Polytunnels come in a variety of sizes, ranging from small garden units to industrial buildings. Despite the size difference, they all require steps to regulate humidity. Humidity is increased by vapour from moist soil and is essential for the proper growth of plants. If the humidity in your polytunnel is too high or too low, you may experience problems growing plants.
Controlling humidity in a polytunnel
Controlling humidity is an important aspect of growing in a polytunnel. If the humidity is too low, the plants in the polytunnel will suffer. By increasing the humidity, the plants will grow well and won’t be damaged.
There are many ways to increase humidity. One option is to manually spray water into the soil. Another is to purchase a humidifier. It will provide a source of additional moisture to the air in the polytunnel, helping it to be more conducive to growing different plants.
Another way to control humidity is to monitor the temperature. The higher the temperature, the higher the humidity. It is important to check the humidity regularly. A good humidity management system will prevent dew from forming.
Maintaining temperature in a polytunnel
Keeping the temperature in a polytunneling is crucial for the health of your plants. If the temperatures are too low during winter, plants will suffer. This is particularly true of full glass polytunnels. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can maintain the temperature in your polytunnel so that you can grow your plants in comfort throughout the entire year.
The ideal temperature for plants in a polytunnel is around 26 degrees Celsius or 77 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature can rise above this on sunny days, but it is essential to maintain adequate ventilation for your plants. You can use ventilation fans to circulate fresh air within the polytunnel. It is also a good idea to adjust your watering schedule accordingly to the temperature in the polytunnel.
Using ventilation fans in a polytunnel
When you grow crops inside your polytunnel, you need to have good ventilation. You can use car fans to move air, and they will work very well in this purpose. These fans have a large capacity, and can move 1400-2500 cubic metres per hour at full speed. That’s about the same as the capacity of a polytunnel. However, the ideal speed would be 30 changes per hour. The speed you use will depend on the solar panel output and the weather conditions. If it is hotter than usual, the fans will need to work faster to cool the polytunnel down faster.
Creating a false ceiling in a polytunnel
A polytunnel kit contains all of the elements you need to construct the structure. This includes a robust steel frame to provide strength and aerodynamics. In addition, a cover is included. This will help to provide extra privacy and a definite boundary.
The polytunnel itself is relatively easy to erect, although you may want to hire some help to do this. It will probably take a day, and a few people. Before starting, you should read through the instructions carefully. It’s also a good idea to use a step ladder to reach the ceiling poles.
Properly cleaning a polytunnel cover
Cleaning the cover of your polytunnel is an essential step to keep your plants healthy. The first step is to remove any dead foliage and plants. Once this is done, you can use a long handled brush to clean the sides of the structure. After cleaning, you should weed thoroughly and remove any debris. You should then prepare the area to receive plantings for the following season.
Polytunnels are important for growing plants because they allow better ventilation and air flow. These benefits make them a good choice for growing plants that prefer air flow. On the other hand, greenhouses are better suited for plants that like a higher humidity level. Loose polytunnel covers hinder air flow and can encourage molds and condensation, which can lead to leaf rot.