How to Use a Mini Greenhouse

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How to Use a Mini Greenhouse
A mini greenhouse allows you to grow many vegetables. (young parsley in greenhouse image by Kostyantyn Ivanyshen from Fotolia.com)

If you live in an apartment or have a small yard, you still have the ability to grow your favourite plants in a mini greenhouse. You can place a mini greenhouse anywhere, such as a patio, small garden or even on a balcony, if space is limited. While you can find a miniature greenhouse to fit any space, they are typically six square feet and offer the same use to you and your plants as the larger versions.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Mini greenhouse kit
  • Plants
  • Water
  • River rocks

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Purchase a mini greenhouse, and set it up in your desired location. They are easy to set up, and come with step-by-step instructions, so anyone can put it together.

  2. 2

    Choose the plants you want to keep in the mini greenhouse. A greenhouse will protect plants from ice, frost or snow during the colder months, allowing you to grow plants year-round.

  3. 3

    Place your potted plants in the greenhouse. You can plant whatever you want in the mini greenhouse, from houseplants to herbs and vegetables.

  4. 4

    Mist the plants once a day, to keep the soil moist and the leaves cleansed, especially if you have leafy vegetables like lettuce or spinach in your greenhouse.

  5. 5

    Space the plants apart, so they have an area to expand and grow without being crushed by other plants.

  6. 6

    Place river rocks throughout the greenhouse. River rocks absorb heat during the day and release heat at night, keeping the temperature in the greenhouse even. During the summer, maintain the temperature in the greenhouse by airing it out for ventilation.

  7. 7

    Maintain a clean mini greenhouse so plants stay healthy and thrive. Remove dead leaves and plants from the greenhouse, and keep it insect-free, as they might destroy your plants.

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