greenhouse-gardening-setupIf you have decided that a greenhouse is something you will need to ensure the survival of your outdoor plants over the winter months, then you will need certain essential greenhouse supplies as well. As portable and small efficient greenhouses are becoming more popular, more novice gardeners are able to set up their own greenhouses to keep certain outdoor plants from dying over the cold winter months. Unfortunately, along with the luxury of greenhouse gardening is the need for extra essential greenhouse supplies to make sure these plants will actually survive once inside the greenhouse.

Ventilation

The beauty of plants and flowers is that they are living, breathing plants that take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the environment. The downfall of this is that while they are housed in a greenhouse, they will need a way to breath in order to survive the winter months indoors. Unfortunately, many small greenhouses will not come equipped with proper ventilation systems, so either natural or power generated ventilation systems need to be installed. Natural systems simply be ridge or side vents installed in the greenhouse, while power generated systems are similar to a humidifier used in a home.

Grow Lights

Depending on the climate zone in which you will use a greenhouse, grow lights may be a necessity in the cold winter months. Grow lights are essential greenhouse supplies for almost every greenhouse simply because even the sunniest greenhouses will have shady spots that aren’t receiving adequate sunlight. Most grow lights are overhanging or even freestanding, looking similar to a tall lamp, and need electricity to run, which means running electricity into the greenhouse for a portion of the coldest winter months. This can be as simple as using an extension cord if the greenhouse is close enough to the house.

Heater

Essential [greenhouse]supplies such as a heater will depend on the climate zone and the type of plants that are being kept warm. Most coldframe greenhouses, those without the assistance of a heater, will only keep plants approximately 5-10 degrees above the outside temperature. Since most plants that are housed inside will need to remain at least 50-65 degrees Fahrenheit, if the temperature in your region drops below freezing, a heater is an essential greenhouse supply. While purchasing a separate space heater will work in keeping the temperature above 40-50 degrees, many gardeners also make a connection from their home heaters through tubing that would be similar to ventilation tubes in the home. Of course this will only work if the greenhouse is close enough to the home for such a tube.

Watering System

If you only have a few plants set up in a small greenhouse, then the easiest watering system will be manually watering the plants every few days. Of course if you have several greenhouse plants, then one of many essential greenhouse supplies will be investing in a misting system or a drip irrigation system that can automatically supply water to your greenhouse plants throughout the winter. Drip irrigation and misting systems work best because they give plants a gradual drink of water without soaking them. Because the heat and humidity levels are different in greenhouses, long slow drinks of water usually work better than a little bit every few days.

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