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Greenhouse Benches

Installing greenhouse benches can help make your home greenhouse even more functional. Greenhouse benches are made from a range of materials, including plastic, rust-proof metals, concrete block, and rot-resistant or treated lumber.

Choose materials that will be strong enough to support the weight of the plants, even after they’ve been watered. Good air flow helps prevent disease, so look for a bench top that’s made of slatted wood, wire mesh, or expanded metal.

You’ll want the benches to be a comfortable height and depth so that you can reach the plants easily, typically no more than three feet high or three feet wide.

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