This is particularly useful in cold climates, where it is necessary for the seeds to germinate and grow into healthy and sturdy seedlings before transplanting them. Commercial cultivators use greenhouses to sow seeds in order to have their produce (saplings) ready for the market in time.
One can grow plants in different sizes of containers filled with rich humus soil. The young plants will grow and provide a better yield when protected from temperature variations and annoying pests. A greenhouse will allow you to grow fresh produce throughout the winter without pesticides or any medicines for ripening.
The Southern Spain's Almeria province is a great example of how a greenhouse has turned this once arid landscape into a prosperous community.
Xeriscape and Hydroponic Growing
A greenhouse is the ideal environment to grow different kinds of plants to suit different places. Individually or combined, xeriscape and hydroponic gardens, help balance out the water needs. Xeriscape gardening involves plants that are drought-resistant, or need very little water to facilitate their growth. They require some good moisture-retaining soil.
While greenhouses can effectively grow and solve many problems associated with growing plants in different climatic conditions, the following should be kept in mind to ensure smooth functioning.
However, it is not recommended to completely ignore watering the plants. Individual plants have different water requirements, especially in the peak summer. Using a moisture gauge to check moisture and humidity levels in order to determine watering needs will ensure adequate water supply to the plants.
A good ventilation system should be in place to ensure circulation of air and moisture. Invest in a good thermometer to gauge the temperature within the structure.
If even one plant has a disease, it will spread it to others as well, since pests and diseases thrive mostly in humid climate. Keep treating the greenhouse to prevent diseases. When using bugs or bees for pollination, make sure you trap and move them out once the pollination process is done.