Winter Greenhouse Gardening

Tudor Greenhouse in snow

Standard Greenhouse Features

Thermal Option and Exterior Glazing Materials

The Tudor greenhouse to the left has as sufficient roof pitch so the snow slides off. Additionally, a concrete base wall helps prevent heat loss in the winter greenhouse. This customer’s plants are safe and warm for the winter.

A Tudor style greenhouse is a good choice for winter greenhouse gardening. The steep roof pitch allows snow to slide off easily, preventing potentially damaging accumulations.

Other considerations when planning a winter greenhouse include:

  • If building a greenhouse attached to a house, avoid locating the greenhouse where snow might suddenly slide off the house roof, damaging the greenhouse
  • Design the winter greenhouse to include electricity for heat as well as lights and fans
  • An oscillating fan should run 24/7 to keep moisture from condensing on plants and growing mold.

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