Creating a Successful Growing Environment

Creating a Successful Growing Environment

In order to grow plants successfully under cover, you must provide them with the right balance of conditions.

If you want to grow seedlings, fruit and tropical plants, then it is vital that you have an efficient, cost-effective (yet reliable) heating system. Insulation and ventilation are also important to enable you to modify the amount of heat during the summer and winter, along with shading to prevent your plants from overheating.

You may also want to consider installing lighting to improve plant growth and to extend the hours you can work in your greenhouse and an automatic watering system to ensure that your plants never dry out in the summer.

Heating
Heating your greenhouse or conservatory using electric, gas or paraffin heating systems ...
Lighting
Using growing lamps to extend daylight hours and improve plant growth ...
Insulation
Using thermal screens, bubble wrap and polystyrene panels to insulate your greenhouse ...
Shading
A look at how blinds, mesh, films and sheets can reduce glare and heat ...
Ventilation
Reduce greenhouse temperatures and prevent stale air by using a system of hinged vents, louvre windows and fans ...
Watering Systems
Using watering cans, capillary matting, seep hoses, mist units, drip irrigation and overhead systems to water your greenhouse plants ...