Sunday, October 21, 2018
Yea! Hoping this Greenhouse will be a Game Changer
Yesterday we finally got the covering on the greenhouse. Still more work to do, but it finally looks like a greenhouse. Like I've said in the past, I'll put together a video that explains some of the technology I've put into the greenhouse that will help me control the environment and help me save time.
Here is one piece I was very excited to see this morning. Temps got below freezing last night and at 7:30am it hit the low. It was still 10 degrees warmer in the greenhouse. That isn't typical, but the more interesting thing (although not surprising), is that not long after sunrise, when the greenhouse got out of the shadow of the house the greenhouse temps inside were 30 degrees warmer than outside. That is a game changer. I'm going to have other issues to deal with (keeping it cool enough during the heat of the day, disease pressure from higher humidity, etc.), which I have plans for, but if I can get the temps in the happy zone 2-3 hours earlier each day that should add up to a couple to a few hundred more pounds more on the pumpkin by the end of the season.