Greenhouses are best known for serving as a safety net between your plants, trees and nature itself. It allows for more productivity when it comes to growing these plants and trees as a greenhouse is focused on extending certain seasons and perhaps even making some seasons shorter. It also allows for seasons to be improved, as well as the conditions of which plants normally live and grow in. It provides protection against the cold and forces of nature while sustaining these plants for longer periods than usual.
Looking at the term ‘greenhouse effect’ however, is a much more serious term than most people think and involves all the different effects that the global environment has on plant species, trees and fungi.
The greenhouse is designed to keep the heat inside and in cases where, in certain countries, the heat is too severe, keep the plant-life cool and keep it from dying because of its conditions.
Types of Greenhouses
If you’re thinking of starting a greenhouse of your own, then the first thing you need to take into consideration is what type of plants or plant or plant-species you would like to grow.
The temperature is the first and biggest aspect you need to consider before starting a greenhouse.
Cold Houses – Yes, we’re still referring to a greenhouse, just a different type of greenhouse, however. These greenhouses have temperatures that usually fall below freezing levels but still provides protection for plants. These greenhouses do not have any added heat systems installed and uses its cold temperatures to extend the growing season of Spring. It allows crops to thus grow earlier and during Fall, allow for crops to grow for longer periods.
Warm Houses – Reaching temperatures of roughly 55-degree Fahrenheit, these greenhouses allow for plants to survive during some of the coldest winters and allow them to grow into their optimal state.
Cool Houses – Much to be confused with a cold house, cool houses reach temperatures between 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit and maintains temperatures above a freezing level which allows for plants to survive in colder locations.
Hot Houses – With temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, hot houses are used for the maintenance and sustainability of tropical plants due to fact that they need much more heat than other plants.
Factors that Need to be Considered before Building these Greenhouses
Although many types of greenhouses are fairly simple and don’t require a lot of maintenance, there are also those that are quite complex and requires a lot more assistance to be able to grow in certain conditions. In order to grow into its optimal state, all plant species need the perfect water, moisture and temperature levels. Everything from its design, materials and the way the greenhouse faces the sunlight, matters.
A greenhouse is simply a structure that takes care of the health, growth and longevity of our plants, especially in extreme weather conditions.