Summer Gardening in a Backyard Greenhouse

By SchwebAdmin

Backyard greenhouses have gained popularity in recent years as hobby gardeners seek refuge for their plants during the harsh winter months we experience here in Indiana. Many people Don’t associate greenhouses with summer gardening, but they can be a great way to control your growing climate or get plants started for the summer season. Today we are going to cover some great ways to utilize your backyard greenhouse to level up your summer gardening. 

Full Control of the Climate

Gardening in a greenhouse allows you to regulate the temperature and humidity your plants grow in. In the midwest, we are prone to cold snaps in spring and early summer that can wreak havoc on outdoor gardens. Plants can also suffer during the hot summer months, as extreme heat can reduce photosynthesis. You can regulate the temperature in your greenhouse with things like an HVAC system, circulation fans, and shade curtains.

Our area is also prone to high humidity during the summer, which can be harmful to certain plants and vegetables. If you garden in a backyard greenhouse you can control the humidity to create the perfect growing environment for your plants.

Control of Pests

One of the biggest benefits of indoor gardening during the summer is the ability to control weeds and pests. Gardeners have been going to battle with destructive animals for hundreds of years, and there is no better way to win this battle than with a greenhouse. Having a structure surrounding your vegetables, fruits, and plants prevents rabbits, deer, and other animals from rooting around and eating your precious crops.

Growing Seeds

As you are planning your summer garden you may want to grow plants or vegetables that require strict growing conditions to germinate. Starting your seeds in the greenhouse allows you to get a head start on the growing season, while maintaining a consistent environment for your seeds to thrive and germinate. There are a lot of delicious vegetables that grow best when they are seeded in a controlled environment, and there are plenty of guides that will help you transfer your seedlings to the garden.

Growing Plants That Require Full Sun

Depending on the size of the yard, a backyard greenhouse is usually placed in the spot with the most direct sunlight. This may cause trouble if you decide you want to grow hot-weather vegetables or herbs in your summer garden. If this is the case for your summer garden, we recommend growing these plants in your greenhouse so they receive the amount of sunlight and warmth they need to thrive. You can find some examples of vegetables and herbs that thrive in high heat and the sun below:

  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Basil
  • Oregano
  • Hot Peppers
  • Oregano
  • Melons

Are you ready to start your summer greenhouse journey? Our line of backyard greenhouses is built with the same quality and care as our storage buildings, and is sure to level up your backyard gardening experience. Contact us today for a complimentary quote!