Would you like to have your seedlings ready to plant as soon as the cold weather passes or be able to strike cuttings and grow them with ease?
All of this and more is possible if you install a greenhouse. While many gardeners dream of having one, they’re often put off by the perceived difficulty, lack of space and the potential expense.
But a greenhouse doesn’t have to be hard, huge or a budget crusher.
We show you how to install one using a kit and look at some of the uses.
Secure the cover
Firmly knot the small ties located in the internal corners of the greenhouse cover around the joiners or frame tubes.
This prevents the cover from moving around on the frame or blowing off in windy conditions.
Peg the frame
Use the guy ropes and pegs supplied to hold down the greenhouse securely, positioning the guy ropes at each external corner of the cover.
TIP We decided to use heavy-duty tent pegs to secure the greenhouse.
Add the plants
Position the larger, heavier plants on the floor of the greenhouse and use the shelves for smaller, lighter pots.
The top shelves are ideal for seed trays.
TIP Water the plants well when the weather is particularly hot.