Installing a greenhouse down the bottom of your garden with plans to grow all of the fruit and vegetables to feed your family across the whole year is only just part of your purchase. You will need to add a selection of greenhouse accessories to enable your food production to work effectively.
When you search the various greenhouse kit companies across the Internet, you should look at the greenhouse accessories that they have available because they may offer them to you at a bundled price when you purchase a greenhouse. This will also save on any shipping costs if any are applicable because a number of companies offer free deliveries.
Benches and shelves
When you start with an empty greenhouse, unless you have some suitable shelving already available, you will need to add benches and shelves to your unit. This will help you add row after row of growing facilities for your fruit and vegetables and make it easier for you to regularly check on progress without having to bend down and look into boxes on the floor.
Adding electricity to your greenhouse
While it isn’t essential to add electricity to your greenhouse it does make for a very useful accessory. For a start, if you haven’t already purchased a solar panel for your greenhouse’s roof, electricity is extremely useful to power lighting in your greenhouse if you are a person that likes to potter about early in the morning or late in the afternoon across the winter months when it is almost dark outside.
Electricity can also power ventilation systems because you will need to ventilate your greenhouse to cut down on the growth of mould and mildew.
Some people suggest that you need to add grow lights to your greenhouse, especially for use during those dark periods of the year since your fruit and vegetables will prefer good sunlight from up to 12 hours a day so that it can stimulate the flowering of healthy plants. If you intend to raise any tropical plants in your greenhouse, it is essential that you add to the lighting up period of the day.
To provide an element of ventilation moving through your greenhouses, you can leave the doors open for part of the day, but adding louvre vents at the opposite end of the greenhouse provides a nice flow for air, which will help for a steady growth of your plants.
When the sun is particularly hot, your greenhouse will be pleased that you have louvre vents to let the hot air out and relieve some of the pressure on the plants to stay alive when they are burning and asking for water.
Although you can use the old-fashioned method of adding a watering can to your greenhouse accessories list of purchases, you can go upmarket and purchase a number of different of types of watering systems.
You can purchase a mist and cool system which reads the temperature in your greenhouse and when it is too hot, it will release a fine mist into the air which will cool down the temperature for your plants.
Who says that greenhouses or an old idea; they’re very much high-tech these days.