This is the year you have decided to build a greenhouse. You have done your research homework and you have a pretty good idea of what you want in your DIY greenhouse. Do you have the finances or the budget to complete it?
The greenhouse is essentially a framework covered in glass or plastic to allow appropriate lighting to help nurture young plants in a controlled environment opticlimate. Reviewing your finances or your budget will help to determine if you are going to use pressure treated wood or cedar wood, foundation and other construction materials which are needed to complete the project.
Place your greenhouse where there is no possible interruption from baseballs, golf balls, falling tree limbs and other hazards. Also consider severe weather damage possibilities of tornadoes, hurricanes, strong winds, snow blizzards, hail and ice storms. Glass breaks into deadly pieces and plastic cracks or tears. All would need replacing if damaged.
The greenhouse is a functional tool providing the correct amount of lighting, moisture, humidity and warmth for propagating seeds and nurturing young or specialty plants into healthy growth. It is a year round growing and fearless environment for a safe plant haven.
There are many styles and plans for building a DIY greenhouse as you have come to realize from your research. Have you decided on a free standing structure or on a lean-to greenhouse?
There are many plans available for free standing and lean-to greenhouses. Your green house can be as large or as small as you wish. It can be elaborate or it can be simple in design according to your needs. The interior will be filled with shelving, work bench, water supply, and other utility necessities needed for the plants you are nurturing.
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is generated from the use of nitrogen-based fertilizers in agriculture as well as the use of catalytic converters in cars. N2O is also released organically from oceans. It has a long biological lifetime of 120 years in the Earth’s atmosphere and is 300 times more potent at trapping heat in the atmosphere; making it one of the most dangerous gases for global warming.
Greenhouse gases have damaging effects around the world, as they produce climate change, heavy rainstorms, sea level rise, dessert expansion and destructive effects on the ecology. Due to climate change, islands have disappeared and people living in coastal areas have been forced to relocate. It has also brought the death of over 100,000 people a year due to heat waves and droughts around the world.
Water vapor is a natural occurring greenhouse gas that is responsible for most of the global warming effects on the planet. Since water droplets are dense, they prevent heat from escaping the planet, and create the same heat trapping effect that the other gases produce. The warmer the planet gets, the more water vapor is produced. And this is the reason why it is very important to limit the production other greenhouse gases to diminish the natural formation of water vapor as a greenhouse gas.