A greenhouse or greenhouse is a small house built with walls and ceiling of glass or plastic. Greenhouses have the great quality of being able to grow plants out of season, in them it is possible to control the temperature, humidity and the ambient light, as well as to avoid the appearance of insects and weeds. Where do you start?The construction of a greenhouse requires some planning. Henry Heinen, expert in the design and construction of greenhouses and B.C. Greenhouse Builders company owner, Vancouver, Canada, highlights these elements to keep in mind: A location that receives sufficient sunlight.
Adequate ventilation and heating systems. Ease of access to water and power connections greenhouse. Building materials. The type of crops that you want to perform. Since irrigation is much needed during the months of spring and summer, it is necessary to have a good drainage system.
To optimize the greenhouse space and install shelves and create a path inside, a width of 8 inches in comparison to one of 6 inches, which is the standard size should be chosen. The best materialesEn suggestions concerning materials, Heinen explains that the most used are the glazed glass and plastic polycarbonate. The plastic polycarbonate is impact resistant, durable, capable of retaining heat and direct sunlight. In addition, maintains a stable temperature in the greenhouse. It is a bit more expensive than glass but relatively cheap. Glass is a material of proven efficiency to cover greenhouses. However, plastic is the best choice in areas of cold climates because it retains heat from the greenhouse, explains Heinen.