Urban Greenhouse

Creating Urban Greenhouse Enviroments

There is a preconceived notion that greenhouses are only suitable for rural or agricultural areas, but greenhouses are well suited to urban areas, as well. City residents have an opportunity to join the every growing horticultural community known as: urban gardening. There are magazines, blogs, and books dedicated to urban gardening.

A greenhouse is normally smaller in scale when located in an urban area, as compared to a rural setting. The reduced size means the space allocation inside the greenhouse becomes more creative and specifically planned. The framework of an urban greenhouse will be constructed out of durable aluminum that will not rot, rust, warp, or require constant finish maintenance. Solar Innovations, Inc. offers seven standard colors. Custom colors are available for an additional price.

An urban greenhouse can be located in many locations. Townships can own a greenhouse in a public park or botanical garden. Private organizations also purchase greenhouses as a group effort. Commercial businesses utilize greenhouses as store fronts to sell produce and flowers. A greenhouse can also be purchased by a private individual and placed atop a roof or balcony; allowing for year-round gardening in an urban environment.

Urban Greenhouse Installation
Urban Greenhouses can be installed anywhere. Pictured above is a greenhouse being installed in the gap between two high rises.

Solar Innovations, Inc. offers a full line of greenhouse accessories, such as benches, plant hangers, water solutions, humidifiers, circulating fans, and heating and cooling. These accessories can be automated permanently or during a trip to keep plants healthy. In a traditional greenhouse you will find wall to wall benches; an urban gardener will need tiered benches. This expands the growing area. Another option is to utilize plant hangers. A metal tube can be hung, allowing hanging baskets and upside down vegetables to be grown from containers. Under shelf benches can also be added to greenhouses; they are ideal for low light plants.

To discuss a future urban greenhouse feel free to call Solar Innovations, Inc. at 800-618-0669 or e-mail skylight@solarinnovations.com.

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