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What's the right greenhouse for you?

There are countless, neverending possibilities when it comes to building a greenhouse. Even if you owned a whole park, there would be a greenhouse big enough for it. No matter you want to grow fruits, vegetables or just flowers, there will be a specific type of greenhouse perfect for your needs. With all these options available, you have to select your greenhouse carefully.

As with just about everything in life, you have to decide your budget first. This will probably cut the selection down already. After having a budget, you need to decide what you want to go for: fruits, flower or vegetables – or maybe a combination of all three? However, let me explain the different types of greenhouses you can chose from:

Lean to greenhouses: if you’re short on space, that’s the best option for you. They are usually pretty cheap compared to other models, easy to build and can be removed and/or stored whenever needed.  By utilizing the heat of your house as you lean it towards a wall of it, you’re able to save a significant amount monthly by reducing your heating costs.

Cedar greenhouses: wooden greenhouses are becoming more and more popular although they are pretty expensive compared to their alternatives. A greenhouse built of wood looks very attractive and is an eyecatcher.  These greenhouses are usually sold in kits allowing you to combine different parts customized upon your needs. It’s definitely not the cheapest option, but in my opinion looks very elegant.

Victorian greenhouses: that’s a classic one. It’s probably among the most popular styles today.  It combined a perfect setup, structure and usability for every hobby gardener. As the name indicates, it usually comes with a traditional British design making it an eye catcher in every garden.  Most retailers offer each model in both, wood and aluminium options allowing you to chose what you think looks better.

Hoop greenhouses:  this greenhouse comes with a PCV structure which you can cover your plants during winter with.  Given the structure of hoop greenhouses, you can build them on the fly and take them down whenever needed. It’s the perfect solution for somebody who’s looking to use a greenhouse just for the winter to make sure his plants continue to thrive.

So which greenhouse should you choose? It’s impossible to make a general statement. It all comes down to your custom needs. In case you can’t decide which option is the right one for you, I would simply visit a professional retailer such as SW Greenhouses and ask for their advice.

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