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Winterizing a Hobby Greenhouse

Winterizing your hobby greenhouse from cold winter winds and plunging temperatures is an ideal way to extend the growing season. The first step is deciding on a heat source. Do your research. There are many ways of heating your greenhouse, including some energy-conscious options.

Inspect all joints, hinges, and panels. Tighten and adjust if needed. Seal any cracks. They can leak warm air outdoors. Plug holes to prevent unwanted pests from taking shelter. Add some form of insulation to the back (north-facing) or sidewalls – locations where the sun will not be blocked. Do not completely shut all vents. Good ventilation is essential. Greenhouses need fresh air no matter what the season.

Winterizing your hobby greenhouse will keep the cold air out and the warm air in so you and your plants stay comfortable inside.


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