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Does a potting shed need windows

Does a potting shed need windows?

09 July 2024

For many gardeners, half the enjoyment of their hobby comes from raising their own plants from seed or propagation in a potting shed. But, does a potting shed need windows and if so, why? We have all the answers!

At Sutton Sheds, we have previously discussed what makes a good potting shed, including what size you should choose and shelving and storage options. However, windows are a fundamental part of any potting shed and here, we take a closer look at what you need to create the perfect conditions.

What a potting shed is used for

Potting sheds are used by professional and hobby gardeners to set seeds, propagate plants and generally take care of potted plants.

Does a potting shed need windows?

As sunlight and warmth play a key part in the cultivation of plants, windows or glazing are an essential feature of potting sheds. They allow plenty of light to flood the interior, as well as heat, giving your tender plants the best possible start.  

The best windows for a potting shed

Seedlings and young plants need plenty of light, so potting shed windows need to be as large as possible. Preferably, glazing should be positioned down one side of a potting shed – having three solid timber sides allows you to work in your potting shed year-round, extending your planting season. Ideally, potting shed windows should be slanted as this will maximise the direct sunlight that hits them.

Where to position a potting shed in the garden

With glazing down one side only, a potting shed should be positioned so that the windows are south-facing; this way plants get as much light exposure and sunlight as possible. Where possible, putting your potting shed up against a wall will protect it against over exposure to wind, and will help to preserve the heat inside the shed.

Wooden potting sheds from Sutton Sheds

Our standard wooden potting sheds are handmade to order and are available in 5 popular sizes. The sloping flat pent roof gives maximum headroom and is ideal for accommodating an entire side of fixed, slanting windows, that are bedded on silicon and beaded. A sturdy potting bench is positioned beneath the windows and there is a door in one gable end. On the opposite end to the door, customers can choose to have an opening vent installed, ideal for providing ventilation and for controlling airflow inside the potting shed.  

Custom built wooden potting sheds from Sutton Sheds

Our bespoke, custom build service gives us the ability to work to a customer’s own design, or to collaborate with them to create exactly what they want. For anyone who prefers opening windows across the front of their potting shed, for example, we can work from a pent shed starting point and go from there.

If you would like to discuss your requirements for the perfect wooden potting shed, please get in touch with our friendly team. Contact us via email or phone on 01526 342777.


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