If you want to enjoy the vegetables planted by yourself for a longer period or you want to have early harvests, then you need a greenhouse. Not only will it help you quickly have the desired harvest, but it protects your plants from the vagaries of the weather. Also, it is not at all difficult to build a greenhouse if you take into account a few simple tricks!
A flower greenhouse can bring you many benefits, and not only financially, especially if you know how to maintain it properly.
What do you need to know to build a greenhouse?
First of all, it’s good to know how big the greenhouse will have to be. For a family of 4 people to provide the necessary fruits and vegetables in a year, approximately 15 square meters are needed. In addition to the space for planting, you need extra space for your maneuver and tools. However, you can’t turn the whole garden into a greenhouse because it would lose its charm, especially if it is only for domestic consumption. We think that every person should live the Greenhouse Sensation experiences at least once.
A greenhouse, like any construction, starts with the structure. It must be light, durable, and well-anchored, but minimalist to allow as much space as possible for the sunlight to penetrate. If a tunnel type solarium is chosen, it must be as short as possible to allow ventilation. It is an easy-to-build greenhouse variant.
The choice of location for a solarium must take into account several factors: positioning in a bright place, preferably without trees around, but sheltered from strong winds, possibly near an outbuilding; soil moisture that must be low during the winter; location slightly sloping and high if there is a danger of flooding or the possibility of water stagnation; soil fertility must be controlled with natural fertilizers.
The first step is to decide regarding all types of seeds and building materials in your greenhouse. It is best to start with a small crop of flowers that are easy to care for, resistant to temperature variations. For example, roses, petunias, peonies, gladioli, or tulips can be successfully grown even by novice gardeners. You just need to fertilize the soil, plant the seeds or bulbs, and protect them from disease with a disinfectant solution. You don’t need high-performance irrigation equipment or systems.
The costs of a garden greenhouse
The costs of a garden greenhouse vary depending on the size and complexity of the construction, the desired durability, and the availability of materials. A greenhouse built with your own forces will require permanent improvements if it is done from the start with minimal costs, so it is good to make the right choice with space and personal needs. The costs of a garden greenhouse can even be of 50 Euros.
If you have decided to make your own greenhouse or solarium, then you will be able to grow vegetables all year round, without being put in difficulty by the weather outside. Also, the costs of such an annex are not high at all, and the effort to grow crops will hardly be felt. The advantage is that you will always have fresh vegetables on the table, grown healthily, without dangerous chemicals, and much tastier than those in hypermarkets.
A greenhouse built by you personally will permanently need permanent care, if you build it from material waste, i.e. with minimal costs.