Yes, it can! Whether you are a novice gardener or an avid experienced grower, you can find a multitude of uses for a portable greenhouse. If you choose carefully, you will have the benefit of it's use for years to come. It's important to choose the right greenhouse for the use you intend to put it to. Portable greenhouse kits come in a variety of sizes to suit your specific needs. Your plan for a greenhouse should take into consideration the space you have to work with, the location of that space, what you would like to achieve with it and certainly your budget!
If you are just starting out or are experimenting with the type of plant or vegetable you are growing, it will probably take some trial and error to find the right location for your portable greenhouse. It would be an advantage to you to purchase a kit rather than try to build something on your own. Portable greenhouse kits are readily available online and are made to be just that. Portable! Most are easy to set up and take down and are compact for easy storage.
Suit your purchase to what you plan to use it for. You may live in an area where shorter growing seasons are common, perhaps large amounts of precipitation or intense heat are factors. Fortunately, greenhouse kits come with options either included or available in order to help you regulate your greenhouse growing environment. If you wish to extend your growing season you can get a great start with a portable greenhouse.
Starting seeds is a very economical way to grow as starter plants can be quite expensive and a portable greenhouse allows you to get a jump on the season while protecting your seeds and young plants from frost. If you have your plants in the ground and wish to protect them, you can use a hoop greenhouse to cover your rows. Another key point to make is that while they don't keep out everything, having your plants in a greenhouse can reduce exposure to pests and limits the use of pesticides and fungicides. Healthy plants and healthy you! An electric heater is a great option for controlling the temperature during cold or cloudy days. Just make sure you have planned to be able to get power to it. A quality portable greenhouse will also have vents built into it so that you can release the heat and get good air circulation during the warmer part of the day. When it gets really hot, a shade cloth covering can be essential. Misting and drip irrigation systems can definitely help maintain a healthy atmosphere.
There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. -Mirabel Osler
So true, isn't it? There's nothing quite like the satisfaction of nurturing a plant to maturity and enjoying the fruits of your labor, be it fresh, healthy produce for your family table or gorgeous blooms to refresh the soul. So gather your thoughts, dreams and imagination and take a look for that perfect portable greenhouse and put those plans into reality! Happy growing!