What benefit does a geodesic greenhouse dome kit provide over other greenhouse kits designs?
A dome encloses the greatest volume for the least surface area. You can grow more food vertically in a geodesic greenhouse dome while allowing the least amount of energy waste. The more surface area a structure has, the more heat it allows to escape. Since geodesic domes have the least amount of surface area for the most volume, you’re saving energy, materials cost, and labor.
Growing vertically in your geodesic greenhouse dome is simple. If you have the volume, you should use it. You can grow strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, peas, squash, and many more vegetables vertically. Your dome can even house dwarf fruit trees! Extend your fruiting season with a climate more adapted to your fruit trees. Harvest peaches, figs, nectarines, cherries, pears, lemons, limes, and many more types of fruit from inside your geodesic greenhouse domes.
Use trellises, lattices, stakes and towers to grow vertically. The more vertical space you use, the more you can produce in your dome. A pulley system can be rigged to help your tomato plants grow 6’ tall or more, producing from the top down. Vertical gardening also keeps your plants healthier, keeping them above soil level where air circulation and sunlight can stifle viruses and diseases. Woven wire fencing can create beautiful arches in your geodesic greenhouse dome.
Think about how growing square footage increases with vertical growing. Coupling that with the materials and energy savings of a geodesic dome and you have a truly intelligent greenhouse. Double or triple your “square footage” in your greenhouse dome by building strawberry and cucumber towers made of PVC pipes. Cut holes in the pipes, fill them with a high quality topsoil/compost mixture, and then plant your strawberry plants or cucumber seeds or seedlings. Simply, water from above. Watch your vertical towers produce five to ten times more fruits and vegetables than you could have in the same amount of space.
Vertical gardening is smart, to be sure, but besides the materials and energy savings, why would you want to put your vertical garden in a dome? Domes allow the most light to touch all points in the structure. You will not get the shading and hot spots that you normally would with a square greenhouse. All of your strawberry plants will get the same amount of light, instead of just the ones in the “right spot”.
For the smartest, best greenhouse, get a geodesic greenhouse dome and grow vertically. Increase production and save water when you introduce hydroponics. Consider Aquaponics and you will add another product to consume or sell, fish! Aquaponics systems can be complex, however, plants love the plant waste and oxygenated water.
When your geodesic greenhouse dome is covered with insulated, durable, SolaWrap greenhouse plastic your plants will thrive, last longer and produce more abundantly.
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