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Building a Greenhouse - Planning the Project

Are you building a greenhouse? Building a greenhouse or hothouse is a great way to expand your gardening throughout the year. The basics of building a greenhouse are quite simple, however, the most important part is the planning that happens in the beginning. Building a greenhouse without good planning can lead to wasted time, a lot of frustration, and possibly failure. This page discusses questions to ask yourself before building a greenhouse, and greenhouse building supplies that will make the process go faster and easier.

It goes without saying that greenhouse building is a big job. Before starting the project, it's important to evaluate your goals. What do you hope to achieve with your new green house? What types of plants will you grow? The answers to these questions will impact the size and type of green house you choose.

Another important consideration is space. If space isn't a limitation, you might want a larger outdoor green house. Permanent outdoor hothouses are usually more expensive, but just like a shed or garage, they are permanent structures that will be used for many years. When selecting your permanent hothouse, be sure to purchase the largest size you think you might want in the future. Adding onto a hothouse later can be frustrating and expensive.

Greenhouse Building Kits for Outdoor Hothouses

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If you don't have much yard space, you should consider portable greenhouses. These units are smaller and can be set up and taken down as needed. Additionally, portable hothouses are perfect for patio or deck areas. Apartment dwellers might want to consider a small indoor green house that can be placed on a shelf or table.

Greenhouse Building Kits for Portable Hothouses    Building Kits for Indoor Hothouses

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The final decision to make is whether you want to build the structure yourself or purchase a ready-made kit. While it can be rewarding to construct your own hothouse from scratch, it can also be extremely difficult to fit glass or plastic panels correctly, and in the end, may prove to be a greater frustration than it's worth. Green house kits are readily available for purchase online and in specialty stores, and can often save you time and money.

Home Products 'n' More offers various green house kits in many sizes and configurations. Our line of Snap & Grow Greenhouse kits are some of our most popular sellers. These units feature polycarbonate panels. Polycarbonate is a type of engineered plastic that is about one sixth the weight of glass, yet is virtually indestructable. Unlike glass, you'll never have to worry about polycarbonate panels scratching, chipping, cracking, or shattering, making it a very safe product to use. The polycarbonate panels are also crystal clear, which makes it almost impossible for the observer to know that they aren't glass.

We also offer another line of outdoor green house units, the WeatherGuard Kits. WeatherGuard Green Houses feature steel frames and polyethylene covers that are UV treated to maximize their useful lifespan. Our WeatherGuard Deck & Patio Unit is a great option for homeowners who are limited on outdoor space. This kit can be set up during the spring and summer months, used as needed, and then disassembled and stored during the winter months when it's not in use. This makes the WeatherGuard Deck & Patio a great choice for townhome or condo dwellers, who may not have much more space than a small outdoor deck or concrete patio.

Home Products 'N' More also sells small indoor greenhouse units, as well. For apartment dwellers, an indoor green house is a great solution to starting seeds in the springtime. Our indoor green house kits range in size from tabletop units to freestanding units featuring four or five shelves. All the indoor green houses come with plastic covers to help retain heat and moisture. Ideally, an indoor green house should be located near a sunny window or door for maximum solar gain. If this is not possible, you may wish to outfit the unit with grow lights and/or heat lamps. Such systems can easily be purchased at nurseries, garden centers, or home centers. An easy way to manage the lights is to hook them up to a timer. A simple timer like those used for Christmas lights will work well. This will allow you to program the lights to come on at a certain time in the morning and shut off at a certain time in the evening. We also offer free shipping on all our green house supplies! Not sure which unit is right for you? Please call us at 800-690-0132. We're happy to help!