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Guidelines For Constructing Your Commercial Greenhouse

Dec 3, 2007
The efficiency and productivity of operating a greenhouse (whether a commercial greenhouse or not) lie on the growing materials utilized. You can make your greenhouses separated with one another. However, they can be attached to make access by way of corridor to other greenhouse.

The most usual detached is the sets which are used in commercial greenhouse production. This kind is constructed with ached rafters that has solid walls for additional support. It is appropriate for almost type of crop, however, the growing capacity is limited to a sidewalls which can reduce the greenhouse efficiency and productivity.

On the other hand, ridge greenhouse are attached through the eave with gutter. Basically, and interior wall situated underneath the gutter is not present to increase productivity. This can be either gabled or curved. Curved arch greenhouse is usually covered with light material like polyethylene or polycabonates. Whereas, gabled greenhouse is designed to have a substantial coverings like glass or fiberglass.

Planning is one of very essential steps which must be taken into consideration by the commercial greenhouse grower. Appropriate selection of area, the labor, the markets, as well as upcoming expansion surely provides a big difference on how your gardening business to prosper.

Here are basic things to consider:
These are the basic things to remember:

Crops that you will be growing (potted plants, Bedding plants, perennials, herbs, vegetables, etc.)
1. The type of crop that you have to grow
2. To chose whether to plant crops that are seasonal or year-round
3. The appropriate soil needed for the plants you have chosen
4. The method of growing- is it to be on the floor, movable bench, potted, or in a growing bags?
5. Its production for the entire year.
6. Your marketing strategy to optimize your commercial greenhouse
7. And of course, your capital or investment

Here are some greenhouse construction guidelines that must be taken into consideration:

1. The space-the site required really depends on the kind of commercial greenhouse you have (wholesale or retail) Two acres must be the minimum area to be used as parking area for customers, employees, driveway for product deliveries and for future expansion. A wholesale type requires much more area because there will be lot more bibber and wider.

2. Make it sure that the area for your commercial greenhouse is within the zone intended for such a business as provided by government official.

3. It is advisable that your greenhouse garden is along the highway or near to it. By making this, you can increase your sales. Especially for retailers which can benefits from a high traffic.

4. It is also important to note the environmental factor, stay away from pollution cause by industries.

5. Avoid the areas whose climate with extreme temperature.

6. Ground slope or elevation must be considered for water drainage. It is important that your commercial greenhouse be on gravel base, its elevation must be 6-12 above the grade.

7. Your plants need sufficient supply of water to achieve optimum production.

8. Be sure that your commercial greenhouse has sufficient access to electricity so that you are able to provide the warmth that your plants need especially during winter. You should call an electric utility prior to the construction to adjust for whatever expense your electrical consumption generates.

9. Provision must also to be taken into consideration for future expansion.

Lastly, one thing to remember, before engaging to business, any business like commercial greenhouse, it must be carefully planned so you will achieve success from it
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Bercle George is an expert gardener and has published an excellent greenhouse gardening resource at http://www.greenhousemanagement101.com/
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