4.0 Greenhouse location To maximize sunlight, greenhouses should be constructed with long-sides facing southeast to southwest. For plants requiring less sunlight a greenhouse can face northeast to southeast, or northwest […]
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3.0 Greenhouse covering materials 3.1 Glass Glass is the traditional greenhouse covering material against which all others are judged. Good-quality glass is an attractive, transparent and formal (in appearance) covering […]
5.0 Heating greenhouses Greenhouses are poorly insulated structures so heat loss through the covering on cold, clear, windy nights can be considerable. Heat can be supplied using electricity (can be […]
6.0 Greenhouse ventilation One of the best ways to correct overheating is to ensure optimal ventilation. Where possible, high vents should be placed on the side of your greenhouse opposite […]
2.0 Greenhouse types (by usage) Greenhouses are versatile. You can use them to grow orchids, specialty plants, veggies, fruits, or you can build a conservatory and use it to eat […]
7.0 Greenhouse climate / Environmental control Climate plays a major role in how well plants thrive year-round within a greenhouse. Climatic considerations influencing the function of a greenhouse include light, […]