Growing crops in your garden can be quite an interesting prospective for many people. But growing plants requires a lot of factors to be just right. Things like sunlight, water, temperature, humidity needs to be at the optimum level for any plant to grow properly. This can prove to be a challenge for many, since seasons tend to change quite often and climatic conditions aren’t collaborating as well. While overcoming such problems can be quite a daunting task, there is one method to make plant growing much more easier.
We are talking about greenhouses – you may already have seen in television how people seem to be able to cultivate bananas, a tropical fruit, while it’s snowing outside! At first this may seem like a story out of a fantasy book, but such things can be accomplished for real. Well, maybe you cannot do the exact same thing – but you can achieve something quite close to it. The good thing about greenhouses is that you can control the ambient conditions: this way you can easily keep a steady temperature, independent of what is happening outside. Since greenhouses are not limited to agricultural purposes any more, people have started building their own greenhouse for cultivating their garden crops throughout the year. Getting started requires you to have a few tools at the hand – of which the most important is a good drip irrigation system (which you can find in any store selling irrigation supplies http://www.bnbeng.com.au/).
When it comes to choosing which crops to grow, remember that pretty much anything can be grown inside well-maintained greenhouses. Typically, though, people tend to choose crops which are difficult to grow outside. Some examples for such crops are tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers. Leafy vegetables like lettuce and cabbage are some other good choices. Remember however, that greenhouses have both advantages and disadvantages to them. Advantages include being able to grow a variety of crops throughout the year, as well as potentially reducing your grocery bills for buying vegetables and fruits; greenhouses also provide a good amount of protection to plants, from both pests and weeds, which can easily decimate a lot of your outdoor crops if you are not careful.
Talking about disadvantages, it is hard to both forget and ignore the fact that greenhouses are much more expensive to maintain than your average home garden. While home gardens only require you to spend money to buy fertiliser, plant seeds, irrigation pumps at BNB Engineering and other related equipment, greenhouses need to have devices to maintain a constant ambient temperature. This means that you have to operate heating devices in winter and ventilation is summer. Keeping such systems running throughout the day can lead to high electricity bills. One other minor problem is the lack of pollination.
In conclusion, should you opt for your own greenhouse? Let us just say that the choice is yours – greenhouses are definitely an attractive investment, but you should be able to cope with their maintenance!