Pro Tips for Gardening in a Greenhouse

Greenhouse in the backyard
Setting up a greenhouse? Then you’ll need to follow best practices for maximum performance. (DepositPhotos)

If you’ve dreamed of growing plants in a greenhouse, and now you finally have one, you’ll soon discover that greenhouse gardening involves more than relocating plants.

These tried-and-true tips will help you start seeds earlier, winter over tender plants and gain maximum yields.

Greenhouse with large plants
Sunlight affects plants’ growth in a greenhouse, and climate control helps with the process.

Consistent Climate Control

So, what’s the right greenhouse temperature? Inside, it should be between 80 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

Consistent climate control is important because the greenhouse makes use of the sun’s rays and any supplemental heat sources like those from electric or gas heaters.
Because of this, interior temperature can quickly rise in the summer, which can be harmful and even deadly to plants.

A greenhouse can heat up to more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so you need to regulate the interior temperature and prevent overheating. One of the best ways is to vent the greenhouse using top or side vents as well as fans, which can blow out hot air while ushering in cool air.

You can install manual or automatic vents in your greenhouse. Some people use automatic ventilation systems that use a sensor to activate the fans or heating.


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