How To Build A Greenhouse
After seeing how to build a greenhouse tunnel to cover the individual crops, we will see how to build a garden greenhouse to be able to grow the orchard all year round.
How to build a greenhouse, the necessary
The number of wooden axles, as well as the connectors and fittings, varies according to the size of the greenhouse you intend to build. The simplest greenhouse to build is PVC, especially when you have a limited budget and little space available. A greenhouse, even if built with DIY, will have to be wide enough to ensure good space management and control of the environment.
To explain how to build a greenhouse we refer you to two videos with some clarifications:
– In the video the manufacturer uses rigid plastic material, which is why he needs to create a sort of concrete foundation. Those who use PVC tarpaulins do not need a further reinforcement structure, in fact it is enough to plant in the soil of the poles in waterproof wood.
– The manufacturer, in the video, decided to use a rigid plastic material because PVC sheets are degraded in a few years and must be replaced. The ideal method for disposing of plastics is recycling so when it’s time, don’t forget to differentiate it.
– Who lives in northern Italy or who will build the greenhouse in a highly windy area and with frequent snowfalls, would do well to replace the PVC tarpaulin with rigid plastic, just as shown in the video.
How to heat the greenhouse
What greenhouse would be without heat?
Traditional greenhouse heating systems include electric stoves, gas heaters, paraffin-based heater systems and other highly polluting or even toxic devices for humans. A strategy for warming the greenhouse is the so-called “heat sink”, it is a system that collects and “stores” heat during the day (when the sun beats Strong) and releases it when the temperatures are lowered. In a greenhouse, the principle of heat sink can be exploited in many ways and especially by following some strategies at the time of DIY construction:
- Coat the interior of the greenhouse with a layer of bubble with large bubbles. The large bubbles let you filter more light.
- Assemble a maximum and minimum thermometer to monitor the temperature
- Expose the closest greenhouse possible to the south wall of the house
- Insert a few black tubs with water and stones inside the greenhouse: the water absorbs the heat and releases it at night in the form of moisture.