Greenhouse Guide [Infographic]

Why have a greenhouse?

Greenhouses are easy to use and maintain, even for the most amatuer gardeners, and provide a multitude of benefits for you and your fridge! Benefits include:

  • Growing your fruit and vegetables all year round
  • Saving money on your food shop
  • Grow exotic plants and vegetables that you wouldn’t usually find in a supermarket
  • Growing your own food reduces your carbon footprint
  • Gets you outside in the fresh air, improving your mental and physical health
  • Protects your more delicate and sensitive plants

How a greenhouse works

Step 1: The greenhouse glass allows sunlight to enter the greenhouse.

Step 2: The plants absorb the light, converting light rays into heat.

Step 3: The heat gets trapped in the greenhouse, raising the internal temperature.

Step 4:  The warm and light environment provides the perfect atmosphere for optimum plant growth. 

What to grow in a greenhouse?

Note: Could the designer create images of each plant, from spring to winter. Maybe a circle split into 4 seasons? 

Late winter to early spring

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Celeriac
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peas

Mid-spring

  • Courgettes
  • Squashes
  • Pumpkins
  • Cucumbers
  • French beans
  • Melons
  • Sweetcorn
  • Pepper
  • Tomato
  • Basil

Late spring to early summer

  • Plant summer greenhouse plants into their final positions indoors
  • Harden off and plant out young plants of outdoor crops once the frost has passed

Mid-summer

  • Harvest summer crops

Late summer

  • Lettuces
  • Salad leaves
  • Baby carrots 
  • Potatoes 

Autumn

  • Remove spent summer crops
  • Lettuces 
  • Plant calabrese
  • French beans

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