Advantages of greenhouse gardening


Many people shut their gardens in winters. The contention that winter climate does not support growth of vegetation holds some truth in it, but it is also true that there exists an alternate for the people who want to garden year-round. Lately, greenhouse has become popular with people for the love of gardening, as greenhouse gardening provides many benefits for budding gardeners.

The most common and widely known benefit of owning a greenhouse is having the ability to extend the gardening season. In winters when the outside temperature drops, and it becomes too harsh to support any life forms, greenhouse provides a warm and life sustaining temperature which enables the growth of different types of flowers, vegetables and fruits. In case of fruits and vegetables greenhouse gardening allows the plantation of seeds much earlier than the outdoor environment would allow. The best part of greenhouse gardening is that you can simply transfer all the plants outside when the spring season comes. Similarly when the season starts to change and temperature drops, you can again shift them in the greenhouse. The transfer process is very easy and can be done by anybody. This allows you to have your own home grown fruits and vegetables, which are free from adulteration.



Another major benefit of greenhouse gardening is that they allow you to experiment and grow those plants and fruits, vegetables etc, that are foreign to your own land. This is because of the factor that you can not only control the temperature but also the water that the plants receive, you can easily branch out and try new things. It obviously doesn’t ensure the growth of any plant or herb but atleast it gives you more hospitable environment that will allow the growth of variety of plants.

Greenhouse gardening, after the initial investment will help you to save money. By allowing you to grow your own fruits and vegetables for almost the entire year, it saves you a lot of bucks you spend on buying fruits and vegetables at your local grocery shop. Not only this, but in the controlled environment that the greenhouse provides, you can plant from the seeds much earlier in the year. Planting seeds is much cheaper alternative than buying small plants or seedlings from your local nursery.

Climate in modern times cannot be predicted correctly. Weather is unpredictable. Even the best meteorological equipment is not correct 100 percent of the time. For gardeners, a drastic and unforeseen change in weather patterns can mean death even for carefully tended plants in an outdoor garden. Plants grown in the greenhouse are however protected from blizzards, dust, storm, etc. In addition greenhouse is not at mercy of soil erosion due to torrential rain or flash floods. Not only greenhouse plants are protected from unpredicted weather, but are also prone to damage from insects. A greenhouse keeps the plants in isolation, locked away safely from the outside world where insects, rodents, and other animals could damage the crops. This also ensures that these plants are away from any kind of deadly plant disease.

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