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Choosing Equipment for Greenhouse Gardening

How to choose gardening tools and equipment you will need if you want to grow crops in a Greenhouse

 

Gardening Tools

Jump to:-   Must Have  |  Helpful Additions  |  If you have the money  

The equipment you will need for growing edible crops in a greenhouse will partly depend on what you are planning to grow.  There are some items which will be essential, some which would be handy and some which whilst not necessary, may make certain tasks much easier.

To separate the wheat from the chaff we've divided possible equipment into three categories: Must Have's, Helpful Additions, If you have the Money.

NB   This section only deals with equipment and compost. For information about fertilisers and chemicals visit our Resources section. For a complete list of garden tools and equipment including a description of their uses, visit the List of Tools & Equipment page where you can also buy most of the equipment listed through Amazon.

Must Have

These are the very basics without which you will have difficulty growing fruit and vegetables in greenhouses. Exactly what you choose will depend on the size of your greenhouse and the crops you want to grow.

Containers - No need for fancy stuff: different sized plastic flower pots or plain terracotta pots  will do. Don't forget growbags.
Pots and grow Bags

Hand Fork and Towel
Hand fork & trowel 
Stones
Crocks or Stones
Compost
Compost
Watering Trays
Watering Trays
Canes and Sticks
Canes and Sticks
Watering Can
Watering Can 
Seed pots and trays
Seed pots and trays
Plant Labels Marker
Plant Labels
       

 

 

Helpful Additions

Although the above items will allow you to get on with most jobs in the greenhouse, the following items will either make life a lot easier or enable you to broaden your general gardening skills or the types of crops you grow.

Staging
Staging
Gardening Gloves
Gloves
Hosepipe and sprinkler system
Hose/Sprinkler
Plant Ties
Plant Ties
Garden Sprayer
Sprayer
Pruners
Secateurs
Garden Dibber
Dibber
Garden Trug
 Trug/Basket
Paint On Shading
Paint On Shading

If you've got the money

The following items are not absolutely necessary and some can set you back a pretty penny however, they open up all sorts of possibilities and make life even easier.

Electric Seed Propagator
Electric
Propagator
Cold Frames
Cold
Frame
Greenhouse Heater
Greenhouse
Heaters
Auto Vent
Greenhouse
Auto Vent
Louvre Vent
Greenhouse
Louvre Vents
Greenhouse Shading
Greenhouse
Shading
Greenhouse Thermometer
Greenhouse
Thermometer

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