Can anyone help me with advice about Greenhouses. I want to ask the OH for a greenhouse for my birthday (yeah yeah sad I know!!) but I need help with somethings....
I just want to be able to grow some toms etc and start off seeds etc in the spring so would it need to be heated? If so, location would need to be an issue to run power to it. As the house is south fcing it needs to be at the bottom of the garden to get decent amount of sun.
What glazing would you recommend? The rear of the garden backs onto a road so i wonder if glass could get broken with flying stones when lorries etc pass!
I've read that polycarbonate means plants won't scorch as they would in glass greenhouses. What is 'hoticultural glass? I also have a cat, so if glass was to get smashed I'd hate her to stand in it.
is this an 'expanding hobby'? - I think a 6x6 is ample for my needs but should I go bigger?
How are bases for greenhouses secured down? What kind of foundations do you require?
I don't really know anyone with a greenhouse to ask all these questions!!
- 7 Feb, 2011