Green Living greenhouse

Published on December 10th, 2013 | by Backyards Made Better


Building A Backyard Greenhouse From Bob Vila

Shorter days, colder temperatures, and frozen earth: For most, the advent of winter marks the year’s end of planting, pruning, and picking. Greenhouses—backyard structures of varying sophistication—extend the growing season well beyond the sun of spring and summer, providing a soul-warming haven of green for their cultivators. Let’s put it this way: A well-maintained greenhouse can supply fresh vegetables for the dinner table, even in the midst of a snowstorm.

It doesn’t really matter where you put the birdbath, but choosing an appropriate site for a greenhouse is critically important.

The ideal location is south side of your property, where the greenhouse is most likely to receive the most sunlight throughout the seasons. Failing that, try for a site that is west-facing.

No matter the location you ultimately choose, take pains to ensure the greenhouse is going to get good morning sun.

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