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  • 1. Garden LawnmowerGardening and Landscaping at Your Fingertips Home Privacy Policy Contact Garden Landscaping Design Video RSS Green House Designs Posted on February 24, 2012 by Mr.Green 20 comments Leave a comment Build your Own Green House! Green House Design Made Simple! Having your own green house nursery is a dream of many gardeners. Imagine being able to walk through your own garden full of herbs and vegetables and beautiful plants protected from the elements and roving destructive insects and animals. If you have a green thumb this could be your idea of heaven and green house construction is not that hard which makes this an attractive project to get into. Building a greenhouse requires first of all a decent amount of room, at least 10 meters by 20 meters is a good size but you can go much larger if you choose. The more compact the cheaper and easier of course but if you want small you can always get a DIY green house kit but the limitations on these are quite restrictive. Next you need your materials: -Wooden poles to construct doors and frames for each end of the green house and if quite a large greenhouse you may need more to prop up the roof. A strong end structure and centre are vital for sturdy construction. Make sure the wood is treated however as it can get quite damp and you do not want it to rot. -6mm clear plastic, enough to cover the entire area of your greenhouse. Getting more than you need is ok as you may need to replace some sections as time goes on. -Enough PVC piping to create the structure for the green house like a rib cage curving from the ground one side to the other. This is done in pieces not one long piece. -Metal stakes, this is for hammering into the ground for a solid base for your PVC piping which then slide onto it to hold it in place. -Duct tape, an essential part of any handymans kit! You will need to use a fair bit of this to join pieces together. -Hammer, nails and so on While you may need a few other bits and bobs this is the main structure for your greenhouse. You will need to use the wood to create the doors and ends of the greenhouse making sure they are well propped up by hammering them deep into the round or by having some wooden poles propping the structure up on a 45 degree angle from the frame. You then need to hammer the metal stakes into the ground at even intervals between the frames keeping them about 2 meters apart is about right. The metal stakes must line up on the left and right side also of course. Once the stakes are on you can slot the PVC piping onto the metal stakes giving the PVC a good solid structure at the bottom so it can hold up your roof. Bend the PVC piping as much as you can so it makes a U shape over the top of where the green house will be and slide the other end into the metal stake at the other side. This may mean you need to cut the PVC into smaller sections and use some small PVC flexible joiners you can buy from any hardware store. By now you should have the frame for your green house and quite a study one. Now you need to put the plastic cover over your green house. This can be tricky and you may need to cut lengths to fit but using your duct tape and measuring well you should be able to create a cover for the whole structure and keep it in place with more duct tape or even by plastic ties if you choose, the cover must be attached to each piece of the structure so there is no movement. Do not forget to cut a door in the cover also! The cover can be held in place at the ground by good duct taping or by some large heavy rocks; some have used tent pegs to tie it to the ground but whatever works best for you. You now can build your own green house and can bring in all the extras you need to tend your green house nursery! About the author: Do you need more information on how to build a greenhouse? Do you want to know the best green house gardening methods? Click here to find out comprehensive information about green house construction and maintenance! Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/gardening-articles/build-your-own-green-house-green-house-design-made-simple-277488.html
  • 2. Categories: Green House | Tags: green house designs Small Patio Furniture Best Zero Turn Lawn Mower20 Responses to “Green House Designs” Anonymous Reply February 25, 2012 at 11:15 am is it ok to design an indoor plant green house that doesnt allow sunlight throughout the day? Herbie Reply February 29, 2012 at 9:35 am When you say sunlight, do you mean no direct sunshine or no daylight? Many shade loving plants will grow with little or no direct sunshine but they do need to be in a good north facing window for plenty of light. Plants manufacture much of the food they need through the reaction of the green chlorophyll in their leaves with daylight and if they get insufficient light they will grow weak, spindly, and yellow, before turning their toes up altogether. If you are planning an indoor greenhouse (don’t really understand what you mean) with some daylight a second layer of glass in addition to the house’s windows will cut down any available light even further. so unless you are growing ferns or similar you will probably be wasting your time. Daylight bulbs are the best solution but as Pondlady says they will cost you. Wilson K Reply February 26, 2012 at 11:42 am how to design a heater system for a green house using Logic Circuit The system is to come into action whenever the temperature falls below a preset value; it is dark, and a master switche been turn on. Neo Reply February 27, 2012 at 7:52 pm Why do you need a logic circuit to design this? It’s simple. Have a thermostat connected to a contactor, then the contactor will drive your heater and a circulating fan at the same time to have the heat be equally divided on your area. Your thermostat will keep the temperature stable via switching On and Off the contactor. No need of logic cicuits here. You will be needing a thermocouple and PLC to do this. It’s expensive compared to its actual use. Good luck. LALALALALALALA Reply February 27, 2012 at 7:48 am what type of green house would i need for tomatoes? hello there, i need an answer as soon as possible for science we need to draw a green house for tamtoes, am not good at drawing so please give me simple pictures like sketches. the question doesnt say draw green house but i teacher told us. we havent done experiments yet is you can help me then i will be very gratful. please plz no silly answers, generous answers thanks
