Hello, garden friends! The new garden season is already at the door. who beautiful flowers , fragrant Herbs If you want to have healthy vegetables in your own garden in the summer, you must start working now. Although the winter outside surprises us with its minus temperatures, the hobby gardeners can now start sowing the first plants. For this purpose they need a mini greenhouse, which can also be placed on the balcony or the terrace. In addition, a small model also looks good on the windowsill or where it is warm and sunny at home. A mini greenhouse is really space saving and you can also hang it on the balcony railing (if you have a south or west facing balcony) and offer your own seedling the best germination and growth conditions. What you can do with a mini-greenhouse and what benefits it brings you, you will learn in this article.
At home there is always a cheap place for a miniature greenhouse.
- Why do you need a mini greenhouse?
Before you are even interested in a mini-greenhouse, you must clearly define your project. Flower lovers can in it orchids , succulents or cultivating other flowers. Who own culinary herbs also wants a mini-greenhouse. He can place it in a sunny spot in the kitchen or always have fresh herbs ready on the windowsill and in the cold months. But most hobby gardeners need a small greenhouse to grow the seedlings. On a limited place you can pull seedlings yourself and later plant them outside in the vegetable beds. The possibilities of using a mini greenhouse are numerous, so it would be advisable to first determine your plan and only then act.
Kitchen herbs in the mini greenhouse on the windowsill are a must for many women.
Rosemary and Co. in the Miniature Greenhouse.
- Build a greenhouse yourself or buy it at the hardware store?
Handicrafted gardening enthusiasts decide in the winter months to build a mini-greenhouse itself. This can also be made of wood, metal or plastic. The big plus is that you choose the size and shape of your miniature greenhouse yourself. You can build a very small model for the windowsill in the kitchen or a larger greenhouse for outdoors, which you put close to the south side of the house. How to easily and quickly build a mini-greenhouse itself, see the video below.
But those who have no time or talent for such activities can find a finished model in the Bauhaus. Mini-greenhouses in different sizes and made of different building materials are offered, so you will definitely find the best for yourself. Here's another plus. You can count on the fact that such a mini-greenhouse is professionally designed and will do justice to your project.
A mini greenhouse can also have decorative features.
Its design and the entire design can be decided by crafts fans themselves.
- Which germination and growth conditions are created for young plants in the mini greenhouse?
As is known, the principle of the mini greenhouse is based on the greenhouse effect, that is, the sun's rays heat the ground and the heat is then sent back. As a result of this process, the air in the mini greenhouse is also heated and the humidity increased. This creates ideal germination conditions for sowing. Your plants need temperature between 18 and 25 degrees C during the day for optimal growth, which does not fall below 15 degrees C at night. This can only be achieved in the greenhouse during the last winter weeks and in the spring. For herbs, lettuce and summer flowers, these temperatures are ideal. However, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and other vegetables are more demanding and require higher temperatures for germination and growth in our conditions.
Temperature and light supply are crucial for the young plants in the mini-greenhouse.
Also suitable substrate and soil moisture.
Obtain a suitable substrate for sowing in the miniature greenhouse. Maintain the young plants in individual containers, so they develop best. Also, pay attention to the optimal water and light supply of the young plants in the miniature greenhouse. Avoid waterlogging, this can kill the seedlings. Keep only the substrate moist and open the cover of the mini greenhouse regularly so that the condensation water goes out.
If your mini greenhouse is outside, you'll need to open the lid regularly.
The same with the greenhouse outside, because the condensation must go out.
The plants in the mini greenhouse need eight to twelve hours of light every day. It would be best if it comes directly from above, otherwise the seedlings focus on the sun and grow crooked. Cuttings are more resistant and also feel ideal in such a greenhouse, before you plant them outside.
As you can see, the mini-greenhouse theme is extensive but very useful. We hope that the information presented here can help you to draw fresh herbs, garden flowers and various vegetables and then enjoy them. Have fun, the Trendomat editors wish you!
Your self-built mini-greenhouse can have a stylish design and even be striking in the interior.
Small, space saving, but very useful.
In this larger greenhouse, your plants can hibernate well.
You can have small tomatoes very early.
We need fresh herbs every day when cooking.
Build yourself a cottage for sophisticated flowers!
A mini greenhouse looks good on the balcony.
Professionally designed for outdoors.