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The many decisions behind building a cut flower greenhouse

publication date: Apr 1, 2018
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This winter we put up a three-bay greenhouse, something larger and more permanent than anything we have built before. Each bay is 22’ wide by 96’ long, covering a total area of 66’ by 96’. Instead of the same area covered with standalone tunnels, having gutter-connected bays that share the same ground posts covers a larger space more efficiently. It is heated by natural gas, and automated ridge vents plus roll-up sides provide excellent ventilation. The decision to build it was complex and took many meetings, as well as pro and con evaluations before finalizing.

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