Building Your Own Greenhouse (eBook)
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For the backyard gardening enthusiast, the health conscious or the believer in garden-fresh produce the joy of being able to produce quality crop, personally tended, irrespective of the vagaries of weather would surely be a dream come true.
A greenhouse is a perfect solution to your desires to sink your teeth into freshly plucked veggies at a time of the year when foods labelled as ‘fresh’ also have attached tags of ‘frozen’ or ‘shipped directly from…’ (some far away place full of sunshine!). If you believe in the goodness of organically grown food or practically year-round availability of certain fresh grown foods, this greenhouse guide is for you. Not only can you think of edible things, you can also grow flowers when outside weather conditions do not permit a single blossom to show up above the soil. Imagine its happy colorful face nodding at you!
A greenhouse in your backyard or one on your farm would add a new dimension to your lifestyle, not to mention your health. Your greenhouse is not an oppressive or stifling heated room, rather it is your own personal garden paradise that allows you to grow vegetables, fruits and flowers even when the external environment is inhospitable to plant cultivation. It also gives you an edge when you prepare seedlings and plantlets that can be readily transplanted as soon as spring arrives.
A greenhouse is a structure, primarily of glass or translucent poly-film, polycarbonate or polyethylene sheets that allow sunlight through and in which microclimate can be controlled to grow crops largely independently of climatic and seasonal changes. Controlled microclimate means you can control the humidity, ventilation and temperature, thereby maintaining a conducive environment required by your crops. Here, plants grow well because they grow under protected and controlled conditions.