The Second Greenhouse – 2003 Season

glass1Within the glass greenhouse at my parents house, we are growing other plants which we have found to like this environment (ie. hot and bright), These currently consist of Watercress, Peppers, Tomatoes and Lettuces.

For young plants we usually hang some old sheets on the greenhouse to give them some shade from the sun, Also usually the vent is left open on this greenhouse.

On this page you can see details of this glass greenhouse and the different types of hydroponics systems we are using within it.

glasslThe main NFT system here is slightly different than the other greenhouse.

Here we have three NFT channels in place, One main one which you can see here on the left hand side and two smaller ones on the right hand side, A photo of these channels is shown below.


glassrThe right two channels in the greenhouse are shown in the photo to the right, Both these channels are made from strips of square guttering bought from a DIY store.

In the NFT setup we have in this greenhouse we pump the nutrient solution from the holding tank at the far end of the greenhouse to all three NFT channels via a small T piece, The solution then simply flows back into the holding tank as before. You can see the holding tank in the photo above, It’s the green tank at the far end.

Having the channels all flowing downhill the same allows us to place the channels slightly lower giving the plants more room to grow upwards, A lack of headroom is a problem were having in the other plastic greenhouse.

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