Tips for Organizing Your Greenhouse

Organize Greenhouse Gothic ArchPutting some thought into the interior layout and design of your greenhouse once it’s assembled can have an impact your gardening success.

Not only can you boost your productivity by organizing your supplies and tools, but also you can affect the health of your plants by considering their placement—in relation to each other or to the sun—in your greenhouse.

Whether you’re just getting started or you want to optimize your greenhouse organization, consider the following tips so you get the most out of your gardening efforts!

Divide your greenhouse into zones. Establish designated areas for planting, tool storage, potting plants and even storage for often-used supplies, such as watering equipment, plant food and more.

Design your interior around your potting bench. Arguably the most important area of your greenhouse, the potting bench should be placed against a wall with access to plumbing. Purchase new or upcycle secondhand furniture.

Acquire shelving that will increase growing space. The addition of tiered benches or shelves can help you use floor space in your greenhouse wisely. Be mindful of where you place plants in relation to light sources. Adjustable shelving is preferred for its versatility.

Utilize space underneath benches. While this is an option for making the most of your greenhouse space, this suggestion comes with some concerns. Low-light crops may be suited for this area, but watering can be a problem, which may increase the likelihood of disease.

Under-bench storage is also an option. A central workbench can have dual functional purposes—a space to work, as well as space to store tools, pots, soil and fertilizer. Consider stacking bins and sealable containers to protect items from insects and rodents.

Maximize the upper areas of your greenhouse. Hanging plants to fill empty ceiling space can not only help increase your productivity, but also can provide welcome shade depending on the season. Take note of your plants’ needs and their light requirements when considering this.

Create a labeling system for your plants. Simple, inexpensive supplies can be used to label your plants, but more importantly, color-code your system based on where plants should be placed, considering needs for sun and water or as edible and non-edible.

Working on your greenhouse organization and need supplies to help? Let us know! Call our friendly representatives at 800-531-4769 or visit www.GothicArchGreenhouses.com for assistance.