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  • Greenhouses are usually made from transparent materials, such as glass or plastic, attached to a timber or steel frame.

    The higher temperature within a greenhouse means that plants can be encouraged to grow which otherwise might not survive out in the garden. 

    Potting sheds on the other hand, are perfect for gardening enthusiasts who need a space to grow plants, as well as perform other gardening activities which may not be feasible inside a greenhouse. When it comes to its functionality, a potting shed can provide every green fingered individual with a tranquil place to plot and plant.

    Just like any traditional greenhouse, a potting shed offers a sanctuary for plants, creating the ideal growing temperature, especially for those that aren’t ready to brave the outdoors. What makes a potting shed so great is that it offers a place for plants to grow, as well as a space for your pots, trays, tools, soil and seeds.

    Potting Shed Advantages

    potting shed advantages

    With a wide range of potting shed available on the market – all of which offer their own distinct perks and drawbacks – here’s a quick run through of what you should consider before making a purchase.

    1. Ventilation

    If you plan on purchasing a potting shed, you’ll want to make sure that the building has plenty of windows. Plants need light and the right temperature to reach their full growing potential. With this in mind, a well ventilated potting shed is vital.

    2. Space

    Make sure you’re fully aware of the space you have available in your garden before buying your potting shed, in order to make a purchase which will best suit your needs. This is true for for the overall size of the potting shed, as well as the style of roof (dependent on whether or not height is an issue in your garden),

    3. Material

    For reduced cost and less upkeep, a plastic or metal shed building is ideal.

    A timber shed, by contrast, requires more maintenance to stay in prime condition. But with pressure treated timber, this upkeep can be minimised. Moreover, as wood is a natural insulator and works well with glass, many potting sheds are airy and offer a good supply of natural light. This makes them the ideal choice for a potting shed, irrespective of any any additional costs.