You will never look at a greenhouse in the same way again thanks to Jacob Wolff, a young British artist from the Royal College of Art, who has used a Halls Magnum Greenhouse purchased from GardenSite in a unique garden sculpture.
Heating will be a deciding factor on the variety of plants you are able to grow in a greenhouse and the number of plants that can be kept over winter.
The temperature during the winter shouldn't dip below 10C and throughout the year the daily variation shouldn't be more than 10C, this can be controlled by a combination of heating, ventilation and insulation.
To heat your Greenhouse you have a choice of tree main types of heater that you can use if it is a domestic greenhouse. Of course all have their advantages and drawbacks and below I have listed these in an easy to follow list.
It's important to know about them, this way you will know which one will suit your needs and situation perfectly. The three types available are Electricity, Gas and Paraffin.
There are also renewable energy sources available to use which I will go through below the list.
Solar energy or wind turbines may become a consideration in the future but at the moment they are far too expensive due in part to the poor heat retention qualities of a greenhouse.
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