An Organised Greenhouse Is a Productive Greenhouse! I’m sure we all strive to have the perfectly organised greenhouse…but as we all know, it’s sometimes easier said than done. If you’re trying to get your greenhouse tidy and organised, then here are some ideas to help you. In order to get the inside of your greenhouse organised and functional, it’s helpful to split the interior area into zones. You don’t have to do this physically – to start with it can be helpful to draw it out as a diagram. Think about the main areas you’d like to have in your greenhouse, such as main planting area, a tool storage area, a worktop area for potting or taking cuttings, and perhaps an area for storing plant feed or watering equipment. Options For Planting Areas Every gardener uses their greenhouse in a different way, so greenhouse accessories are infinitely variable to suit the needs of all. This is particularly relevant for benches, staging and raised garden beds. Most greenhouses have at least one potting bench and some permanent staging to nurture developing plants or garden beds for optimum planting. It is personal preference and one that we are developing to suit all types of greenhouse setups.
- Staging Kits: In order to give your plants and flowers the space they to grow we recommend Greenhouse staging. We have personally designed full shelving kits that fit perfectly into every Sproutwell Greenhouse model.
- Individual Stands: This is an essential part to any greenhouse and it will help you feel organised if you have a dedicated area for potting. If you would rather plan for your greenhouse to have the raised garden bed option but would still like an area of shelving for storage or a flat surface to use as a work area then you may want to consider our Rear-Wall shelving kits / Individual Stands / Potting Benches. If you require something stronger to hold 30kg+ we recommend our Galvanised Stands.
- Raised Garden Beds: Our Raised Planter Boxes will allow you to space your plants a little closer together as you don’t need to allow places to step. Raised beds also tend to drain away excess moisture opposed to standard garden beds. During the winter months most greenhouses are sheltering plants that might not otherwise survive outside so floor space can be hard to find. Take a careful look around your greenhouse and see how you can utilise your space more effectively.
- Seed Tray Stands: If you’ve been looking for a way to grow from seed without taking up the space in your garden then these compact easy assembly stands is the way to go. They come with 12 Trays and once your seedlings have sprouted you’ll be ready to replant them straight into larger pots or into Raised Garden Beds.
With the appropriate shading system and cross ventilation it is possible to use your Sproutwell™ greenhouse during the summer growing season, however you will need to take measures to reduce plant leaf temperature and the chance of burning. Sproutwell™ has a range of Sproutwell™ Shading Systems that are attached to the outside of your Sproutwell™ greenhouse to reflect the heat in summer and retain heat in winter. Produced especially to fit Sproutwell™ greenhouses, these shading systems do not interfere with Sproutwell™ Auto Roof Vent Openings – so you can be sure that your existing heat release and ventilation systems will work. Sproutwell™ Shading Systems are NOT made from shadecloth, they are made with Aluminet – a knitted screen made from metalised fibre that reflects unwanted sunlight and harmful radiant heat, and offers durability and longevity. Maintaining an ideal growing environment in summer will also require significant cross ventilation, which can easily be achieved with Sproutwell™ Auto Vent Openings that open automatically to release hot air and cool your greenhouse. Sproutwell™ Louvre Windows fitted to the rear of your Sproutwell™ greenhouse, combined with leaving the door ajar, will also create the cross ventilation you need for the ideal growing climate in summer.
Wind unpredictability leads us to strongly recommend that you firmly secure your Sproutwell™ greenhouse into the ground to ensure it remains stable in high winds. Garden Pro & Prestige Models bases are coated with zinc-coated steel to prevent rust and maximise structural integrity. The anchor legs provided give you the versatility of either concreting them into the ground or you can turn them up side down and Dyna-bolt directly into a concrete slab. Alternatively you can also build on a timber base and use 450mm starpickets to anchor to the ground (particularly popular with our Grange Series). Also common for securing our Granges is to dig a 200mm concrete strip footing around the perimeter of the Greenhouse and use the dynabolts provided to secure to the ground. If you are wanting to erect a Greenhouse with significant fall/uneven ground or perhaps you have unique circumstances please feel free to contact us and we can talk through the options and offer advice on other anchoring methods.
