While working in an outdoor garden gives you plenty of time to soak up the sun and feel like a true gardener there are many who are turning to greenhouses. Which, provide a controlled environment that is indoors allowing you to do your gardening even on the rainiest of days. So the question many gardeners end up asking themselves is, “Should I garden in a greenhouse or plant outdoors?”
Greenhouses Are Great For Temperature Control
Temperatures outside can range extremely between day and night. Plants that are subjected to these extreme temperatures do not grow the same as plants housed in greenhouses. They can become stressed and stunted over time and never reach their full potential. An enclosed space can be outfitted with heaters and air ventilation that can be connected to timers. This will allow you to alter the temperature depending on the time of the day.
Always remember to pay attention to the needs of your plants. Each plant has its own unique needs. For example, if you are planting a potato and it requires a temperature between 60-65F degrees then that is the climate that you should set for your plant. Growing plants in greenhouses can also help make it easier to winterize sensitive plants and can extend the harvest of your plants. You can grow plants like spinach in the spring and not worry about the random frost or two that may get in and cause problems.
Reduce The Risk of Pests and Pathogens
Plants that are grown in greenhouses tend to grow better than those grown outdoors. That is because plants in greenhouses have their own specially chosen soil. Because of this it does not contain harmful diseases or pests like the soil in an outdoor garden. So you can create an environment that is sterile to fungi, bacteria and pests. Without the stress of having to defend itself against pathogens and pests plants grown in a greenhouse can concentrate on growing healthily.
Don’t think that just because it may be easier to control the growth of your plants inside that it won’t be as much work as a regular outdoor garden. Plants require the same conditions both indoors and outdoors. So if you are interested in gardening the first thing you should do is figure out whether you should go the traditional route and plant outdoors. Or, take more control over your harvest with a greenhouse.