Greenhouse "Zucchini" allows you to grow an extensive assortment of vegetable products. This small-sized unheated design, designed to protect garden crops from the adverse effects of weather conditions, is very convenient and in demand in the conditions of home gardening.
Technical specifications and dimensions
A greenhouse called "Zucchini" is used to grow vegetables, berries and herbs. The frame structure has an increased level of strength and is made on the basis of a metal profile 0.11-0.25 cm thick coated with modern TECNOS powder paint. The manufacturer recommends for use as a coating sheet translucent plastic - polycarbonate.
The standard width of the greenhouse is 160 cm, which allows you to arrange two ridges or staggered squash, pumpkin or other bush garden crops. The gross weight of the painted steel structure is 30 kg.
A feature of the greenhouse is the presence of lifting walls, which are equipped with stops, which ensures the most convenient access to crops and facilitates the irrigation, top dressing, cultivation, weeding and ventilation.
Small and easy-to-maintain constructions quite easily replace bulky and expensive greenhouses on a personal plot and garden plot. Caring for such a greenhouse is simple. One of the necessary measures is the removal of accumulated snow mass from the coating in the winter. It is also necessary to remember that the greenhouse must be installed on a foundation base made of concrete or an anti-septic wood timber.
Greenhouse "Zucchini": assembly
The complete set of the domestic greenhouse design "Zucchini", in addition to the frame of three arcs and fasteners, without fail includes an intuitive step-by-step instruction that allows you to quickly and easily carry out self-assembly.
To place sheet covering material - translucent polycarbonate - follows a protective layer outside. After installing the coating, remove the protective film.
Installation of polycarbonate assumes a vertical arrangement of cells. For fastening, it is necessary to use roofing screws with a diameter of 5 mm. The step of installing screws, depending on the thickness of the sheet of covering material, varies from 50 to 80 cm.
Features of planting and plant growing technology
The presence of a greenhouse allows the gardener to plant seedlings in a permanent place or to sow prepared seeds earlier than such events are carried out in open ground. Accordingly, the harvest is earlier, and subject to the cultivation technology, the yield increases significantly.
In order to provide the most favorable conditions for crop formation for growing garden crops, it is necessary to take care in advance to prepare a high-quality soil cover composition in the greenhouse, because vegetable and berry crops planted in closed ground are significantly limited in the possibility of obtaining additional nutrition from the external environment.
Caring for crops grown on ridges in sheltered soil has several features:
- you need to carefully monitor soil moisture indicators and, if necessary, adjust the regime of irrigation measures;
- after irrigation, it is necessary to loosen the soil in the greenhouse, which will improve oxygen access to the root system of cultivated plants;
- as top dressing for garden and berry crops, it is recommended to use organics and complex fertilizers, which are bred according to the instructions attached by the manufacturer;
- compliance with the ventilation mode is important, since the temperature and humidity indicators inside the greenhouse design are very different from similar indicators for ridges of open ground.
The risk of damage to garden crops when growing in the greenhouse with diseases and pests is slightly lower than when cultivated on the site, so vegetable growers have a great opportunity to reduce the cost of chemical plant protection products and get more environmentally friendly vegetable and berry products.
In the autumn period, high-quality preparation of the structure for the next planting season should be carried out. For this purpose, after harvesting, soil is digged in the greenhouse, as well as the removal of plant debris and all necessary disinfection measures aimed at destroying the pathogenic microflora in the soil and on the greenhouse structure itself.
How to make a greenhouse with your own hands
The greenhouse "Zucchini" is appreciated by gardeners for high quality, durability, ease of use and unpretentiousness in care. Under a polycarbonate coating, it is best to grow zucchini, onion crops, lettuce, tomatoes and carrots. According to gardeners, the quality of the crop in the greenhouse is much higher than that of vegetable or berry products grown in ridges of open ground.
Very often, vegetable growers use the “Zucchini” greenhouse for mixed plantings, which allows you to get a quick and high-quality crop of several crops at once. However, the simultaneous ripening of vegetables in a mixed planting can be obtained only with the correct selection of plants, as well as competent planning and timely planting.