So it’s no secret our Grange Series has just been an amazing addition to our Sproutwell Range. What started as an idea to bring an easier assembly model to the market has evolved into it becoming one of Australia’s most sort after Greenhouse. There are many reasons for this…but here is just a few. Buyers can clearly see that what we market and claim is 100% truth. Seeing them on display in person just confirms that the Grange indeed cannot be compared to anything else on the market. So what makes it different? There are varying degrees of ‘box-section’ frames…our Imperial range for example is known as a bar-capping system with a box-section frame. However, the size of the profiles still do not come anywhere near the Grange (so be aware when others claim to have the biggest and best, we always advise to compare for yourself in person before falling into the trap of misleading marketing jargon) There is no denying that when panel bays can span 1m and they are being produced and sold (extremely high demand) in 3m, 4m, 5m and yes for specialty orders in 7m widths… Well clearly its because the engineering and carefully planned design allows us to offer such advances to the market. Most Greenhouses of this caliber should easily be able to span these widths- If they can’t they’re considered to be a ‘hobby/residential Greenhouse’. It is the only Greenhouse that comes with what we call a ‘quick assembly connector system’. Now don’t be fooled into thinking its anything like a beach marquee or umbrella! LOL.. …AND trust us when we say it’s a lot more than a spring loaded push button click-system. We’re talking a 3mm heavy-duty solid Aluminium spigot that sleeves into the box-section by 2inches each way. Each section can be tightened (keeps long roof spans straight as a dye) and every 2m section in-between has a nut and bolt connection. We provide snow load kits as standard for our 5m & 7m wide models (another big plus for buyers) so areas that experience 2ft of snow do not have to be concerned with the weight sitting on the roof of the Greenhouse. These…what are they called? Oh yes our competitor refers to them as being ‘hold the roof up bars’ is an “option” and not at all necessary (as you’ll see in 90% of our photos customers don’t use them). When customers consider purchasing a Greenhouse over 8-10m+ in length it’s a HUGE plus and relief to know it will come with 300-400 less nuts and bolts than any other Greenhouse of that size…It is an easier product to work with and takes far less time to build. It’s important to note that a lightweight cladding such as Polycarbonate ads little ‘strength nor does it assist with wind residence’. The most important factor to consider is how the panels are retained within the frame…A 10mm Twin Wall panel is far more ridged and will assist in tying the structure together however, it’s the design and size of the frame you need to consider when purchasing for high wind areas. Why can Sproutwell claim the Grange is a ‘commercial grade structure’? Made from strong Aluminium Grade 6062 alloy, its strength, design, flexibility and corrosion resistance of this alloy is well in excess of the requirements of most major construction projects. A 40mmx40mm full box-section frame to entire structure takes it well outside the realms of a standard Greenhouse frame. Every business is different and we acknowledge that one has no control if a competitor wishes to dedicate an entire section of their own product specification on their own website to Sproutwell. Many comment we should be flattered! Lol. In all seriousness though, it’s a concern when they feel the need to outline every aspect of a product they do not sell or ever installed themselves. We understand a structure such as the Grange would be intimidating and of course competitors would be envious. However, at the end of the day all sorts of products, companies, brands and service will appeal to all sectors of the market. If, one was confident in their own designs, abilities and products then the only thing they should need to focus on is themselves. As we say to most people who ask…’So what makes the Grange different to other 10mm Greenhouses on the market?’ It is a product that we are so proud of that we happily show off our profiles/frames at Field Days, in our Display Centre, online in photos, video’s…everywhere. That right there makes us different because rather than write about it…pump it up and claim that its everything we say it is…well frankly, we prove it.
It’s best to avoid polycarbonate with recycled materials. Why?
- Our harsh sun will discolour the panels and they’ll be yellow within 18mths-2yrs!
- They breakdown, become brittle and will crack
- Some Polycarbonate floating around the marketplace has little to no UV protection!
- Genuine written 10yr Limited Warranty
- Will outperform and last up to 40% longer than standard applications
- Protects the panel from discolouring due to the double layer (50 Micron Protection)
- Due to the Double Protectant Layer on the outside surface it will stand up to hail and provide overall strength far longer than any other standard application
- Exclusive technology provided to Sproutwell Greenhouses
Sproutwell has been designing, developing and manufacturing Greenhouses for over 10yrs. We know what works for our climate and what we need to incorporate into our structures to not only achieve high quality Greenhouses but to ensure it will outlast any other brand on the market. U-CHANNEL DESIGN Majority of Aluminium ‘T’ frames/profile are found in most entry level Greenhouses designed for hobbyist gardeners. The most common method is a U Channel design whereby the polycarbonate slides into a shallow 8mm channel. Sproutwell’s hobby Greenhouse & Elite range (Grange) has been cleverly designed to incorporate a barb within each profile, meaning once the panels have been inserted into a 14mm-16mm deep channel they are held/locked firmly in place and will effec=vely stand up to strong winds and adverse weather (150km in the Grange for example). This clever design also stops any panel rattle. Dispite claims no other greenhouse designs within Australia offer the advance structure of the ‘slide & lock’ u-channel system (we know becuase we've seen and tested it for ourselves). This is a unique Australian design, Sproutwell’s design, and cannot be found or purchase from anyone but Sproutwell® Greenhouses. BAR-CAPPING DESIGN Known to be an older method/design on the market that was originally designed for Glass panel insertion. Majority of Greenhouses using this design method rely heavily on the use of spring clips, silicone and PVC strips to hold the polycarbonate in place. Polymer based silcones generally loose strength quickly. The main thing to note is that any design that relies on secondary components will in time break down and fail in high winds. The PVC strips for example become brittle and shrink causing the polycarbonate panels to fall away from the frame. Its also important to consider how you go about replacing these strips years down the track should such companies go out of business. Sproutwell’s superior ‘bar-capping’ on the other hand uses an aluminium mounting panel insertion system. It makes the Imperial range of greenhouses unique and unbeatable as they will never breakdown nor will the capping bars ever need replacing!
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