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Heating your greenhouse: what to be aware of

Tomatoes are grown in almost 90% of all greenhouses. Most of the time it is done without particular greenhouse heating mechanisms. Exotic plants such as orchids or cacti on the other hand, require heating.But beware: even and especially with tomatoes, greenhouse heating is worth it! Read on to find out why this is so and how to determine the optimal heating requirements. It is well known that a greenhouse must be well-insulated. For this, double-walled sheets (at least 16mm) of insulating glass and or bubble wrap are often recommended. Exotic plants always require constant heating. This means that far more energy is required in January than in July since the heating potential of a heat source always remains constant.On the...

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Greenhouse cucumbers

A greenhouse without cucumbers, you cannot imagine, along with tomatoes, they are among the most popular vegetable plants. They taste, freshly harvested, particularly refreshing, whether in a salad or simply as a snack cucumber. They have few calories but all the more vitamins and minerals. Even if many think, that is now nevertheless already much too late, - no one can sow cucumbers now still, because they grow fast. It is more difficult to choose the right variety. For the greenhouse, you can consider drift cucumbers (snake cucumbers), midi, or mini cucumbers. They also differ in color (green, white, yellow, and brown varieties) and especially in taste. The only thing that helps is to try! In any case, it should...

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Greenhouse ventilation – professional tips and tricks

The ratio of the window area (ventilation area without door) to the base of the greenhouse should be between 18 to 24 percent. This is the only way to achieve an air exchange in the summer with high radiation, which allows a temperature difference between inside and outside temperatures of at least 3 ° C. The exchange of air is also dependent on the wind speed. When buying or building a greenhouse, you should pay attention to adequate ventilation flaps in all roof areas, if possible, in order to be able to ventilate the side facing away from the wind. Additional side vents are always helpful. The best location to install the windows is usually specified by the manufacturer. Using a...

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