Greenhouse "Snowdrop": features, dimensions and assembly rules
Heat-loving garden plants develop poorly in temperate climates. Fruits ripen later, the harvest does not please gardeners. The lack of heat is bad for most vegetables. The way out of this situation is the installation of a greenhouse, which can easily be done independently.
One of the best options, according to summer residents, is the hotbed “Snowdrop”, which is produced by the domestic enterprise “BashAgroPlast”.
Features: pros and cons
The brand’s snowdrop is a sought-after greenhouse that has earned a lot of positive feedback.Its main feature and difference from the greenhouse is mobility. This construction is easy and quick to install. For the winter it can be assembled, if necessary, it is easy to transport to another place. When folded, the product takes up little space and retracts into the bag package.
Agrofibre acts as a covering material for a greenhouse. It withstands heavy loads, its service life is at least 5 years subject to the rules of use. Even a strong wind will not damage the cover. Agrofibre is a breathable material that keeps inside a special microclimate needed by plants. Humidity inside such a greenhouse is not more than 75%, which prevents the development of various diseases.
By purchasing a greenhouse "Snowdrop", you get in a set of frame arc, covering material, legs and clips for fixing nonwoven fabric. The advantages of the design are its characteristics. Due to the arched design space is used with maximum efficiency. Greenhouse can easily be transported in a car.
Sell it in a complete set, you do not have to separately purchase additional items for its installation. The assembly takes only half an hour.It opens from the side, for ventilation, you can raise the covering material to the high part of the arches. Access to plants is from different sides. "Snowdrop" can be operated in the greenhouse for additional protection of beds or seedlings. If necessary, structural elements can be purchased separately (the brand provides for the presence of individual components).
But gardeners have noticed several drawbacks of such greenhouses. Strong gusts of wind, according to their opinions, the design does not stand. Plastic pegs for fastening to the ground are too short, so they often break. If the strength of the structure is important to you, then choose the best model "Agronomist". In general, the snowdrop greenhouse is great for novice gardeners who want to increase their yield with minimal costs.
Description of construction
Despite the fact that the construction of the greenhouse is extremely simple, it does not greatly affect the strength and reliability. "Snowdrop" can be a great addition to the greenhouse. The design includes plastic arches with a diameter of 20 mm and spunbond (non-woven material, which is used to cover plants during their growth).It has low weight and environmental friendliness, accelerates the growth of crops, makes the garden a fruitful and protects plants from the negative influence of the environment. The undeniable advantage of a spunbond is the fact that it dries quickly even after heavy rain.
Greenhouse "Snowdrop" of the trade mark "BashAgroPlast" instead of the doors has a convertible top. In some models, covering material is removed from the butt and sides. After use spandbond can be washed in a washing machine.
Today this greenhouse has become more popular than the greenhouse. This is a compact design, the height of which does not exceed 1 meter, so it can be mounted on areas with a lack of space.
In the greenhouse, the heating process is carried out as a result of solar energy. There is no door in the design; you can get inside by lifting the covering material from the end or side. For the production of these greenhouses used cellular polycarbonate and polyethylene. Greenhouse "Snowdrop" helps gardeners to get the yield in the shortest possible time. It is convenient and comfortable for plants. Use allows you to grow high vegetable crops.
Included model "Snowdrop" provides all the necessary details. If suddenly for some reason the buyer lost them or the arcs broke, you can buy them without worrying that they will not work. The same applies to the loss of clips and legs for greenhouse arcs. The design allows the replacement of components, which makes it more convenient and prolongs the life.
The greenhouse plant construction is designed for the shelter of 2 - 3 beds, so its width is 1.2 meters. The length of the frame depends on the number of arcs included in the set and can reach 4 6 or 8 m. The height of the structure is 1 m, but this is quite enough for watering and weeding the seedling. The weight of a mini greenhouse depends on its size.
For example, a microhouse with a length of 4 meters will weigh only 2.5 kg. The model, whose length reaches 6 meters, will be heavier (about 3 kg). The mass of the longest greenhouse (8 m) is 3.5 kg. The low weight of the construction adds to its advantages.
What can be grown?
Greenhouse "Snowdrop" is used for growing seedlings before planting it in open soil or greenhouse. It is great for cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes.
Gardeners also set it to grow crops such as:
- onion and garlic;
- low growing plants;
- vegetables that are pollinated.
Often the greenhouse "Snowdrop" is used for growing seedlings of flowers. However, experienced gardeners are not advised to plant plants of different cultures in the same greenhouse.
Where to put?
Choose a site for the greenhouse "Snowdrop" should be even in the autumn, because in advance it is necessary to fertilize the beds and lay them in the humus.
In order for a structure to take its “own” place, the following conditions must be considered:
- on the site should get the sun's rays;
- should be protected from strong gusts of wind;
- humidity levels must not be exceeded;
- availability of access to the structure (the greenhouse must be installed so that it is approached from all sides).
