A garden cloche can help protect seedlings and young plants from cold damage caused by frosts or cold winds. They can also help with germination, with sunlight helping to warm the soil and create a moist atmosphere inside the plastic.
On our allotment we are always trying to extend the growing season, either by protective sowing in the spring, or by extending the summer by providing warm growing conditions in the autumn. In previous years our solution has been a succession of plastic greenhouses. These have served us well over the last few years, but […]
Allotment growing tunnels are similar to plastic greenhouses in that they can give an allotmenter a head start to the growing season. They also have a big advantage over plastic greenhouses in that by germinating your seedlings in situ it saves you the time and effort of needing to transplant them. This needs to be […]
The best plastic greenhouses are a cheaper alternative to greenhouses, but they also have advantages in their own right: Plastic greenhouses come in smaller sizes than glass greenhouses They are easy to erect They are easy to take down You do not need to worry about building a firm base for plastic greenhouses (like you […]
What can you grow in a plastic greenhouse? Plastic greenhouses or growhouses are not as durable as glass greenhouses, and unlike glass greenhouses, are not really suitable for internal heat sources. Nevertheless, plastic greenhouses are significantly cheaper, more portable, and easier to set up than traditional greenhouses. They also serve much the same purpose in […]
Do plastic greenhouses work? Do plastic greenhouses work, or, put another way, are you able to grow more fruit and vegetables more successfully by using a plastic greenhouse than without? That’s what this blog post will investigate. Why buy a plastic greenhouse? Common reasons for buying a plastic greenhouse are to: Germinate seedlings earlier in […]