This will ensure your greenhouse will stand the test of time and weather.

4. All year vegetable gardens

With a greenhouse, you can grow all year round. That’s why investing in one is a good idea. Can you imagine, the amount of fresh vegetables you’ll be able to eat year round. You’ll become the envy of all your friends for your amazing year round homegrown vegetables.

5. More options when growing

With a greenhouse, it expands your growing horizons. You are able to grow plants from tropical climates all year round. This expands your options in terms of what you can grow and doesn’t rely on the climate to be different outside in order to allow you to grow. This makes gardening more fun.

6. Seasonal gardening

If you love to garden then you know how seasonal it can be. A greenhouse allows you to eliminate the need for weather. Meaning now you can start gardening in the winter!

7. Friendships

Friendships. Okay so you’re probably thinking that this may be insane to say but having a greenhouse opens new friendships for you. A greenhouse is a great conversation starter and you can talk all about your growing prowess. Invite friends to share your greenhouse space and watch your friendship lists grow.


So what are you waiting for to build that greenhouse and enjoy all the perks of having a greenhouse?