There’s a ton of information out there on greenhouse gardening and quite frankly, it’s overwhelming. It should be easy to find information on best greenhouse techniques or DIY greenhouses. Not like pulling teeth.
That’s why we created this master guide to greenhouse gardening. We’ve organized what we think are some of the best resources on greenhouses. We hope that you find this helpful.
Each category will be sorted with the most helpful articles we found at the top.
This article is probably the best beginner’s guide to greenhouse gardening on the internet. It includes topics such as choosing a greenhouse, site selection, ventilation, cleaning, heating, and the essential starting kit.
A unique beginner’s to greenhouse gardening. This article talks about heating, lighting, pollination, watering, cooling, and winter vegetables.
A helpful guide to starting a greenhouse. This author discusses how to sterilize soil and containers. She also gives tips on how to improve humidity and ventilation.
Some general advice on owning a greenhouse. These tips are great for beginners and experienced greenhouse growers.
For those who are complete beginners to the world of greenhouse gardening, this article discusses heating and ventilation, humidity, shade cloths, and even seasonal growing tips.
This father shares some of the things he has learned in greenhouse gardening. Discusses temperature, pest prevention, and plant spacing. Also gives a list of some of the best greenhouse plants to grow.
Greenhouse Site Selection
A good guide for backyard greenhouse site selection. Discusses light, convenience, level ground, orientation, easy access, and soil.
A nicely put together article with helpful tips on positioning a greenhouse. Some of its unique considerations are use of trees, accessibility, and child safety.
While this article is written for commercial greenhouse owners, it gives good tips for any greenhouse site selection. Its unique points are the effects of elevation, water, and microclimate in site selection.
If you’re looking for good ways to keep your greenhouse from overheating during the hot summer months, this article provides 4 cheap and easy methods.
This article looks at some of the best methods for heating and cooling. Some of these ideas are fairly involved but they are definitely worth your time.
A list of six must-haves for greenhouse temperature control.
An Ag teacher’s thoughts on greenhouse temperature control based on some of his personal experiences.
The best article we found on greenhouse humidity. It gives a fairly in-depth look at some of the best humidity control methods. This article is also available in PDF.
This article is somewhat technical, but it provides some helpful advice on humidity and its relationship to temperature.
An easy to understand article on greenhouse humidity and ways for dealing with it.
This is an amazing article on building healthy soil. It gives a comprehensive look at the ingredients of healthy soil. It also provides some methods for dealing with poor soil structure.
This is one of the best articles I found on soil health. It discusses almost everything you will need to know about making good soil as well as ways to deal with deficiencies.
If you’re interested in making your own greenhouse soil, this article gives some of the best ingredients. Sneak peak…it includes compost, peat moss, sand, and more.
This article shows you step-by-step how to get your soil tested through a local extension office. It also gives some tips for creating healthier soil.
A helpful guide to growing year-round. Discusses what plants will do best during different times of year.
Some cheap and practical ways to keep your greenhouse warm during the winter.
During the summer, it’s important to keep your greenhouse at a consistent temperature. This article discusses some of the best ways to keep your greenhouse cool during the summer.
This article gives some cool ideas for greenhouse uses beyond gardening, during the summer.
Greenhouse Tools & Gadgets
Ten practical accessories and gadgets you’ll want for running a greenhouse.
A list of some of the most helpful technology you’ll need to run your greenhouse.
You wouldn’t expect Fox News to make the list but here they are. This article lists pretty much all the basics necessary to start a greenhouse. Surprisingly helpful and very practical.
This article is worth checking out for those who are looking to make their greenhouse more practical and efficient.
List of top ten common greenhouse gardening mistakes. The last half of these are especially helpful.
This article gives advice on how to avoid rookie mistakes in greenhouse gardening.
1. 125 Free DIY Greenhouse Plans to Help You Build One in Your Garden This Weekend (morningchores.com)
Over 100 different plans for DIY greenhouses with links to plans for every single one. If you want to build your own greenhouse, you’re guaranteed to find something here.
This article gives some really creative ideas for building your own greenhouse. Super cool stuff!
We love this article because it has some of the most beautiful DIY greenhouses. These are a must-see.
This article gives a great step-by-step example of how to build the foundation for a backyard DIY greenhouse.
This article gives some really cool ideas for making your greenhouse even more awesome. You HAVE to check these out!
These ideas are intended for small gardens but they work perfect for beautifying a greenhouse as well.
Check out this awesome list of garden ornaments. They’re guaranteed to take your greenhouse to the next level.