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How To Set up a Greenhouse

Keep plants happy in a sunny and spacious greenhouse! Follow these tips for making it the perfect space for your greenery.
  • Site

    Consider how you will access water and electricity. If you plan to hook up to household utilities, make it as convenient and cost-effective as possible. 

    Date Published: February 28, 2018
    Date Updated: March 5, 2018
    Tags: greenhouse
  • Water

    A misting or drip watering system proves efficient, but most gardeners use a hose or watering can. 

    Date Published: February 28, 2018
    Date Updated: March 5, 2018
    Tags: greenhouse
  • Light

    Plants needing the most light can be placed on tables or suspended from the roof. Lower-light plants and those that prefer cooler conditions can be placed on the floor and under talbes. Supplemental light and heat may be necessary. 

    Date Published: February 28, 2018
    Date Updated: March 5, 2018
    Tags: greenhouse
  • Heat

    The plants grown in your greenhouse will depend on its minimum winter temperature. A warm (60°F to 70°F) environment requires heating to maintain temperatures during bitterly cold nights, but it's ideal for orchids and hibiscus. A cool (minimum 50°F) greenhouse suits many plants, including jasmine and citrus. 

    Date Published: February 28, 2018
    Date Updated: March 5, 2018
    Tags: greenhouse
  • Air

    Humidity is usually higher in a grenhouse, so it may not be the best place for succulents. A fan bolsters essential air movement. Budget for automated ventilation or open a door, window, or manual vent to let in fresh air on warm days. 

    Date Published: February 28, 2018
    Date Updated: March 5, 2018
    Tags: greenhouse
  • Supervision

    Keep the space clean and quarantine new plants. Watch for signs of pests and diseases, so you can fix the situation quickly. 

    Date Published: February 28, 2018
    Date Updated: March 5, 2018
    Tags: greenhouse

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