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Planning for a

When it comes to purchasing a
greenhouse, doing some early research will make the process of planning
and buying a greenhouse seem so much simpler. We hope this article will
give you some ideas to ponder and help save you some money in the

Ah, a greenhouse. Who wouldn’t love to
have a greenhouse in their backyard. A place to start some seeds in the
cold of winter. A place to grow tropical plants when you live far north
of their native habitat. A greenhouse can be a special place where you
can enjoy some one-on-one time with nature when everything else in the
world is running at such an awful pace. Greenhouses come in many shapes
and sizes and different ones serve different purposes. If you are the
DIY type, you can use readily available plans to build a homemade

Purpose of your Greenhouse greenhouse planting

What you will need to ask yourself
before purchasing a greenhouse is, “What purpose will my greenhouse

  • Will you need a greenhouse just for
    starting seeds in late winter to get a jump start on your Spring
  • How many seeds will you be
  • Will a small portable greenhouse
    serve your purpose well? Or will you need a larger greenhouse, one
    where you can overwinter your tropical plants and keep them warm
    throughout the freezing temperatures of winter. 
  • Are you wanting to go all out and
    buy a Gutter Connect greenhouse like the big boys use? Will you ever
    really use that greenhouse to it’s fullest extent?

It’s always best to thoroughly go
through all of these questions and more to decide which size
greenhouse will work best for you.

Location of your Greenhouse sun

Where will I locate my

You don’t really have much leeway in
your decision as to where to locate your greenhouse if you are going to
be giving it the optimal location, of which is the south to south-east
side of any other buildings at your greenhouse site location.

biggest concern in locating your greenhouse should be making sure that
your greenhouse receives optimum winter sunlight. This can be best
achieved by scouting out the location for your greenhouse well in
advance. If that is not possible, and you are ready to install your
greenhouse pronto, then a trip to the local cooperative extension office
may be in order. They should have fact sheets that will help you to make
an educated guess in positioning your greenhouse.

Keep in mind that your
future greenhouse heating costs, should you desire to heat your
greenhouse, may be influenced by your location of the greenhouse.

Ready to Buy a Greenhouse

You’ve made some important decisions,
thought long and hard about buying a greenhouse and have now come to the
conclusion that you are ready to purchase a greenhouse. Where do you
start? You’re not going to like the answer. More research! 

There are a lot of greenhouse companies
selling their wares and some are high quality and you will pay a premium
price for that quality. There are bargains to be had on greenhouses,
even quality ones but it will take research on your part to find those
bargains. Sales come up every so often and this can save you upwards of
several hundred dollars if you keep yourself aware.

Make a point of
checking weekly with greenhouse companies for upcoming sales. It’s
always a shame when you purchase something only to find it on sale the
next day. Call the company and ask them if they will be having any sales
in the near future.

Be proactive when buying your greenhouse. It’s your
money, use it wisely.



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