Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here again, and today we’ll be discussing different types of greenhouses. Choosing the right greenhouse can make all the difference to the viability of your survival efforts. Depending on your constraints, you can find the right greenhouse that can serve your needs. There is an incredible variety to choose from, and you’ll be able to work with the one you are most comfortable with. Take some time to learn about the different types to better prepare for an emergency.
Tunnels or Igloos
One of the least-expensive options can be found with tunnels or igloos. This simply involves placing some kind of disposable plastic bag or tarp over your crops, possible around oops, but often using nothing at all. These are easy and cheap to install, but have a low survivability against extreme elements, especially wind-blown debris. You also won’t have very good ventilation with them, which can make it easy for your plants to get diseases.
These greenhouses provide some level of protection against insects and some debris, but they allow a free-flow of air between your plant and the outside environment. These can be ideal for mild climates that stay warm year-round and which have many insects. However, these will be unsuitable for most other environments.
A warm house will be a mid-sized greenhouse that has some ability to warm your plants, but which won’t be able to reach the tropical temperatures of a hothouse. This can be ideal for growing a wide range of fruits and vegetables and can be easier to maintain than a full-scale hothouse. Overall, these offer an ideal compromise between function and cost which many growers will find attractive.
A hot house will be the most expensive kind of greenhouse but will offer the widest range of capabilities. You will need to install sufficient ventilation and power capabilities in yours in order to gain the full scale of functionality available to you. It will also be a significant drain on your water and energy supplies, so you will want to make sure you are able to recycle as much of the water as possible and find a way to make the greenhouse also energy-independent. However, they can offer significant yields.
A greenhouse can make all the difference to the success of your survival strategies. Choosing the right kind from the outset can help you avoid difficulties later on.