Why Build A Greenhouse?
With climate change at the top of a lot of people’s minds it is no surprise that more than ever people are looking for more environmentally friendly ways to do everyday things to do their part in helping the Earth. There are many different changes you can make throughout your life to help the planet. Some small changes that everyone can take include, washing clothes in cold water, stopping the use of single-use plastic, and switching all lightbulbs to LED. Even the smallest of changes can have a huge impact on the environment.
For those who want to do more there are many things you can do to help improve the environment. A switch that greatly benefits the planet as well as benefits yourself is to grow your own food. By growing your own food, especially within the ground compared to pots, you help to restore healthy nutrients back into the soil.
Taking the time to grow your own food is a big commitment and depending on where you live, the time you have to grow your own food can be very limited. To make a large impact on the environment that can last year round you will need a greenhouse.
Benefits Of Having A Greenhouse
There are many benefits of building a greenhouse. For one, it extends your growing season from a couple of months to all year round. This extended growing season not only gives you the chance to have fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs all year long but also helps improve the soil. As your plants grow they enrich the soil and replenish it with the nutrients it desperately needs. While traditional gardens help the soil, greenhouses do a better job at aiding in the longevity of improving the soil.
Benefits Of Growing Your Own Food
Watching your garden flourish and produce so many different types of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers is a rewarding feeling that gives you a physical prize for all your hard work. Studies have shown that gardening, even in a greenhouse, greatly improves people's moods and is a healthy way to relieve stress as well as anxiety.
Growing your own food is also extremely cost-effective. With rising food prices, growing your own produce is a great way to save on your weekly grocery bill. Even having a few plants can help reduce your grocery bills. For those with large gardens it is estimated that you can save up to $800 a year on groceries by growing your own food.
Whether you are currently an avid gardener or someone who is looking into starting their planting adventure, a greenhouse is the perfect way to grow your favorite plants all year round. Take a look at our DIY Greenhouse Kits today to see which greenhouse will work best for your backyard.
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Wanting to build your own greenhouse, but do not have the funds to do so? Look at our articles about the NRCS’s High Tunnel Initiative and how through applying you might be able to build a greenhouse for FREE.
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