Greenhouses crafted from treated poles and ideal greenhouse covers. They are also known as wooden greenhouses.
Wooden greenhouses have become a significant innovation in agricultural sector of Kenya. They have a wide range of benefits to farmers in terms of profit, environment sustainability and climate control.
Construction of Wooden Greenhouse
Greenhouse made of treated poles are set up using local materials combined. The construction process includes:
Preparing the SiteClear the vegetation, level the ground and ensure drainage is good.
Choosing polesSelect wooden poles that have been treated to resist decay and insects.
Dig the foundationDig holes and set up the poles into the ground.
Frame Construction and attachmentAttach horizontal and vertical frames.
Covering material attachmentDrap or spread the greenhouse cover on the wooden structure.
Build Ventilation and door accessMake adjustable door openings and ventilations to regulate temperature.
Role in Climate and Environment conservation
Use of treated poles in construction of wooden greenhouses has a positive impact in climate and environment.
- Reduced deforestation due to lower demand of timber to build and repair greenhouses.
- Energy is conserved since less energy is needed to heat greenhouses.
- Less carbon emission due to better ventilation.
- Water conservation is possible due to control irrigation systems.
Adoption of Greenhouses made of treated poles in Kenya
Greenhouses made of treated poles have been greatly adopted in Kenya due to its impact in yield, climate influence and lower cost.
Aqua Hub Kenya provides information, training, and supply of wooden greenhouses to clients at affordable prices.
Applications of Wooden Greenhouses
- Crop Production – They provide ideal temperatures for cultivation of numerous crops such as vegetables, flowers, and fruits.
- Off-season production – With a controlled environment, farmers can extend growing seasons and produce crops during dry seasons.
- Higher production levels – Greenhouses enhance high production due to optimal conditions, efficient and adequate water use and lower pests and disease.
- Seedling and propagation – Farmers use greenhouses to propagate viable seedlings.
- Research – Agricultural institutions and research stakeholders utilize greenhouses to grow research crops and study growth stages and diseases or pests. This leads to innovation in production methods, irrigation, and disease control.
Cost of Greenhouses made of Treated Poles
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