16 Ways to Supercharge Your Greenhouse
Now that you're a proud owner of a Planta greenhouse, this is where the fun begins! The flexible polycarbonate and galvanized steel structure make it easy to customize your greenhouse with endless accessories and add-ons to make it uniquely yours.
Keep your greenhouse ventilated in the summer months with additional rooftop windows. The cool outside breeze will improve the air circulation and ensure your plants are healthy and happy even on the warmest days. Greenhouse windows come in a variety of shapes and sizes and range from manual open to heat-activated automation.
Push the limits of your greenhouse even further with a heater. These are perfect for helping with the cultivation of younger plants and for protecting them from the frosty weather in the colder months. Not to mention, keeping your plants warm and toasty throughout winter will help you erase the seasons and ultimately grow all year-round.
Give your plants a break from the summer heat by installing a fan in your greenhouse. This is recommended for warmer regions where the summers are harsher, and air circulation is crucial for the health of your garden. A fan can be used alone or alongside windows to increase the airflow and cool down your plants.
Shelves are easily the most underrated greenhouse accessory. Not only are they a convenient place to put your gardening tools, but they also allow you to grow more with less room. Shelving for your garden means you'll be able to grow in high-to-reach places and experiment with more plants than you ever imagined in your greenhouse space.
5. Garden Beds
Transform your greenhouse and create more room with raised garden beds. This is a creative way to organize your space and make it easier to monitor the growth of your garden. In addition to this being a brilliant space-saving technique, you'll also be able to use less soil and grow better plants in the process.
Just because you purchased a greenhouse with specific dimensions doesn't mean you're stuck with that size forever. Rather than having to order a whole new greenhouse, we wanted to make things a little easier for our garden-loving community. That's why all of our Planta greenhouses are extendable up to 100 ft, so you can expand your greenhouse whenever you're ready.
7. Bases FoundationsOne of the best ways to extend the life of your greenhouse is by installing a base or foundation. There are a variety of different base materials you can choose from depending on your needs and your desired aesthetic.
- For maximum sturdiness, opt for a long-lasting concrete slab base.
- Easy maintenance and accessibility are features of a wooden base.
- Increase the height of your greenhouse with a raised perimeter base.
- Plant directly into the ground with a cost-efficient soil base.
8. LED Grow Lights
Speed up your harvest cycle and grow healthier plants with LED grow lights. Regardless of where you live and the amount of sunlight you get in a day, grow lights can help your garden reach its full potential. Not to mention, they're energy-saving, have a long lifespan, and they're environmentally friendly.
Fit-out your greenhouse with sturdy benches of all shapes and sizes. They'll allow you to transform your space and provide plenty of surfaces to work, store your tools, or showcase your beautiful plants.
10. Shade Coverings
If you live in an area that gets a lot of sunshine, sometimes it can be a little too much for your plants. A shade cloth is a simple and cost-effective tool that will provide plenty of shade and help reduce inside temperatures, keeping your plants healthy and crisp on those hot summer days.
Pull up a chair and have your morning cup of coffee while marvelling at your greenhouse garden. One of the hidden benefits of a Planta greenhouse is that it's also a wonderfully quiet space to spend away from work, kids, and the chores of life. So sit back, relax, and take in that lush greenery.
12. Seed Trays
Get a head start on your growing season and closely monitor your young plants with a seed tray. This brilliant and low-cost tool allows you to save valuable space in your greenhouse and makes handling your seedlings extremely easy. Store them on a bench, watch them sprout, and when they're ready, you can replant them into your garden with minimal root damage.
13. Watering Systems
A sophisticated watering system is a game-changer for passionate greenhouse gardeners. If you're a little forgetful, like to go on vacation now and then, or you just want to automate some time-consuming work, then this is an amazing way to streamline your gardening process.
Gardening can get a little dirty sometimes, and it can be a bit of an inconvenience to have to run into the house whenever you need to wash your hands or tools. Installing a small sink in the corner of your greenhouse can save you time and help keep the space much cleaner while you tend to your plants.
15. Hanging Pots
Maximize your greenhouse space by hanging plants from the rafters. Not only do hanging pots allow you to grow double the amount of plants with the same amount of room, but they also add a beautiful element to your greenhouse.
Keep track of the temperature in your greenhouse with a quality thermometer. For avid gardeners, this is a fantastic way to monitor the internal climate of your greenhouse. This helps you know when to take the necessary steps to ventilate or heat things up for your plants.
Why Planta Greenhouses?
- Wind resistant up to 65 mph (learn more about how our greenhouses hold up in high-altitude climates).
- Withstands a snow load of up to 98 psf (480kg/square meter).
- Made with a heavy-duty galvanized steel frame.
- Polycarbonate panels provide 100% protection against UV rays.
- The Sungrow greenhouse is bell-shaped - allows the wind, snow, and hail to slide off the sides.
- Extendable (Sungrow, Sigma and Farmer models can be extended beyond 100ft)
- Made in Europe and are exclusively imported