Table of Contents
Introduction to Sustainable Greenhouse Gardening
Why Make a Glass Green House
Types of Greenhouses
Span Roofed Greenhouse
Three-Quarter Span House
Different Shaped Houses
Heat in the Greenhouse
To Heat or Not to Heat; That Is the Question
Pots and Containers
Getting the Right Potting Compost
Caring of Your Greenhouse Plants
Transference of Seedlings – Pricking off
Potting Your Plants
Watering and Precautions
How to Make Leaf Mold
Making Propagating Frames
When I was young and had just begun to take an interest in gardening, the only information I could get about Greenhouses in gardens was a very patronizing sneer, “a greenhouse? Oh, this is a fad of rich people, who want to show off.”
“Serious” gardeners did not bother much about expensive greenhouses at that time. Possibly they had reason because we were living in a climate where one did not need a greenhouse in order to grow everything we wished growing in our garden.
We had plenty of sunshine, air, and rich organic soil. We did not have harsh winds and snowy winters. We did not need to pamper our plans so much, praying that they would survive in inclement weather.
When I grew up and began to look at the gardens in other climates and in different corners of the earth, I began to understand and estimate the quality and value of a good greenhouse.
So for all those people who are still under the impression that greenhouses are expensive to make and maintain, well, the answer is no! You just need to have some space in your garden. This is not only going to increase the interest of your garden, but is also going to add in its utility. Also, it is going to extend the range of plants, which you can cultivate to a very large extent, and if some of the glass is heated then your cultivation range is almost limitless.