Having a greenhouse, whether big or small, is a game-changer. You can use it to grow all kinds of plants that would never be able to survive in your climate, whether that’s in summer or winter.
But the greenhouse structure itself is just the beginning. Once you have yours all set up, you’re going to need the right equipment to grow your plants and keep them healthy.
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There are a few supplies that you can’t live without, like some sort of container or bed in which to grow the plants. Then there are the nice-to-haves, like seed drills.
Coming up in this guide, here are the supplies we’re going to go over:
Essential Greenhouse Supplies
Have a pencil and paper ready to make your shopping list? Great, let’s go:
1. Containers, Trays, or Beds
Once you’ve got your structure built, you need somewhere to put your plants. The options here are pretty endless.
You can use pots or trays, either set on the ground or on shelves or tables. Or you can plant directly in the ground or in raised beds. You can even use hanging baskets.
Depending on what you plan to grow, you’ll need a seed tray (or 20) to start seeds.
Heavy Duty 1020 Tray
Gardener’s Supply Company makes some heavy-duty 21 by 11-inch trays that are reusable and deep enough for most seed-starting needs.
You absolutely must label your seeds. I can’t count how many times I told myself I would remember what seeds I’d sown or I stuck a piece of paper under the tray, thinking it would last until the seedlings emerged and at that point I could tell them apart.
It never worked, and I finally invested in some plant markers. I don’t know why
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