Two Benefits of Greenhouses
You know that you want to start your garden early, but in your weather zone it can be hard to do. Now I know that in a couple of weeks in my area I am supposed to be starting my tomato plants to get them ready for planting outdoors after the frost date. However, I do not have anywhere to start my plants. That is why one of the best places to start your plants on your own is in a greenhouse. Now granted not everyone will be able to afford a greenhouse, but if you have one that you can keep heat in then you will be able to start your seeds early with a highly effective rate.
The first benefit of starting your seeds early is that you can get an earlier harvest. So while people are still purchasing their tomatoes at the store you will be walking out to your garden to get yours. Now a greenhouse will make the starting a lot easier, because I know that then they will already be outside and if your like me then you will not have to trudge up and down the basement steps every time you want to check on your plants or do anything with them.
The plants have to be well taken care off because they might not be able to stand isolation for a long time so make sure to provide them with sunlight and water so that they can go forward with photosynthesis which would make greenhouse plastic a worthy venture.
The second benefit of having a greenhouse is not in the starting process. If your plants are in pots then when it starts cooling off in the fall you probably have a good idea that the frost will be coming, but your greenhouse will stay warm enough to sustain plant life. I know that my husbands grandfather has tomato plants that has been around for several years and still produce tomatoes. All that he does is when it starts to cool off in the fall and winter he moves his plants indoors to his patio which is almost like a greenhouse except the roof and the plants stay protected from the cold. So a greenhouse will also help extend the growing season of your plants. So that will let you enjoy fresh picked tomatoes in the fall and winter months when everyone else is scrambling to get the tomatoes at the store before the price goes up sky high.
A greenhouse has numerous benefits that you can enjoy year round. The first is that you will be able to start your plants a lot earlier in a protected environment from the cold and frost. The second is that you will be able to move your plants indoors when it starts to frost and extend your own growing season. While a greenhouse might be expensive initially the cost can be defrayed at the grocery store without having to purchase produce.