A greenhouse can be a good investment for gardeners who want to grow their own vegetables and fruits. If you are wondering if it is worth building or buying one, here are some advantages of greenhouse gardening that you should consider:
1. Savings and Potential Profit
Greenhouse gardening can provide you with a consistent supply of vegetables and fruits all year round because it allows you to garden regardless of the weather and season.
Greenhouse gardeners can break even the expense of ordering from commercial greenhouse manufacturers with the savings that they get from planting their own crops. If you can identify a market to sell crops produced early or late in the season, your greenhouse production can even be profitable.
2. Protection for Plants
A greenhouse could mitigate problems with pests that attack and damage your plants. Growing plants inside a greenhouse can protect them from serious seasonal pest infestation such as locust swarms and Japanese beetles.
A completely isolated and well-sealed greenhouse with properly controlled airflow can shield plants not just from rodents and insects, but also from diseases.
3. Extended Growing Season
The current season and its temperature may not be suitable for growing a particular plant, which means you need to wait for some time before you can start planting.
Since the sun’s radiation is trapped in the greenhouse, retaining heat, temperatures do not vary much within the enclosure. This means you can start to plant early, or you can delay planting because the structure’s temperature is under control.
4. Healthy Produce
Commercial farms tend to use pesticides and other toxic materials to improve to boost production. By using a greenhouse to grow your own produce, you have control over the growing environment and provide natural protection for your crops. Thus, you can grow and eat fresh and delicious produce sans exposure to toxic pesticides.
These advantages show that the benefits of greenhouse gardening go beyond those of conventional gardening.