  • 3. here is the question.describe how you would design the green house to allow the plants to photosynthesis at the maxmum rate.alrite! forget about the drawing hust please help me with the question errmm…good explanntions please The Impossible Cube Reply March 2, 2012 at 4:57 am Low sloping apex on roof, wide based area (footprint). This allows the maximum amount of sunlight in when it is at it’s most powerful thereby maximising photosynthesis. mimi hapa Reply February 27, 2012 at 2:26 pmhow can i design a system to move a 30 by 16 feet green house around my farm?just a simple system to move it around a short distanceits poly and i have 4 greenhouses, i want to design a system that i would use to move them, may be using rollers or wheels??? i dont know bugsie Reply February 29, 2012 at 10:48 am You must tell us glass or poly! Either way, I have built greenhouse structures my entire life. Poly is so easy to take the frame down and move it is ridiculous. Glass on the other hand ALL the glass would have to come out. and the wood frame would need to be secured from shifting so that when you put the glass back the bars would not have twisted making the re-glazing job almost impossible. Really, either way, to disassemble and rebuild is so much more successful than trying to move it, NO MATTER what system you build. The only option is to build the system first, erect the greenhouse on it, and in the future you could pick up and move, sort of like a camper trailer. Anonymous Reply February 27, 2012 at 8:26 pmCan I hire students to design and build an (affordable) green house in CA?I wonder if it is possible to hire advance students to design and build a green (and affordable) home. I’m thinking about a shipping container house and find someone whocan lay out wiring, plumbing, septic, isolation, etc. Do I need certified professionals in California to build one? Thanks so much for your answers. Rox C Reply February 28, 2012 at 4:01 am California is a touchy state. First you need to talk to your local code enforcement agency about this. I’d hate to get started on this project, and have it slammed “shut down” and out any money. There are areas in California where these trailers have piled up, and they are being used as housing. Long Beach I believe. If you do get the ok. Find a collage or tec school. Check it out, and run your idea through the teachers. If they like the idea, let them take it to the Dean with you attending. Also retain a lawyer and Insurance. Just in case someone gets hurt. Our state seems to be a big SUE state., either by somebody getting hurt,. Or that neighbor down the street. Anonymous Reply February 29, 2012 at 4:09 amWhat THEME should I have in my house? ex: JAPANESE, THE WHITE HOUSE, OR THE GREEN HOUSE?I want to design my own home,…I was thinking about buy all kinds of green furniture and linens to make a green house.orJapanese type furniture (a little bit expensive though)orChocolate & Vanilla : buy Brown and Cream FurnitureorAll white,…. like the white housePlease choose 1 from above .,…. 10 points for a answer with a good reason why.10 quick points!!!!! bulletform Reply March 2, 2012 at 11:37 pm It really depend on what you want and what you can afford. Japanese theme is more zen and simple straight look. Green furniture will not go with the Japanese theme as
  • 4. mostly they are dark brown in colour. Its good idea to have green colour furniture where you can paint the wall white with a little decorative or display of red or yellow to make to room modern and like a garden; which give you a peace and calming feel Mathew Reply February 29, 2012 at 12:11 pm What are green houses? Is it good to design a green house or eco-friendly houses in tropical climate? What i would like to know is the feasibility of a two storeyed green house, and if possible give suitable recommendations for the typical materials also. Proud to be an INDIAN- Jai hind! Reply March 1, 2012 at 4:41 am green house gases are a phenomenon of global warming its all of the fossil fuels that makes the environment into a burial ground makers Reply March 1, 2012 at 12:02 pm want most useful optimum design commercial Green House for growing vegetables and flowers. can anyone advise? Country side in Pakistan, weather temp varies from -2c to 48C..open area..all utilities available. Harshal Reply March 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm Kindly click and then search on the numerous pages that are open just by clicking on them one by one – http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&p=green+house+construction&SpellState=n-2469268823_q-qyOwa8BhWM4sfBR0Do3RkAAAAA%40%40&fr2=sp-qrw-corr- top Anonymous Reply March 1, 2012 at 7:22 pm What are some thing to keep in mind if you are making a green living house? By green I mean earth friendly. I want to know how to make a really well design house, maybe a beach house Marcia Reply March 1, 2012 at 7:23 pm Placement on the site, placement of the windows or natural light sources, and the surrounding landscaping are critical. There is a good argument for summer and winter energy reduction through the use of roof over-hangs/porches of 18″ or more. We seem to be returning to “zones” throughout the house for both heating and cooling. Window coverings seem to passively mitigate winter and summer extremes pretty well too; in hot/high sun areas this includes exterior shutter arrangements. Essentially, the best way to reduce energy use is to reduce the need to use it in the first place. It makes the operational costs cheaper too. I have three general concerns about many of the “efficient” houses I see. The first is that there is something “wrong” in my view when one must run one or more fans for hours on end because the house is sealed so tight that the air must be exchanged with outside air using an energy source. Back in the day, and the days before that day, when you wanted fresh air in a place you opened a window. While you may not want to need to open a window when the snow is blowing sideways at 50mph, I think that simply the ability to periodically open windows for fresh air and to circulate air within the house makes things more comfortable with less energy use; for those hot summer days, being able to passively draw cool air from off the beach’s water while pushing interior hot air outside would be nice. The second is that I’m not fully convinced that many of the “green” houses are particularly survivable should there be a house fire. My concern is not so much the sporead of the fire but, the fumes generated. The third is that it seems as if a number of the “green” house designs are not built with repairs in mind. Some are built with cement encased radiant heating and cooling systems and other features designed to last 20 years, or even 50 years. In the world of modular houses, 20 years is a long time; although I’ve seen some 40 year old plus trailers in pretty darned great condition with proper maintenance. In the world of stick houses, it is not. Even 50 years is not that long in the world of better built and better maintained stick houses. It would seem that repair, repair access, and replacement capabilities would be more “green” than building a shorter lived structure. Anonymous Reply March 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm If you were an engineer designing the lighting for a green house…? if you were an engineer designing the lighting for a green house, what wavelengths of light should your light fixtures emit? Anonymous Reply March 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm Red and BlueLeave a Reply Name *
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