A Beginning Greenhouse? Avoid Beginner Mistakes

A Beginning Greenhouse? Avoid Beginner Mistakes

Are you new to greenhouse vegetable growing? Or, do you just think about starting?

In the greenhouse hydroponic business, you must learn a lot. But before you plunge you can learn a lot. In other words, learn from the mistakes of others to prevent you from doing the same.

We'll concentrate on a few of the common areas with quick and dirty advice that have tipped people in the past.

Site Planning

Water has to go somewhere, one of the most critical aspects. To make sure you plan to drain.

The water quickly drains from 1 to 2 percent slope for the greenhouse. Furthermore, the floor must be porous to percolate excess water through the floor. Gravel is working well. Gravel is working well. Inviting puddles to greenhouse diseases.

Build also the greenhouse, so that the high trees or structures do not shade it. Shadows are a continuous light - restricting problem, and trees and branches can fall and cause damage.

Production Tips

Fertilisers. Use a compost formulated for hydroponic greenhouse tomatoes, salads, or any vegetables you grow. Do not use a greenhouse fertiliser of all kinds, for example, 20 - 20 - 20. It works excellent for ornamental products but is far from ideal for plants.

Pest Management. The management of pesticides. Learn what the most prevalent symptoms and insect pests are like beforehand. Take a daily scout of the greenhouse to see if you have a problem and have an attack plan to alleviate the problem before it spreads and becomes a situation that threatens crops.

pH. Try to bring pH for tomatoes grown in containers in the greenhouse close to the range from 5.6 to 5.8. Too high or too small pH causes problems in the absorption of nutrients and limits your potential yield.

Varieties. Choose the varieties bred for the production of greenhouses. These are superior to garden or field varieties for disease resistance. In the greenhouse also they are better than the types of fields, with fewer defects in physiology.

Problem Resolution. Contact your extension teacher and ask for help if problems arise (and they will). Many great - taken photos often document the issue extensively, regardless of whether it is environmental, pathological, insect, nutritional or other.

Make Smart Business Plans

Marketing. Do not wait until the week when you pick a product to find shops to buy. Instead, you should market your items at product managers, restaurants or farmers markets in advance, so that you know exactly where you are going when you pick them up.

Selling. Decide if you want to sell or retail in advance. Retailers have to be good "people," who have to talk with each client for some time. Also, if you have your hours in a sign, you have to be OK with customers going all hours, any day of the week.

Try selling all or most of your crop if this is not you. Retailers earn more money per pound, but wholesalers save time with every customer. Your location is essential if you sell retail.

Educate Yourself

Finally, before you dive, learn as much as you can. Besides, every year we keep learning. Study short courses and meetings, read extension publications, find internet resources, and visit colleagues who are farmers as well. It's all right to ask!