Global warming. Climate change. Theses are the result of the man’s continuous destruction to Mother Earth. Rapid actions, such as recycling trash, eliminating plastics and Styrofoam usage, and planting more trees, are done to prevent these present disturbing conditions. Greenhouses, on the other hand, are also great environment savers that everyone can participate to. However, maintaining a greenhouse can be a hard task, more so if the problem lies within pest control.
On the other hand, most people are invigorated to start their own greenhouse. But they fear to build one because of they lack the knowledge on growing and maintaining one.
There are several ways on how to start establishing your own greenhouse for first time growers. Here are some of the important tips on how you can build a healthy and beautiful greenhouse.
Growing seasonal seeds
Growing seasonal seeds all year-round is one of the benefits of having your own greenhouse. Seasonal fruits and vegetables like blackberries, cantaloupes, cabbages, carrots, are just a few that you can plant and grow in advance. This means that you don’t have to wait for its certain period to start growing them.
Choose the right lighting sources
High output fluorescent lamps and LED lights are great substitutes if you want to grow plants during non-summer seasons. Using these alternative sources of light will help you grow and sustain healthy and strong plants even without the presence of the sun.
Heating and cooling plants in your greenhouse
Electric heaters are best used during the cooler months of the year, while opening the door of your greenhouse during the hottest periods of the year. Every grower should know that replacement lights are important when cultivating a greenhouse since most plants need light to effectively grow in the process.
Air is a vital ingredient that will assist you in developing your greenhouse. It helps in keeping your plants as healthy as possible. Opening the door and window vents of your greenhouse time to time will definitely aid in providing the right circulation of air inside your greenhouse. It will surely keep your plants flourishing for a long time.
Right amount of water
This is the basic thing that every planter tends to forget. Watering your plants is important, but giving it the right amount of water in a certain schedule is more essential. Watering it too much water every hour would most probably kill your plants, but giving it the right amount of water on a certain precise time would make it live longer.
Clean your greenhouse properly
Pests are every grower’s enemy in maintaining a greenhouse. Pesticide is a great partner when this kind of problem sprouts. There are a lot of insecticides in the market right now. Pick the ones that would not cause harm to your plants. Though you should remember that some insects are harmless, thus, a few of them may help you in making it grow into a healthier state. Regular cleaning of your greenhouse is also essential to make the areas more conducive to plants and will greatly help them to grow and live in a healthier state overtime.
Given these guidelines, building a greenhouse needs a lot of attention to construct and maintain. But think of all the benefits that it can bring you and nature. First, you will help in saving the environment and it can help your overall wellness as time goes by. In addition, it will also help to conserve energy. Not only you can save Mother Earth, hence, you can also improve everyone’s well being by promoting and sharing your knowledge about things that fosters to saving our environment. Start now and choose to go green.
About the author:
Jeric is a freelance writer that features food, lifestyle, travel, DIY subjects, and nature. He is an adventurer, taking on the world and everything it has to offer, may it be the good and the bad. He also has a weird love for reggae and sharks. See: Reggae Shark