Weather conditions in recent years, even the most fertile corners turned into a zone of risky agriculture. Although a rich harvest depends on many factors, it's time to get a greenhouse that protects plants against the wiles of the weather.
At first glance it seems that the greenhouse can be placed anywhere. In fact, it should not be evident, because the wall will not be able to decorate with vines or shrubs. And although some modern models are close to decorative buildings, still the best will be the residence in the garden area, which is separate from the recreation area. It is also desirable that the water source was nearby.
Saving, do not try to install a greenhouse instead of the fence or in the immediate vicinity. In the first case, neighbors may object to the rain falling on their territory with the slope of the roof, either its buildings or planting of trees and shrubs to shade the wall of your greenhouse. And the second fence is formed a lot of pressure on the wall of the greenhouse from the snow from the roof, especially on the North side, which may damage the covering of the greenhouse.
It is important as early as possible to arrange a "warm" house for plants, to plant seedlings and as a seal to sow lettuce and radishes for early consumption. However, sometimes in hot summer plants are in this steam, and have them literally saved from solar overheating with air vents and even stretched to the walls and roof of the scrim.
For such critical cases in the makeshift greenhouse still some craftsmen in the construction design removable wall on the South side.
Our reference Relative to the cardinal directions Orient the greenhouse so that it is as long as possible was covered by sunlight. And the North is your Bungalow, the greater should be the area of illumination. Preliminary casting of a Greenhouse can be a film, glass or polycarbonate. The first will cover every spring and fall to clean residue from the film. Even the thickest film will not withstand snow load falling on the roof.
Second I sometimes hail and snow drifts, and into small pieces that are difficult to choose from the soil. The obvious advantages of polycarbonate, devoid of these drawbacks. In addition, it is durable, lightweight, perfectly accumulates and keeps the warm air not only transmits, but diffuses the sun's rays, evenly lighting plants.
Strange as it may look like a big greenhouse on setisodate the site, choose her on the basis of a suitable for growing the desired vegetables to size. Decide on the width of the beds and the aisle between them, and also convenient for operation inside height.
Pay attention to the shape of the greenhouse. There are a variety of modifications of greenhouses made of polycarbonate on a metal frame. They were developed specifically to meet the requirements of growers. It is useful to visit the demonstration sites where you can get the most comprehensive expert advice around the available assortment and to understand how this model is right for your needs.
A small greenhouse with a lightweight frame for the winter can be migrated under the canopy or to remove the coating from its roof
Our advice If the greenhouse is unheated, it is not necessary to give her major Foundation in the form of concrete ribbons. But keep in mind that reach moist soil the bottom of the frame will quickly become worthless.
The correct calculation to keep the greenhouse in the first serious snowfall, which will fold it in half, you need to decide in advance whether you will be able to promptly and throughout the winter to clear the snow off of her roof or not. Then to make calculations of expected load, because the snow cover in different regions is not identical. And depending on this to choose the type of frame and thickness of polycarbonate.
The most reliable is an arched frame made of square tube 20 x 20 mm with wall thickness of about 1.5 mm and arcs through 50 cm, connected by pipes or corners.
Despite the abundance of colored polycarbonate sheets, greenhouse harboring only transparent. For unheated greenhouses is better to opt for polycarbonate with a thickness of 6 mm. Heated house will require for a covering a thicker sheet of 10 mm. did not fit the so-called "Lite" version or cover of Chinese manufacturers.
The aisles will be clear, if placed road tiles, and the sides of the raised beds be enclosed in wooden shackles
Along with a greenhouse is useful to acquire • Set for watering the root zones of nursery plants. Includes master unit (filters the water and reduces the pressure in the system to work: 1.5 bar), main and feed pipes, pegs for fastening of hoses, internal dropper with needle to clean the connectors and plugs.
• Gas infrared heater. The first model, the operation of the heater does not depend on the power supply, therefore suitable for installation in unheated greenhouses. All inclusive
It is useful to have in the greenhouse is not one but several vents, with automatic system of ventilation. The mechanism maintains a certain temperature inside the greenhouse, if necessary, by opening and closing vents, and without requiring connection to any power source.
Also note the modern, automatic irrigation system, capable of operating from water or water barrels, heating by solar energy. The preset watering program carefully will provide the plants with moisture and nutrients.
Assembly of a greenhouse is often causes negative emotions. Indeed, the abundance of attached parts is able to bring to mind even having a construction experience of the cottager. In addition, often collect these designers are better together. So the savings on the Assembly is not always a good solution, especially if the installation falls on a long-awaited vacation. It is better to invite professionals who will install quickly and efficiently, ensuring the tightness of the ends of polycarbonate sheets.