I lived most of my life in California, the land of perpetual springtime, where greenhouses were not really needed. Now that I am in Oregon, I understand the importance of greenhouse gardening, and except for some books at my local bookstore, information seems to be woefully lacking, especially reliable information.
You see, I’ve just got a wild urge to go get my hands dirty, and a greenhouse seems like the best option. I am not certain what it is about women and growing stuff, but the connection is real.
There is a famous story about a woman who brought a single rose bush across country in a covered wagon, even through severe drought in the desert, and that one rose bush was the beginning of a whole industry here. I get it. Were my house burning, I would be sorely tempted to grab a special plant or two, right after my kitties were safe.
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If you happen to know about gardening in greenhouses, there is a slew of stuff you could write about, like:
- What kind of greenhouse to choose, and what the difference is for different constructions.
- Can I build my own greenhouse? If so, how?
- A greenhouse looks flimsy. How long will it last?
- What tools do I need?
- What can I grow in a greenhouse?
- How do I plant plants in pots?
- What kind of watering system do I need?
- Is a greenhouse deer proof?
- Do I need special lighting?
- Do I need special heating?
- What a greenhouse can, and cannot, accomplish.
- The floor of a greenhouse.
There’s a bunch of stuff I need to know.
And there are a bunch of opportunities for you to make sales on these topics.
How about a membership site where us greenhouse newbies could get together and share stories?
Weekly tips would be nice too.
This is not a difficult topic to work with. Use lots of pictures, probably mostly from your own greenhouse. Videos are nice too, and you might sell them on Amazon.
Push a few creative buttons with tees and sweatshirts for greenhouse gardeners, and sell them via CafePress.
Create some truly unique greenhouse gardener sun hats.
Show how to build a greenhouse, and create a list of supplies your visitor will need. Take it one step further: Ask people to sign up for your email list, and as a thank you give them that list of supplies of a greenhouse.
Few sites have as many options as a site like a greenhouse gardening site. No matter your skill level on the computer, with your skill on the ground you will do well.