I'm looking at buying a lean-to greenhouse to grow things such as
lettuce, tomatoes, spring onions etc but I'm unsure of the best
I have 2 locations in my garden in mind; one being by my shed at the
top of the garden which gets the most sun during the day (probably at
it's peak position at around 2-3pm; south-south west) and the second
position against a North-north West facing wall and only really gets
direct sun from around noon onwards, but is more in the shade as it is
closer to the house.
My partner would prefer the second option as it's closer to the house
to get the produce in when needed, but I'm guessing the first option is
going to be the favoured position, am I right?
As I'm only looking at a 6' long lean-to I wasn't sure how other
factors such as heat/shade etc would play?
It would help if you said where you are or at least what your climate and
hemisphere are. Also the seasons that you intend to grow your salad veges
and what the outside temperature would be then would help.
And hemisphere can determine orientation regarding shading structures. The
OP seems to be posting from the UK but I don't know if that is that
Also greenhouses are used in somewhat different ways in different climates.
Where I am people use greenhouses to grow warm season things outside summer
but the summer is very hot, in that case they either grow nothing in summer
in the greenhouse, or put much effort into getting air circulation and
partial shading. Using heating in greenhouses is unheard of. In a cold
climate things are different.
Sorry for delay in reply.
I live in the UK, in the Midlands. Just looking at typical salad crops
such as lettuce, tomatoes, etc. As for temperatures!!! Depends on how
good the British summer is that year!!!
Not sure how this could be answered with so little known about your
specific location. I'd position my greenhouse to get maximum
sunlight, you can always block sun if needed. The
thermostatic-controlled windows automatically open when heat is too
high. If you have a greenhouse you can move around, all the better.
For me, having herbs close to the house is more important, sometimes I
need a small amount of fresh herbs while cooking.
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