Install a greenhouse at home and make the most of winter

Greenhouse at home

Would you like it have a small garden? Being able to grow your own food from seeds? Still enjoying gardening in winter too?  A greenhouse at home is the solution to protect your most delicate plants and flowers from the intense cold, rain or snow in winter.

Now that winter is coming Install a greenhouse at home! It will allow you to continue enjoying horticulture and gardening at this time of year, as well as providing you with a resting space. Bet on more attractive and durable versions such as glass greenhouses or create your own greenhouse with cheaper materials.

Advantages of having a greenhouse at home

There are many advantages of installing a greenhouse at home, but the colder the place where we live. Let us scontinue working in our garden or with our plants in winter, protecting these from the cold. That is probably the biggest advantage but not the only one.

Greenhouse uses

  • It is a very attractive decorative and ornamental element. An element that can make our garden more attractive.
  • It is the ideal place in which protect the most delicate plants during winter to continue enjoying them outside in spring.
  • It is very useful when growing our vegetables during the coldest time of the year. It allows us to increase productivity and guarantees the success of cuttings and seedlings.
  • It provides us with a space to grow species from warm climates and tropical.
  • It can also become a perfect place to be outside from the house at a good temperature in colder times of the year. You will only need to place a small side table and an armchair on it.

Types of greenhouses

The function of a greenhouse is create a controlled environment (a microclimate) that it maintains optimal conditions of heat, humidity and light so that plants and flowers grow healthy and protected from inclement weather. However, not all greenhouses on the market fulfill this function in the same way, so it is important to ask yourself a few questions before launching to buy one.

What are you going to use the greenhouse for? This is the first question you should ask yourself if you have decided to place a greenhouse in the garden. Not all greenhouses provide a pleasant atmosphere to be used as a relaxation area. Not all are made with the same materials, which influences both its quality and, of course, the budget necessary to acquire one.

There are countless types of greenhouse, depending on the material, size, design ... Today our objective is to show you small brushstrokes of some of them, the most popular ones, so that at least you are clear where to start looking.

Of glass

Glass greenhouses at home

The glass greenhouses have a very careful aesthetic and provide the best insulation. They are also the most expensive. The glass provides the necessary luminosity for the growth of the plants and a completely clean view from inside to outside and vice versa.

They are the best choice for the most demanding gardeners, but also the most suitable for creating outdoor rest spaces. When it comes to creating a covered extension of the house in the garden, they are the most demanded. Very durable they are a much more sustainable option than those made of plastic materials.

Of plastic

Plastic Greenhouses

There is a great variety of designs among greenhouses with plastic covers. Plate materials such as polycarbonate or polymethacrylate, they provide greenhouses with a solidity that cannot be achieved with film or film materials such as polyethylene (PE) or polyvinyl chloride (PVC).

They are not as attractive as the glass ones although, those made with plates are not so far from these and are cheaper. In addition, they are materials with which it is easier to work, so being a little handyman yourself you can build your own greenhouse using wood and polycarbonate plates. On the web, you will also find from plans to tutorials to know how to do it.

Small in size

Small greenhouses

Both in one material and in others it is possible to find, in addition, small greenhouses like those illustrated in pictures. If you only want a space to protect your plants during the winter, to be able to create a small seedbed or grow a few vegetables, this is the ideal solution. Personally, I love the options attached to the facade, do you?

Search one good location for the greenhouse, Without large shadows of trees or buildings so that it receives at least 6 hours of sun a day, measure the space well and install a greenhouse at home- You will get a lot out of it.


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