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^ ^ ^ Looking forward to your call later. Thanks.jramsarran wrote:....oh lawd....^^^^ hoss i just typed out a really longggg reply.
like i wrote an essay and when i hit "Submit" turns out i got logged out of tuner!... lost the whole thing.
anyways i not going through that again rite now na. i'll try to give you a call if i get some time tomorrow!!
jramsarran wrote:^^^yea i understand..
but i had to ask where the info coming from and get an idea of how much research was done first...u don't expect me to jus blurt out a bunch of info nobody understands.
first to begin with...the whole "green house" thing was designed for temperate regions and not the tropics.
hence the heat/ temperature problem and Relative Humidity as well.
if the "model" shown is only 6' off the ground...this only gonna be like 10 times worst.
<<even with saran netting>> or the ever famous "so called" insect proof mesh.
also...the shape of the model would make it difficult to manage plants inside...basic agronomic practices like weed control, spraying of pesticides, fertilizing etc. will be very limited.
the type of crops suitable for models that are wayyy higher than that are limited to leafy vegetables or cover crops that remain low on the ground.
but what i would really advise, is special or exotic crops <<ofcourse you will have to source a market>> but it makes no sense planting something that is commonly grown locally in high quantities. it is impossible to compete with farmers outside using conventional methods.
why would someone invest extra money to grow something that can be grown under normal conditions.
excessive heat in these models can cause flowers of certain plants to become sterile..the issue of pollination is a completely different story.
managing the soil or whatever medium will also be a challenge.
the materials used soo far <pvc> is not as sturdy as metal pipes, therefore may prove to be a little problem in high winds
this is just a few minor issues.
Please note that i am not discouraging you. the ppl who supply green houses locally are veryy good at marketing and they make everything sound soo nice and profitable.
just do enough research before jumping in with both feet.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BELIEVE ME....
i would suggest though, that after assessing all the risks, you set up only 1 of these shed as a trial. depending on how successful you are then you should use the extra material to set up additional models.
just my humble opinion from the little bit of experience gained as a Supervisor of a Drip Irrigated Green House/ Shade House. i also do part-time farming.
Sanctifier wrote:The current status of Mark Webster's farm (Pg 2) is unknown. AFAIK he went out of business.
Trinifisher wrote:Thanks man, trying meh hand again. Ah don't have much space barely 3x10 on concrete so I am using blocks on that filled with soil. Did the chive and celery thing with a tomato or two, so ah looking to see to try hydro. More in ah small space kind of thing.