Greenhouse Systems (Part25)

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Greenhouse Systems

With so many harmful elements that tend to destroy the environment these days, having your plants nurtured and developed within a remarkable structure. Known as the greenhouse, you can expect an all year-round supply of lush vegetations and flowering plants without worrying about the adverse effects of the pollution in the environment.

Indeed, cultivating plants in a greenhouse is one of the most remarkable structures and concept man has ever created. However, putting up and setting up a greenhouse is not an easy thing precisely because it entails a lot of factors that needs to be considered in order to provide the plants a healthier place to live.

With the closed environment of the greenhouse, it is a must for every gardener to provide the appropriate equipments that will answer to the different needs of the plants.

These equipments are classified into three systems, each having its own unique capability of nurturing the plants. These systems provide the benefits similar to what the outside environment can do.

 

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Here are the three greenhouse systems:

1. Greenhouse system for lighting

Light is an essential factor in plant propagation and development. Since we started to learn how plants make their own food back in grade school, it is worth noting that light will always be a part of a plant’s survival.

Given that premise, it is substantial to note that a good lighting system is important in a particular greenhouse environment. Greenhouse lighting systems provide undoubted assistance to the development of the plants especially during the winter season.

The idea of the greenhouse lighting system is too remake summer’s warmness, heat, and light through artificial methods and devices. In this way, the plants will be lured to continue on its production stage even if they should already be on their inactive phase.

Hence, it is interesting to note that with this innovative greenhouse lighting system, gardeners can actually look forward to a yearlong production in spite of the winter season.

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2. Greenhouse system for watering

Among the important factors that initiate plants production and growth, water comes close next to light. Without water, plants will die; there is no doubt about it. But where water seems inadequate to provide since the plants are confined in a close environment, the greenhouse water systems will do the job.

Greenhouse water systems do not necessarily pertains to the watering activity within the greenhouse environment. One of the main purposes of the greenhouse water system is to lessen the temperature inside to as much as 25∞ Fahrenheit.

This particular greenhouse system is, likewise, built to provide adequate water as well as fertiliser feed as possible. It specially designed to provide mechanical trickle type of irrigation and fertiliser feeding. It has a modifiable control system that will provide changeable flow of fertiliser and water 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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3. Greenhouse System for Electrical

This is the most important aspect of the greenhouse systems. Electricity is the utmost element that is needed to fuel all of those feasible devices such as temperature and humidity gauge, lighting fixtures, and other important devices that feeds on electricity.

This particular greenhouse system has an adjustable on and off button that regulates the flow of electricity within the area. It also has its won timer switch that automatically shuts off when no device is expected to use it.

One of the best things about the greenhouse electrical system is that it has low-voltage timers and power line of electricity. In fact, the maximum amount of voltage for most electrical systems is 150 watts. This goes to show that the amount of energy that is being consumed is just enough to power all the devices needed inside the greenhouse but not too much that it will burn your expenses right at your fingertips.

Moreover, this greenhouse system is so easy to install. In fact, for small greenhouses, there are electrical systems that can be mounted even without the expert help of an electrician.

Indeed, these three greenhouse systems work together in order to answer the needs of the plants as far as their development is concerned. With all these greenhouse systems, putting up and maintaining a greenhouse is never hard enough to start with.

Given all that, coming up with your own greenhouse is as easy as 1-2-3 as long as you have these three reliable greenhouse systems at hand.

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Greenhouse Plastic

Create a Warm and Suitable Environment for Growth with Greenhouse Plastic. Greenhouse plastic is mainly responsible for maintaining a hothouse effect within a greenhouse. Greenhouse plastic creates a warm and suitable growing environment that allows various types of plants to cultivate beautifully. It creates an enclosure that protects plants from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun while taking advantage of its natural warmth and light. The filtered environment produced by greenhouse plastic makes it possible for garden enthusiasts to grow luscious plants like vegetables and flowers in the cold dead of winter.

Greenhouse plastic is explicitly designed to resist wear and tear unlike conventional construction plastic that cannot filter ultraviolet rays from the sun. Greenhouse plastic is durable due to its knitted design that allows it to be cut and sized to meet the required length for a structure without fraying, ripping or tearing. The material can easily be framed around any greenhouse opening like a vent, door or windows.

Greenhouse plastic is the preferred covering of most garden enthusiasts compared to other types of greenhouse covering. At the same time costs are greatly reduced when greenhouse plastic is used since it lightweight and does not require heavy-duty structural framing. The diffusion of light into a structure constructed of greenhouse plastic is as good as that of a glass greenhouse.

Greenhouse Plastic Types 

Greenhouse plastic films are generally made of three types of plastics namely, PVC or polyvinyl chloride, PE or polyethylene and copolymers. Although, there are other types of plastic used these three are most widely used among all.

Polyethylene greenhouse plastic is available in two types, the utility grade and the commercial grade greenhouse plastic. Utility grade polyethylene greenhouse plastic is sold at local hardware stores and generally stays in good condition for practically a year. Commercial grade polyethylene greenhouse plastic last longer that utility grade PE up to eighteen months and is treated with ultraviolet inhibitors that filter out ultraviolet rays.

Copolymers are more durable and last up to three years. Innovative additives introduced into greenhouse plastic enable it to mimic the same effects of a glass greenhouse at considerably reduced costs. Polyvinyl chloride is more expensive compared to polyethylene however this type of greenhouse plastic can last up to five years. However PVC greenhouse plastic requires regular washing to prevent dust buildup from the air. It is also sold in smaller sheets of four feet by six feet wide.

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Greenhouse Plastic attaching it to Frame

Once the frame has been built it is time to put on the greenhouse plastic film to enclose the entire structure. The plastic film can either be made of polyethylene, copolymers or polyvinyl chloride depending the preference of the owner. But as much as possible choose a greenhouse plastic that is resistant to ultraviolet rays in order to make the most of the structure. Before laying the greenhouse plastic covering on the frame it is important to mask the joints of the frames with several rounds of tape or a rubber material to prevent it from puncturing the covering.

The greenhouse plastic film can be secured in place using a staple gun. A more rigid construction using 1î by 2î wood strips and wood screws can also be used to secure the greenhouse plastic film in place. The wood strips are attached to the frame so that the greenhouse plastic film does not come in direct contact with the frame.

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A popular technique used by nurseries is a double-walled construction for better insulation within the structure that adds up to considerable energy savings. Two sheets of plastic are layered and framed leaving a small amount of space in between about five to eight inches wide. Air is introduced into the framed plastics that produce a dead air zone, which can efficiently insulate the entire greenhouse. Various tapes like poly patching tape and batten tape can be used to secure greenhouse plastic into place.

Greenhouse Plans

 

A popular technique used by nurseries is a double-walled construction for better insulation within the structure that adds up to considerable energy savings. Two sheets of plastic are layered and framed leaving a small amount of space in between about five to eight inches wide. Air is introduced into the framed plastics that produce a dead air zone, which can efficiently insulate the entire greenhouse. Various tapes like poly patching tape and batten tape can be used to secure greenhouse plastic into place.

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Greenhouse (Part26) (Greenhouse Manufacturers) will be on What’s On In Dartford.

 

 

Jean Michel

What’s on In Dartford.

 

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3 Comments on "Greenhouse Systems (Part25)"

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