The Pros And Cons Of Mini Greenhouses

If you are looking to grow plants year-round, you may be looking to buy a greenhouse. However, if your space is limited, you may be looking at a mini one, rather than a full-sized version. Learning the pros and cons of buying a mini greenhouse will let you decide if it is ideal for you. Here are some of those pros and cons.

Cons of a Mini Greenhouse

  • Cost

One of the biggest downsides to setting up a mini greenhouse is the cost. Many people think that it will be significantly cheaper to install a mini greenhouse, rather than a full-sized one. However, this is not always the case. When setting up a greenhouse of any size, you have to build the greenhouse and then set it up so you can control the light, humidity, and temperature. The wiring and equipment that you will use to control these things is typically the same as in a full-sized unit, meaning those costs are pretty equivalent. If you have the space, compare the cost of a full-sized greenhouse to a mini one, as you may be surprised that the prices are not significantly different. 

  • They Require More Care

The other major disadvantage of a mini greenhouse is that they require more care and maintenance. A mini greenhouse will heat up faster and maintain more humidity than a traditional greenhouse because of its size. If you are looking for something maintenance-free, this is not the ideal gardening setup for you.

Pros of a Mini Greenhouse

  • You Can Grow the Plants You Want

The biggest advantage of a mini greenhouse, or any greenhouse for that matter, is that you have the ability to grow the plants you want, regardless of what hardiness zone your reside in or what the weather is like at the time of year you want to plant. This allows you to have full control over your garden and for you to pick and choose what you want to plant and when.

  • Space Isn't an Issue

The other upside of a mini greenhouse is that it allows you to have a greenhouse if you have a limited space. Some mini greenhouses are so small that they can sit on a porch or patio, allowing those that live in a condo or apartment the ability to garden as they desire. If you have limited space, or no backyard at all, a mini greenhouse may be the perfect option for you.

Setting up and maintaining a greenhouse of any size can be costly. As such, it is always recommended that you take the time to research the various types of greenhouses and find the one that is best for you. Learning the pros and cons of a particular type can help you decide if that is the best type of greenhouse for your situation.

For more information, contact Simply Solar Green Houses or a similar company.