Why YOU Should Build a Greenhouse – [Building a Greenhouse: Part 1]

Want to grow more? Build a greenhouse!

Greenhouses are a great way to create a controlled growing environment that will help increase productivity while also extending growing periods. This is the first post/video documenting Bright Agrotech’s greenhouse build.

Why use a greenhouse?

Building (or buying) a greenhouse makes sense for folks growing their own food, flowers or other plants. A few of these reasons include:

  • Providing shelter for your crops to protect them from hail, snow, high winds, or even over-saturation (too much rain – yes there is such a thing!)
  • Better control over pests and pest management (this includes those pesky rodents, too.)
  • Extending the growing season up to a few months or even enabling 12-month production.
  • Closer control over other growing variables which leads to greater yields and more efficient production.

As you can see, the benefits of building or buying a greenhouse for your farming operation or gardening hobby make A LOT of sense!

Hoop houses may be the right choice for you

We’re partial to hoop houses or “high tunnels” because they’re:

  • Inexpensive
  •  Easy to build
  •  Simple to modify
  •  Easy to heat

How do I get started?

So you’ve decided to start your own greenhouse (yay!); but you have absolutely no idea how to start.  Fear not! You can find just about every answer to your greenhouse-related questions, complete with how-to videos and shopping lists here. And if you need further guidance on your path to high tunnel destiny, reach out to us directly at [email protected].

Greenhouses at Bright Agrotech

Greenhouses play a big part of our vertical farming operation on the high plains of Laramie, WY.
We built a new greenhouse in 2013 and we’ve made a few videos on the essential steps in the build process.
Here’s part one! (Please feel free to ask questions or leave a comment!)

What if I don’t know how to run a farm yet?

We’re dedicated to your success. That’s why we created a training program that gives you the knowledge and help you need to run a successful farm!

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