Must haves for your Greenhouse


Having a greenhouse that you take care of and watch as flowers and vegetables flourish before your eyes can be one of the most rewarding hobbies imaginable. And the first step in that journey is getting the greenhouse and then of course getting the gear. In this guide we’ll talk about all the essentials you need to have those plants grow into an astonishing green sanctuary. 

And if you need help deciding on which Greenhouse is best for you then don’t worry. At the end of this blog we have a helpful breakdown of three of our favourite greenhouses.

Storage Solutions for your Greenhouse

Planning ahead is very important when preparing your greenhouse or any sort of garden building. Storage solutions are key to keeping your greenhouse neat and tidy; crates, shelves and hooks are our go to's. Crates are great for keeping gear and seeds together, whereas shelves are for larger items such as unused nursery pots or some fertilizer and lastly hooks are always handy to keep tools off the ground and easy to grab.

Now you’ve gotten space and storage for all the gear it’s time to work out what gear you need. 

Greenhouse Tools

The classic and essential tools for any greenhouse are the trusty trowel and the faithful fork; these are your go to tools so make sure you keep them in an accessible place in your greenhouse. Other useful tools include a dipper, deadhead snippers and some gardening gloves all easily stored on the hooks you've just attached around your greenhouse. Here’s the full list of tools needed.

  • Trowel
  • Fork
  • Dipper
  • Deadhead Snippers
  • Gloves
  • Weeding Fork
  • Transplanting trowels
  • Hand Rake
  • Spray Bottle
  • Compost Shovel

Larger Greenhouse Items

Once you’ve filled up all your hooks with useful tools it's time to think about larger, but essential, items to keep in your greenhouse. In the past section we mentioned a compost shovel, if you’ve already got the shovel then some compost sounds like a good idea. General-use-compost or plant specific, either is good to keep in the greenhouse, from topping up pots or for repotting growing plants it’s always needed.

Seeds and saplings are some other items essential if you ever want to grow anything in your greenhouse, keeping these dry and tidied away is a must. A watering can or easy access to a garden hose is also something to consider. If you're going for a greenhouse with additional storage the watering can, along with other large items such as a lawnmower and trimmer can be tucked away in there with some extra shelves for extra supplies and equipment.

Five a Day from your Greenhouse

Now for the fun stuff, the plants. Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Zucchini and Lettuce are some of the vegetables (and fruit) that do best in a greenhouse. These plants thrive in the warmth and protection that a greenhouse offers. Other vegetables like pumpkins and potatoes, although aren't impossible to grow in a greenhouse, it’s not their favourite environment. It’s also a good idea to do some research before planting the seeds, some vegetables don’t do well together whereas some thrive in combination.

Hey there Delilah

Delilah's are some of the beautiful flowers that thrive in a greenhouse alongside Orchids and Geraniums. Similarly to the veg these plants enjoy the protection a greenhouse offers and the extra care. Once they bloom they’ll add some wonderful colour to your greenhouse.

The Extra Mile

For those seeking to go all the way with their greenhouse they might consider installing devices to control temperature, moisture and ventilation as well as overhead LED lights. These items give you full control over your greenhouse, creating designer environments for your plants. Of course these items need electricity, check out this handy guide on how to get electricity into your garden building.

The Greenhouses

If you’ve read this guide and now have your heart set on getting your own greenhouse then here are three of our top greenhouse picks.

6 x 3 Evesham Victorian Growhouse

Our compact grow house is perfect for smaller gardens or those needing minimal space. Crafted from quality materials, it offers durability and timeless appeal. Internal potting shelves allow for year-round gardening of vegetables and flowers, making it ideal for both potting and tool storage needs.

8 x 8 Shiplap Combi Greenhouse & Wooden Shed

The versatile 8 x 8 Shiplap Combi Greenhouse & Wooden Storage Shed, seamlessly combining a spacious greenhouse with a practical shed in one structure. Perfect for growing in the greenhouse and keeping every day gardening supplies in the shed.

12 x 6 Shiplap Combi Greenhouse & Wooden Storage Shed

The 12 x 6 Shiplap Combi Greenhouse & Wooden Storage Shed – perfect for gardeners seeking both planting space and tool storage. The very spacious greenhouse structure is perfect for avid gardeners, whilst more seeds and saplings can be stored in the shed area ready for next year.


Whether you're already a budding greenhouse gardener or if you're new to gardening entirely we hope this guide has helped you to organise your greenhouse and get the right gear for cultivating this years vegetables and allowing any and all flowers to bloom.

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