When you have chosen a place, clear the area of weeds and carefully level it. Across the site must lay a humus. To do this, dig a hole about 30 cm deep, pour in fertilizer, level and cover with earth.
Installing a greenhouse will take you little time, even if you are the first time faced with a similar task.
Build your own hands
Installation of the snowdrop snowdrop is simple. Producers have thought over everything to the smallest details so that gardeners could install the structure on their site as quickly as possible and without obstacles.
Self-assembly of a greenhouse is carried out on the basis of a simple instruction:
- Gently open the package and remove the pegs and clips.
- Insert the pegs in the arc.
- Stakes set in the ground. It is not recommended to discard the packaging: in the winter, it will be possible to store the structure in it.
- Secure the arc and stretch the covering material. Arcs must be installed at the same distance.
- Secure the ends. To do this, pull off the cord, push the loop into the peg, stretch it and fix it at an angle to the ground.
- Covering material at the end for increased reliability can be fixed with bricks or heavy stones.
- Cover covering material with clips on arcs.
The end edges of the covering material, knotted, it is better to press to the ground at an angle. Due to this, additional tension of the cover on the whole frame will be achieved. On the one hand, the material is pressed onto the ground with a load, and on the other, the web is fixed with clips. From there, the entrance to the structure will be made.
Greenhouse "Snowdrop" can be homemade. It is installed by hand without the help of specialists. To do this, choose a plastic pipe of suitable dimensions.
Using a jigsaw, cut them into equal pieces. Covering material must first be stitched, leaving pockets for pipes. The pegs can be made of wood, after which the material is fixed with clips, which can be used as clothespins.
There are several rules for the use of greenhouses, compliance with which can extend the life of the structure.
Improper use of a greenhouse can damage it.
- In winter, the greenhouse must be collected and folded in its original packaging, it is best to store in a dry place. Temperature does not matter, as a durable coating can withstand absolutely any conditions.
- Every year, the agrofibre has to be washed by hand or in a washing machine (it does not matter: this does not degrade the characteristics of the material).
- For fixing the cover only clips are used.
- Carefully operate the covering material so as not to damage it.
- Before installation, not only level, but also fertilize the soil.
- Do not plant plants that can pollinate each other. If this is not avoided, then a partition should be installed between them.
- In one design, do not grow tomatoes and cucumbers: these plants need different conditions. Cucumbers need moisture, and tomatoes need dry conditions. In addition, tomatoes do not tolerate elevated temperature.
- An excellent choice for growing in the design are vegetables that are pollinated. If you plan to plant standard varieties, then you need to arrange additional pollination.
The rules are extremely simple, do not require much effort. Despite the small weight, the construction of the greenhouse "Snowdrop" is voluminous and has a large sail area.
Despite the fact that the greenhouse is reliable, and the owners are convinced that he is not afraid of a strong wind, it is better to be safe. For this covering material strongly pressed to the ground. In areas where strong gusts of wind are often observed, vertical metal posts are also mounted on the ends, to which the frame is tied.
Greenhouse "Snowdrop" has a huge amount of positive feedback. Buyers were pleased with the result.The owners claim that this design has a high level of reliability and is well suited for regions with moderate climatic conditions. At the end of the arc greenhouse there are pegs that are easy to fix in the ground, after which the greenhouse can resist even strong wind. To cover the material did not fly away, on the design there are plastic clips. According to gardeners, the design is resistant to deformation. During the entire period of operation, it does not change shape.
Buyers note that polyethylene film of different thickness is used as a covering material, which affects the characteristics.
- The lowest density - 30g / m, designed for temperatures of at least -2 degrees, resistant to ultraviolet rays.
- The average is 50 g / m. The owners say that this greenhouse can be used even in the autumn and warm winter (at temperatures up to -5 degrees).
- High density - 60 g / m. It can be safely used even in winter; it will protect crops from severe frosts.
Reviews of the Snowdrop model depend on what kind of covering material is used, it can be spandbond or film.The first passes moisture and provides plants with oxygen. The material creates a shade, so that the leaves are protected from burns. But the owners are unhappy that this material saves heat poorly and serves only 3 years.
The film perfectly retains heat and optimum moisture levels, creating a greenhouse effect. But this coverage is not more than two years.
"Snowdrop" can be used to temper young seedlings, the design will keep the heat inside without overheating the culture. To buy or not the greenhouse "Snowdrop", everyone decides for himself. But a lot of positive reviews persuade many gardeners to purchase this design, which they do not regret. For the territory of a small area such a greenhouse will be the best choice. It is worth paying attention to the affordable cost of construction. Her purchase is affordable for everyone who wants a summer resident. This model ideally combines an affordable price and high quality.
In this video you will find a review and assembly of the greenhouse "Snowdrop".