The Greenhouse Effect: Enhancing Your Organic Garden
Whether a newbie or a seasoned gardener, growing your own fruits and vegetables is not only a great way to save on groceries, it provides a healthier, all-natural food source.
For many however, areas where seasonality affects growing patterns can hinder the amount of vegetation that is produced over the course of a year. Unless you use a greenhouse growing technique.
A backyard greenhouse can provide a stable environment for year-round gardening. It offers a way to produce your favorite organic fruits and vegetables when the local environment exhibits unfavorable growing conditions.
Why Grow Organic?
Benefits of Using a Greenhouse
- Temperature Control: Maintaining a temperate climate in a greenhouse is an ideal way to foster growth of plants and organic produce when the external weather fluctuates.
- Irrigation: Never worry about plants getting too much, or too little moisture by controlling the internal irrigation system in a greenhouse. The moisture can also maintain optimal humidity levels for growing.
- Light vs Shade: It’s not uncommon for some plants to require more sunlight than others. In a greenhouse, you can strategically place your seedlings to distribute the amount of sunlight or shielded shade as needed. This allows you to cultivate a variety of flora in a single environment.
Tips for Greenhouse Gardening
- Invest In Glass
While greenhouses do offer plastic and manufactured side panels, investing in traditional glass walls will create a more efficient growing room. As the humidity builds, the moisture on glass panels will trickle down and fortify your plants for natural irrigation.
- Plan To Plant
Greenhouses give you the opportunity to tactically place plants in ways that will bolster growth. Segmentation of those that need more or less sunlight and irrigation can help to tailor to the needs of the vegetation. Consider plants that need more room to flourish (whether horizontally or vertically), and even plan around harvesting schedules to maintain easy activities throughout the year.
- Companion Planting
While not a new concept, companion planting is on the rise as more people start organic gardens. When planning what to plant in a greenhouse, consider how certain shrubs can help neighboring growth. Some plants repel pests, while other attract beneficial insects that fortify the soil. For all-natural pest control and soil fortification, consider the benefits of companion plants.
In addition to reaping the rewards of year-round gardening, there are other advantages of owning a greenhouse. With different styles and complementing designs, greenhouses can enhance the look and feel of your garden or backyard. In states like Alaska, where growing produce can cut annual spending exponentially due to the price of groceries a greenhouse can be a significant asset and increase property value.
GRO Nutrients® Series of Organic Plant-based crop feeds are the perfect complement to natural greenhouse gardens. Our liquid fertilizers and substrate boosters ensure that your organic fruits and vegetables are fortified with essential amino acids, humic and fulvic extracts, plus a variety of trace minerals, and beneficial microorganisms that support natural soil enrichment. GRO Nutrients® Organic Crop Feeds adapt to the needs of the individual plant, so you can apply any of them to a variety of shrubs without the worry of over or under treatment.
Whether you choose to extend the growing season by several weeks, or opt to cultivate your own produce throughout the year, a greenhouse is an effective way to harvest organic foods and have your plants flourish despite regional climate change. For faster growth and healthier, tastier foods, boost your greenhouse growing with GRO Nutrients®.