Posted: 17/11/2014 at 11:17
Vic don't worry about being thick, it affects all of us and the only silly question is the one you don't ask, so ask away. As for a GH, they do increase flexibility in the garden. They provide storage space in winter and crops throughout the year if you so desire. A frost free shed is ideal for storing all sorts of things as well, and those with large windows can be used like a GH, but aren't ideal for crops like tomatoes/melons and cucumber which thrive in the higher temperatures. So really it's a matter for you and how far you want to go. Have you thought of cold frames as an interim measure, they are a valuable addition as well. I overwinter plants/sow seed in mine, they are on a south facing border, and cheap to buy or build. If you have the money buy a GH as large as you can afford, you'll soon fill it with all sorts of things and wonder how you coped without one.