How To Take Care Of The Plants In The Greenhouse

Published on by thepandacover equipment is a broad term covering almost any type of gear or equipment that is used in greenhouses for maintaining optimum conditions, caring for the plants and maintaining the greenhouse itself. A greenhouse may be freestanding or built onto an existing building. A well-constructed greenhouse provides a controlled environment for growing plants of all types. There are a variety of styles and sizes to choose from when designing a greenhouse. Anyone who has grown plants in a greenhouse is well aware of the challenges associated with how air is moved into and within the greenhouse structure. Here are some tips on how to take care of the plants in the greenhouse may useful and helpful for you.
1 Having moving air within the plant canopy has several significant advantages: it has a cooling effect, it keeps the plant foliage dry and the carbon dioxide concentration within the canopy air at the ambient level, and it stimulates the evaporation of transpiring water from leaf surfaces. Maintaining upward movement of water in the transpiration stream within the plant reduces the potential for nutrient element deficiencies—for example, such water movement within the plant can reduce the potential for the occurrence of blossom-end rot in setting and developing fruit.
2 You should be as concerned about improving soil quality in the greenhouse as in the garden. I grow a cover crop of cowpeas in the off season to improve the soil. Another possibility is the growing of forage crops—grain grasses, mixed crucifers, peas, etc.—as cut-and-come-again forage for poultry in the winter. The biomass of the root systems of some of these plants, especially rye, is quite large. If you rotate your forage plots over the greenhouse beds, their soil will over time increase in tilth, fertility, and humus as the spent root systems decompose.
3 Control the environment of the greenhouse so you can control the heating system. For heat, you can have two different types of systems. A passive system uses the sun's energy to heat up the greenhouse at night, while an active system needs an actual source for energy, like electrical or gas. Choosing the right systems for you depends on your greenhouse size, the climate outdoors and the type of plants you grow.
4 Water your plants only as needed. As a general rule, it is better to under-water than to over-water. Giving too much water to seedlings and plants can prove to be irresistible to molds and mildews, which can be deadly to your plants. You can always provide a bit more water to a plant, but if you've over-watered there is no way to remove it. Using a hose with a sprayer keeps the humidity high but it can be difficult to judge how much of the water got to the plant. Using a watering can may take longer, but it is easier to see if a plant actually needs water or not.
A greenhouse provides control over many aspects of plant growing, including extending the growing season, allowing the grower to regulate sunlight, heating and cooling. Once you've had the advantages of a greenhouse, it's hard to go back to not having one for planting seeds that you watch growing until they're ready for the ground, and for overwintering plants in a sheltered place when winter comes.

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