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Greenhouses

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Greenhouses

  1. 1. GREENHOUSES
  2. 2. Why build a greenhouse? <ul><li>Organic food </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces food miles </li></ul>
  3. 3. Location <ul><li>Maximum sunlight. </li></ul><ul><li>Morning sunlight allows the plant's food production process to begin early </li></ul><ul><li>Deciduous trees, can effectively shade the greenhouse from the intense late afternoon summer sun; however, they should not shade the greenhouse in the morning. </li></ul><ul><li>Deciduous trees also allow maximum exposure to the winter sun because they shed their leaves. </li></ul><ul><li>Evergreen trees that have foliage year round should not be located where they will shade the greenhouse because they will block the less intense winter sun. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Type of greenhouse <ul><li>The final choice of the type of greenhouse will depend on the growing space desired, available sites, and costs. The greenhouse must, however, provide the correct environment for growing plants. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lean-to <ul><li>Attached Greenhouses </li></ul><ul><li>Lean-to . A lean-to greenhouse is a half greenhouse, split along the peak of the roof, or ridge line. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Evan-span <ul><li>An even-span is a full-size structure that has one gable end attached to another building </li></ul>
  7. 7. Window-mounted <ul><li>Window-mounted . A window-mounted greenhouse can be attached on the south or east side of a house. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Freestanding Structures <ul><li>Freestanding greenhouses are separate structures; they can be set apart from other buildings to get more sun and can be made as large or small as desired. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Frames

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