Shed, Greenhouse – or both?

My original plot had a 10×6 greenhouse, which came with the plot. As someone that takes particular pleasure from growing from seed, this was an important part of the plot. It also allowed me to get ‘stuff’ done when the weather was poor. However, at times I found myself wishing I had a shed instead. Especially during the winter months when sheds are just generally a bit ‘cosier’. It could also be said that sheds are far easier to ‘personalise’. Decorate with trinkets and the like that make it more personal and homely.

I’m slightly reluctant to give over so much plot space to accommodate both a shed and a greenhouse. Perhaps if I had twice the space, it would be a no-brainer. Storage space and security are the main benefits of a shed. Site security isn’t a big concern at this point – the new site is like Fort Knox! Conversely, raising seedlings in a shed is a non-starter. But I could perhaps make use of cold frames instead?

A further option could be to have a shed and small poly-tunnel. A cheaper option but minimal space saving

Given the choice, which would you go for, and why?

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