Snowizard

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    low animal-density aquaponics, polyculture. Commercial.
  1. If I had to buy LED greenhouse lighting today, I would probably look at Black Dog (blackdogled.com, or something close). But using lights is a couple years down the road, if extending or adding light is useful and cost effective for the situation. I do think that LEDs are the way to go if you have to add light energy, as opposed to just signaling daylight process in the plants, which the florescent lights can do fine. LED growlights would probably fit much better than standard lighting; you more of the frequencies plants can use than from the white LEDs. Maybe by then someone will get the sulfur plasma lights going again. Even though they are full-spectrum, not just PAR frequencies like the LED growlights, price of PAR light coverage could be substantially less, and less overall bulk in a greenhouse. They have to resolve maintenance issues; the ones so far have been based off microwave emitters, and the sulfur plasma is contained in a quartz crystal bulb that must be rotated constantly so it doesn't get too hot on one side.
  2. So you have flowers. If your plants are protected from weather and pollinators, are you pollinating them by other means?
  3. WP 20150729 08 10 12 Pro

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    East end from interior; imagine adjusting the brightness way up so the entire end shines brightly. Sola Wrap (the plastic I use) is pretty good at diffusing the light while letting 85% through. The greenhouse glows brightly inside, and shadows are very vague.
  4. WP 20150729 08 09 54 Pro

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    Interior view of side vent. No screen yet.
  5. WP 20150729 08 09 21 Pro

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    Looking straight up into open ridge vent, showing controls
  6. WP 20150729 08 08 52 Pro

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    View of ridge vent control; pulley with crank rod hanging in picture open all the top (ridge) vents.
  7. WP 20150729 08 07 43 Pro

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    Side vents with first part of controls installed.
  8. WP 20150729 08 07 10 Pro

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    East end in morning sun
  9. WP 20150729 08 06 48 Pro

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    North side from N.E. with morning sun
  10. WP 20150729 08 05 16 Pro

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    View from the driveway, with 6' hay between us
  11. WP 20150702 14 10 57 Pro

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    Side installation. Individual vents between truss supports.
  12. After roof replacement

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    First 100' section roofed in plastic; vent flaps and sides next.
  13. The new look

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    View from the end shows the new ridge vent and plastic being placed.
  14. Inside before

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    This is how it looks inside.