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From growing your own herbs to farming, harvesting crops are both a beloved hobby and successful way to make a living. Regardless of how big your crops are, there are helpful equipment and methods to help make growing easy. Check out these great tips for greenhouse growing.


7 Tips for Greenhouse Growing Amateurs

Even if you are a professional agriculturist, switching to greenhouse growing is a different ball game. Check out these 7 tips for successful greenhouse growing to take your success to the next level.


1.          Remove only what you need from your crops.

One of the biggest problems new harvesters face is frustration with the rate of progress. One way to fix this is to take only what you need from your crops. For example, when growing cucumbers, why take the whole vegetable when you only need half? If it’s possible to cut off only what you need, do so! Use cling wrap to cover the remaining portion of the plant. Vegetables will stay fresh longer and your crops will grow more efficiently.


2.          Use bubble wrap to insulate your greenhouse.

Although your greenhouse will help protect your crops and plants, the harsh winter’s cold can still affect greenhouse growing. Since you don’t want to spend an inordinate amount of money on heating your greenhouse, bubble wrap can be a cost-effective option. Bubble wrap works especially well for insulating glass panes.


3.          Insulate plant containers during fall months.

Before the frigid months come around, try to insulate all your potted plants with bubble wrap. It just creates extra warmth for your plants and crops and further supports your greenhouse growing. Terra cotta pots should especially be insulated.


4.          Stay away from local garden centers.

Greenhouse growing can be as costly or cost-effective as you want, depending on what type of accessories and supplies you use. One of the biggest mistakes people make is using local garden centers to grab supplies. The supplies and products here are usually marked up quite a bit more than office supply stores or major retail stores, like Walmart and Target. You can even grab your greenhouse growing supplies from online stores, such as Amazon.


5.          Hang up your bananas to help ripen your tomatoes.

Tomatoes are probably the crop that takes the longest to grow. They often frustrate people with greenhouse growing. Bananas can speed up the process by releasing ethylene. The gas helps ripen tomatoes faster. This is a great DIY tip from some of our professionals.


6.          Talk to an expert to help position your greenhouse.

If you are struggling with greenhouse growing, you might want to move your greenhouse to a better position. Most greenhouses benefit from at least three hours of direct sunlight per day. Any longer may cause temperatures to rise and can damage plants by taking away from proper ventilation. If you need advice, ask a professional about positioning.


7.          Choose the right size for your needs.

One of the greatest things about greenhouse growing is that there are so many sizes to choose from for your portable greenhouse. Start off small or go right to the big options. Whatever your needs, you have options when it comes to greenhouse growing.


Whether you are a gardening enthusiast or a professional agriculturist, greenhouse growing with our portable shelters will help improve your plants and crops.


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Greenhouse ventilation is an important part of maintaining the integrity of your plants and crops. Portable greenhouses are used to maintain the desired environment for plant growth and continue to yield more crops despite the changes in weather outdoors. Portable greenhouses are designed to regulate temperature, sun, and shade and deliver the ultimate environment for your plants. The best way to maintain your greenhouse is to understand the different ways to bring proper greenhouse ventilation to your structure.

Innovations are constantly being made to deliver more to portable greenhouses. And, as portable greenhouses become more popular, greenhouse ventilation options are being improved. Agriculturists and horticulturists put a heavy focus on providing the right temperature and humidity for optimal growth. 

What Are the Right Means of Greenhouse Ventilation?

Proper greenhouse ventilation provides cooler air to decrease humidity and allow plants to grow. A well-ventilated greenhouse has fewer pollutants and can greatly affect your crop production. Pollutants come in the form of gases or pathogens that thrive in still air conditions. Proper greenhouse ventilation is important to move pollutants out of your structure and keep carbon dioxide from killing off your plants and crops. So, what are your means of ventilation?

1.          Artificial Ventilation

Artificial greenhouse ventilation helps your greenhouse obtain satisfactory airflow through a mechanically operated ventilation system. 

2.          Exhaust Fans

Greenhouse ventilation can be achieved using exhaust fans at the ends of your walls. Air is allowed to enter by a motorized shutter. But it should be frequently checked during the winter months to make sure there is no drafts. In warmer months, you need to be sure you provide enough air exchange to keep your plants thriving. Exhaust fans can be mounted to higher portions of end walls. They come with different speeds and can be controlled by different thermostats for optimal greenhouse ventilation.

3.          Evaporative Cooling Devices

If your outdoor air is of high temperature, you may need to use evaporative cooling devices to prevent excessive heat from causing your plants to wilt. Shading materials, paint-on materials, and screens can be used to change temperature. A fan and pad system can eliminate excess heat and help cool down your structure. 

4.          Mist Cooling Devices

When you use mist cooling devices, they deliver tiny drops of well-filtered moisture that don’t leave mineral deposits or lead on your plants. There are different advantages and disadvantages to evaporative cooling devices and mist cooling devices. Talk to your portable greenhouse dealer to find out the best greenhouse ventilation option for your needs.

Since portable greenhouses are a great option to help maintain your plants and crops all year long, many customers take advantage of the variety of sizes and options we have for portable greenhouses. When you make sure you use proper greenhouse ventilation, you can rest easy knowing that your plants and crops are on their way to optimal growth. 

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