Tips for Organizing a Greenhouse

Greenhouse gardeners will find these tips helpful.
greenhouse gets organized for healthy plants

greenhouse gets organized for healthy plants

Figure B

Greenhouses are usually positioned with an east-west alignment. The long side faces south, giving the greenhouse the most direct solar exposure in the winter months. During winter shorter plants should be kept on the south side of the greenhouse and hanging baskets and taller plants on the north side of the house.

A four-plug GFCI outlet should be installed in a convenient location for fans misters and heaters.

With the greenhouse organized into a healthy and productive environment, you're ready to add plants and get a head start on the growing season, cultivating and raising a variety of beautiful plants.

Keep Reading

Next Up

A Guide to Greenhouse Features and Gadgets

Enhance the functionality of your greenhouse with these hard-working accessories and tools.

Soil Mix for Greenhouses

Learn about soil secrets for a successful greenhouse.

Two Small Greenhouses

The first greenhouse was built almost entirely from recycled materials. The second greenhouse is a hoophouse, a plastic tent-like building built over a simple metal frame.

Architecturally Designed Greenhouse

Tour a greenhouse that was architecturally designed and built to blend in seamlessly with the owner's house.

Getting a new Greenhouse Ready

The basics of planning for a greenhouse explained

Greenhouse Advice

Learn about propagating, or reproducing, plants from seeds, then get some tips for using containers to start the tender seeds.

Tips for Putting Together a Garden Workshop

This guide serves as a starting point for designing the ultimate backyard gardening workshop.

Tips for Increased Organization and Productivity

Organization is considered by many to be the single most important factor in establishing and sustaining productive work habits. Follow these tips to become and stay organized.

The Basics of Water Gardens

Here are a few tips for creating an attractive and functional water feature with aquatic plants in your backyard.

Tips on Growing Big Colorful Flowers

Master gardener Maureen Gilmer shares her secrets to growing great flowers.

Get Social With Us

We love to DIY. You love to DIY. Let's get together.

Consult Our A-Z Guide

Everything You Need to Know

Browse a full list of topics found on the site, from accessories to mudrooms to wreaths.  

How-To Advice and Videos

Get video instructions about kitchens, bathrooms, remodeling, flooring, painting and more.

Watch DIY Downloads Now

Watch DIY Network LIVE

Don't miss your favorite shows in real time online.