I am planning to set up a Green House on my terrace. Before going ahead with the plan, I would like to take some advice from some experts in this forum. Following are the questions that I have:
1. Will the sheets tolerate heavy winds, though tightly fastened with the poles?
2. What would be the average life time of the sheet? In how many years should I replace them?
3. Will the plants under this receive enough sunlight? what kinds of plants thrive well under them?
4. Will the plants not 'miss' the direct watering by rain?
GG, I have seen the green house you have set up (in pictures, of course). Your advice will be valuable.
The sheet can tolerate heavy winds but at any point, they shouldn't put in a way that they are perpendicular to the direction of wind. That will cause a parachute effect and uproot the poles. The best way is to put the sheet on the top only and have shade net on the sides. Also what is the shape of the roof. Is it an arch, flat, tall at the centre sloping to one side/either side etc?
lifetime of the sheet is 3-5 years. plants receive good sunlight don't worry about that. the sheets allow 90%. I am assuming, by sheets, you mean polysheet and not shade net.
plants will miss rain. and also keep in mind the temperature inside will be hotter than outside. so you better cover only the top nad have good ventilation on the sides. even better go only for shadenets.
hope it helps
Thanks a bunch, GG, for your response.
In fact, I am looking at shadenets only and not polysheets. It is a flat cover (I have a very limited space of 200 Sq.Ft) I plan to cover the top portion and wanted to have facility for creepers on the sides.
I am consulting with Mr. Radhakrishnan, who runs an NGO called Good Governance Guards, in promoting Kitchen Garden. I shall keep in touch with you on my progress.
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