For The New Gardener - An Essential Greenhouse Equipment List

by Michelle Torres - Date: 2010-09-30 - Word Count: 314 Share This!

Congratulations on your decision to be a greenhouse gardener. Now, where to start? First, you must decide what tools you will need for your new adventure. This little guide to greenhouse equipment can help you on your way.

Essential Greenhouse Equipment for the New Greenhouse Gardener

1. Gardening Trays or Pots. You can choose a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, as well as varieties such as clay, plastic, or ceramic.

2. Potting Soil. Potting soil is another essential element in the greenhouse. Many gardeners choose to purchase potting soil, but mix it with their own compost and sterilized backyard soil to create the perfect potting mix. As a beginner, you may wish to purchase a bag of basic potting soil to start and venture into soil mixtures as you grow in experience and knowledge.

3. Seeds or Plants. This is one of the most fun parts! What do YOU want to grow?

4. Hose and Watering Can. Plants cannot grow without water. You can get a cheap one or an expensive one, it's up to you, just make sure you get one that can keep your new plants healthy and happy!

5. Disinfectant. Your greenhouse plants are susceptible to germs and diseases just like people. A basic disinfectant, either an organic variety or regular bleach, is necessary to keep your greenhouse healthy.

Controversial Greenhouse Equipment Essentials

Some of these next greenhouse equipment 'essentials' are only essential depending on who you ask. Decide for yourself what you need from the following:

1. Gloves
2. Fungicides & Pesticides
3. Seats
4. Rakes, shovels, and towels
5. Supports like twine, trellises, and tomato cages
6. Fertilizers
7. Bin for composting

The fun of being a greenhouse gardener starts with getting the proper greenhouse equipment. Go ahead and splurge a little. Does that gnome bring a smile to your face? Did you fall in love with the matching baby blue boots & gloves? Go ahead and get them - they'll just add to the fun!

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