How to buy the best portable greenhouse. Build a small mini garden greenhouse for flowers and other plants using portable green house kits.
Small or mini portable green houses are the great solution for your backyard greenhouse garden when you want to extend the growing season for your flowers, veggies and other plants. Gardening is one of the popular hobbies among Americans and Canadians, so in order to enjoy this hobby longer, solution is to buy a greenhouse or learn how to build and make one.
The advantage of gardening inside the greenhouse is its ability effectively to trap the sun energy within the greenhouse, and used that energy to heat the ground and the plants inside. Another advantage of the portable greenhouses is their small size, you can move them inside your garage or even home, especially during the cold winters.
There are many different mini free standing greenhouses on the market today, perfect for your backyard, that are cheap, economical and expensive. They are easy to build and suitable for winter planting of vegetables, fruits, flowers; in moderate climate regions and early spring planting in colder northern climates.
Portable greenhouses are made of a metal, composite or plastic structure with clear plastic walls and doors on either side. The price for these movable, convenient and compact "plant houses" can go from $30 to several hundred dollars; it depends on the manufacturer, material and the size.
They are easy to install, and they can be transferred to any location where it is convenient for gardening.
Good quality portable green houses are expensive, but recommended if you are serious in greenhouse gardening and have a large backyard with plenty of space. You can buy a green house kit or build a greenhouse in any shape and size, Victorian-style, square, rectangular, hexagonal or lean-to; which is attached to your shed, garage, or a home. Roof might be domed, rounded or peaked, doors may swing or slide.
Furthermore, there are foldable portable greenhouses that can be easily disassembled when not in use. Simple ones don't require a foundation, they have interlocking steel tubular frame that is easy to assembly and store, plastic cover, wire grid shelving and roll-up doors with a zipper and plastic screen for optimum ventilation and pest protection.
Buy a small greenhouse with the cover that is frost-resistant.
Buy a greenhouse with the cover that has a UV protection glazing for longer plant life and high clarity.
Twin-wall polycarbonate panels have twice the heat retention of single layer panels.
Choose a greenhouse with 3 or 4-tier shelving on both sides so it can easily accommodate your needs.
Open floor allows you to install the greenhouse over the existing trees and bushes.
Buy earth anchors to hold the structure in heavy winds.
Choose a style with a roof design that provides plenty of head room.
Sliding doors are very convenient as they provide ease entry and proper ventilation.
Adjustable shelving to accommodate taller plants.
Collect rainwater and conserve water.
Anchor your greenhouse to the wood or concrete foundation and protect it against the heavy winds.
Size is a very important factor to consider when choosing a greenhouse.
You can find mini greenhouses as small as 6'X8' but recommendation is
to buy at least 8'X10' so it can accommodate plants and people better.
Every plant is different and that is the reason why you should learn how properly to use a portable greenhouse. Some plants like growing orchids in a portable green house require shade during the day, so location of your small greenhouse is important. Keep the temperature and growing conditions in balance so plants can have sufficient air circulation, light intensity, humidity and water.
Keep in mind that a good ventilation with lots of air movement and shade is very important during sunny periods as the temperature inside your green house garden can reach detrimental values for plants. Choose a greenhouse with the windows or roofs to open for air movement.
For some greenhouses during the winter time, you could use a fan heater on a thermostat to keep the inside temperature above freezing.
Greenhouses are great for growing plants from seeds. Benches and tables should be supported and strong enough to accept the heavy loads, they are used to hold the flats and pots and made easily to drain after being watered.
If you have a question like; I want to build my own small greenhouse; or where to find the best portable greenhouse kits; can a mini portable green house be used to grow different kind of plants and review of the top selling brands, use the links below.