Trends are showing that more people are building a greenhouse in their backyards, wonder why?
Building a greenhouse can be a difficult and daunting task. It is difficult to even know where to begin. However, many people are flocking to the concept of having a greenhouse in their backyard because of the rising cost of organic/fresh produce at the grocery store. They are also learning more and more about the chemicals being sprayed on their food and the dangerous genetic modifications being made to our fruits and vegetables, with an effort to produce more food. This new awakening has brought the backyard greenhouse industry new life and in turn has brought the consumer a new healthier life.
Concerned parents now want a way to enhance their family’s life through an additional true labor of love. Building a greenhouse in their backyard opens the doorway to better health and nourishment. The trouble is how to start this process once the decision to have a backyard greenhouse has become more than a dream or a thought. The real next step is introducing various agricultural methods that will make their lives more sustainable.
The location for a backyard greenhouse is important. Plants need sun to grow and if the greenhouse is built on the north side of a colonial home there will be an agonizing end to such a wonderful dream.
Place your greenhouse in the spot in your yard or homestead where the most sun hits for the longest period of time. The next step is deciding what size greenhouse would best suit your needs. Also there are many styles of greenhouses that can be chosen, however not all provide the best situation for your fruits or vegetables. Look for a style of greenhouse that is the most energy efficient and can withstand the weather in your part of the country.
The type of covering is just as important as the style of greenhouse. Many people spend a great amount of money on the frame of their greenhouse, but then cover it with a cheap 6 mil polyethylene.
THE COVERING MAKES THE GREENHOUSE WORK!
Conduct your own Research on the available coverings. Look for the covering that has a high transparency with a high percentage of diffused light. Choose a covering that has a high insulation value of at least a R-1.7. Then make sure the covering is durable. Ask yourself if it has been proven to last for 15 or more years in all types of climates. No one wants to go through the hassle of recovering his or her greenhouse more than necessary.
Building a greenhouse structure in the shape of a geodesic dome design from a set of plans is attainable however provides an added challenge. Certain skills and expensive tools are required to make angle cuts. There are 7 cuts to each piece of wood and up to seven different sets of cuts, depending on the size dome you build. Organization is key along with a very accurate set of HOW TO ASSEMBLE plans will be required. Skilled carpenters who are not finish carpenters tend to have difficulty making angle cuts. So if you are not one who feels comfortable around a miter saw, spare your self the agony and protect your safety from power saws, please purchase a kit.
If the angles do not meet correctly it will cause the structure to become miss aligned when you get around to assembling top pieces of your dome. It happened to a skilled carpenter, Chuck, he will share with you how he had to burn his wood as expensive firewood.
Greenhouse dome kits wind up being the most economical over time.
Once all these steps have been decided and your research has been completed, you will probably realize that buying a greenhouse kit, with all the desirable characteristics would be the easiest way of building a greenhouse. Each piece will be cut or manufactured to fit correctly.
If you are serious about building a greenhouse, however need help in making a decision; contact us at 1-781-816-7811 or Info@greenhousedomekit.com we can help you make a more informed one that will meet your needs and desires.