Tools and Materials for Your Greenhouse

Tools and Materials for Your Greenhouse

What Are the Best and Most Important Tools, Supplies, Materials, and Accessories for Your Greenhouse Garden?

Now, that you have your greenhouse built, you still need certain tools and materials to do your gardening. You will need those things that provide heat, light and ventilation for one thing. The humidity will also need to be closely controlled. There are things to help you do all of these available. In addition, you need a way to water your plants effectively.

 

List of Tools and Materials

  1. Humidity Monitoring Tools
  2. Heating and Temperature Adjustment Tools
  3. Shelving and Propagation Tools
  4. Plant Mediums and Soil Tools
  5. Trowels, Rakes, and Potting Tools
  6. Irrigation and Water Tools
  7. Lighting Tools
  8. Ventilation Tools
  9. Shading and Temperature Control Tools
  10. Container Gardening Tools
  11. Root Compounding and Cutting Tools
  12. Fertilization and Composting Tools
  13. Plant Labeling Tools
  14. Pesticide and Herbicide Tools

 

1. Humidity Monitoring Tools

  • Monitoring tools for measuring the humidity level are useful, to ensure you have the right amount moisture in the air, without having too much.
  • When the moisture is allowed to get too high, this could cause mold and mildew to form, on the plants as well as the greenhouse structure.
Electronic sensor station for humidity measurement

Electronic sensor station for humidity measurement (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2. Heating and Temperature Adjustment Tools

  • Heaters are needed in many permanent greenhouses, to ensure the temperature stays ideal for the plants.
  • Thermostats often come with these, to make sure the temperature can be closely regulated and adjusted.

 

3. Shelving and Propagation Tools

  • Benches and shelves hold the potted plants.
  • Propagation trays can also fit on these.
  • Proper shelving allows you to garden standing up instead of bending over.
  • This is part of the joy of gardening in a greenhouse.

 

 

4. Plant Mediums and Soil Tools

  • Planting medium or soil is, of course, necessary for any greenhouse.
  • Many gardeners come up with their own mix of soil, perlite, compost and other materials, while other ones use commercial mix.
  • Many are turning to soilless mixes today.
Cover of "Soil (Rodale's Organic Gardenin...

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5. Trowels, Rakes, and Potting Tools

  • Hand trowels, rakes, and hoes will help you plant and tend your plants.
  • From filling your pots with growing medium or soil to weeding, these tools are a valuable addition to any greenhouse.

 

6. Irrigation and Water Tools

  • Irrigation or other watering equipment is necessary, for effective greenhouse operation.
  • Garden hoses spray water out so fast, that they can wash soil away from the plants and this could expose fragile roots to the air. This cause disease at times, a greenhouse misting system is the perfect alternative.
  • Drip irrigation systems are highly useful in the greenhouse setting. Click to learn more about drip irrigation systems in this buyers guide, or view an installation video for a drip irrigation system.
  • Even simply watering cans are kinder than using the garden hose.

 

Drip Irrigation Layout and its parts.

Drip Irrigation Layout and its parts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

7. Lighting Tools

  • Greenhouse lighting can range from grow lights to just lighting to see at night.
  • Many different fixtures and setups are available regardless of your needs.
  • Grow lights help during stormy or cloudy days to provide your plants with sufficient lighting.

 

 

8. Ventilation Tools

  • Fans for proper ventilation are important.
  • With the correct ventilation, you help control humidity by removing warm moist air and bringing in cool dry air.
  • In addition, some plants grow sturdier stems when there is air movement.

 

9. Shading and Temperature Control Tools

  • There are times that shade is needed for the greenhouse.
  • The research on prefabricated shade panels or sun-blocking cloth is very easy to do, this is a highly recommended area for those growing up North with high temperatures.

 

 

10. Container Gardening Tools

  • Pots, trays, and other containers for the plants to grow, in are available in a variety of styles and sizes.
  • Hanging baskets are also popular, in greenhouse growing situations.

 

11. Root Compounding and Cutting Tools

  • Rooting compound helps cuttings take root and is useful in and out of the greenhouse.
  • This allows roots to sprout quicker, so your plant is off to a faster start.

 

12. Fertilization and Composting Tools

  • Fertilizer, compost, or other necessary nutrients for the plants to thrive should always be on hand.
  • Plants like humans need certain important elements to grow besides just water.
Compost Bin

Compost Bin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

13. Plant Labeling Tools

  • Labels help you keep track of which plants, are where, throughout your greenhouse, this makes tending them less confusing.
  • You will be able to know exactly what is where, so it gets the necessary watering and feeding it needs to thrive.

 

14. Pesticide and Herbicide Tools

  • Using pesticides within greenhouses may be needed, even though the greenhouse is a controlled environment.
  • Try to use the safest of ones. Today, there are even organic solutions.

 

 

Conclusion:

The above are just some of the tools, supplies, materials, and accessories that help operate a greenhouse. Of course, you need the plants that you intend on cultivating on top of anything else you use in your structure. Take the time to set your greenhouse up correctly, so you have everything you need to enjoy gardening in it.

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2 Responses to “Tools and Materials for Your Greenhouse”

  1. Alex @ GoGardenGuides.com Says:

    Great list of the essential supplies one would require for the best greenhouse harvest, possible. With each supply one adds, it will provide a greater growing experience and most likely produce yield. I am a huge advocate of using compost, hydroponics, greenhouse lighting, automatically controlled vent opening devices, automatically controlled watering systems, and finally, shade nets for cooling control, light diffusion, & heating qualities.

    Good post William, we at Go Garden Guides are looking forward to your next publication, as we may be interested in having you as an expert guest author at our website.
    – Alex (Senior Content Editor @ GoGardenGuides.com)

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  2. Marion Says:

    I am more knowledgeable now which tools and materials are important in maintaining a greenhouse. Maintaining a greenhouse is not for a greenhouse “per se” but also for the benefits of the plants and veggies.

    If you are planning to set up a greenhouse garden, you need to complete these set of tools and materials to make your greenhouse stay longer. And make your greenhouse garden more productive. It’s like having car. You buy, maintain and repair. But we are the one who benefited from it first. Happy gardening everyone!

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