Building a wooden greenhouse + pros and cons
Wooden greenhouses, built with their own hands, have been used before, and there are certain root causes for this, which we will discuss further.
How to correctly place a greenhouse on a suburban area? The main thing is to have the maximum light from the Sun, because you plan to grow plants outdoors or in the winter.
The material does not require a builder's education in order to build greenhouses for cucumbers. Just a hammer, materials, a screwdriver and consumables in the form of screws or nails for wood are enough.
Let's look at how to select a place to build.
Factors that are important to consider
There are the following nuances:
Ideally, it should be directed by the sides, one to the east and the other to the west. This way you get maximum illumination through sunlight. The construction site must have a perfectly flat surface. If there are pits or bumps, they need to be leveled.
You cannot build a greenhouse in the lowlands, because moisture will constantly accumulate there. And where there is always a high degree of humidity, diseases and fungi live there, because a humid climate is an ideal breeding ground. The video contains all the useful tips for placing the greenhouse on the light sides.
If you crave to do a thorough breeding of plants, he needs a large greenhouse, and if you just want to indulge, then you should not build a large building at once. The ideal size would be an area of 3 * 6 meters. The advantages of a large area are obvious, because the more space is allocated for planting, the more it will fit. But the more, the more difficult it is to produce heating. The fact is that without a minimum of +16.
5 degrees, nothing will grow, but only remain sitting in the ground, as if rooted to the spot.
How much space is required and what dimensions to choose the drawings of a wooden greenhouse
Central passage, that is, in simple terms, the path should be in the middle, and so it will be more comfortable to walk. Approach to Plants - You must have an approach to all plants, and it would be foolish to plant multiple rows of plants if you can only reach the first row. You will be able to inspect plants every day for signs of plants, insects, and also check if additional fertilizing and other work is required. Also calculate that the middle passage should be about 1 meter wide through the entire greenhouse.
This distance will make it possible to walk calmly and, if necessary, carry buckets. The beds can be 1-1 in size. 5 meters, it is not worth making it wider when it comes to home use. The optimal height is the one at which a person can safely service it. It is generally accepted that 2.
5 meters is the optimal height. The video tells how to build a simple greenhouse from a 5 cm bar and nails. Also in the building there are vents to ventilate everything, as well as a warm bed.
A greenhouse equipped with straight walls and a gable roof is considered practical and best.
- Attached - they are built as an extension to the walls of any buildings from the southern part.
This type of construction is suitable for economical loggias that want to save space on the site and material for the roof (glass, film or polycarbonate), because one side of the greenhouse is actually built. Ceramic bricks are the best materials to "attach" to.
- Gable - the usual, and probably the best in the opinion of summer residents. The inclined roofing angle is not more than 30 degrees, and in the greenhouse you can make a small house for ventilation directly in the roof, which is very convenient.
- Circular - in appearance it resembles a gazebo or even a pavilion for relaxation, and this type should be well ventilated, and for this additional vents are made.
Now consider the question of foundation.
There is a simple question - if you are building a greenhouse for a long time, of course, a foundation is needed. The required depth for the base will depend on the degree of frost penetration in your area. For example, for medium latitude with a shallow freezing depth, there is enough depth with a shovel bayonet.
Manual work - digging a trench and future filling with cement is quite hard work.
The procedure is as follows:
Now let's talk about the materials.
Photos of wooden greenhouses with their own hands are presented below as an example. Each of the materials has certain advantages and disadvantages, but a lot, of course, depends on the amount that you are willing to spend on building greenhouses. The best and most expensive is polycarbonate. The cheapest and far from the most reliable material is film, and glass is the most transmissive of the sun's rays and at the same time fragile material.
The cheapest material that can be found for building greenhouses.
Despite all the disadvantages, it is widely used by summer residents for greenhouse arrangement.
- Low price is the greatest advantage, and most of us are simply not ready to spend serious money (every person has certain reasons).
- Ease of installation and dismantling - naturally, it will be difficult to strip off the film when it comes to dismantling the greenhouse building.
- Lightweight material - film is the lightest material that can be used in greenhouses. For this reason, it is possible not to calculate the loads on the foundation from the film.
- Ease and cost of maintenance - replacing a small piece of film is easy or costly.
Let's consider the second option.
The classic type of shelter for greenhouses, and most summer residents use old windows for greenhouses after dismantling on those that are made of metal-plastic. That's right, but the point is to throw out what can be useful and serve for years?
And now let's consider the third option.
For wooden single-slope greenhouses, such a popular and modern material as polycarbonate is used. Greenhouses from it do not need off-season repair work in comparison with other materials (film). The greenhouse from it will turn out to be well-lit, warm, and this is what is required for plants.
It is easy to cut, screw it, anyone can do it and no need to call specialists. The simplest skills of working with a hacksaw, screwdriver and hammer make it possible to make excellent greenhouses.
As such, there are no cons. You can mention the purchase costs, but is there something free? Great materials always come with a price tag.
Film greenhouses can be made if you need a temporary or small greenhouse. It is not recommended to use the film on large greenhouses that will stand for many years in a row. Glass can be used if you have a lot of it and you don't need it. You can build a decent greenhouse. Polycarbonate is the best option for large greenhouses and is 100% worth the money.
Plants with it will feel comfortable and good.
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