The development of crops under cover must be planned so that each available space results in a harvest. Greenhouses offer a limited cultivable surface , although some can be enlarged thanks to their modular system. A number of plants will find their place in such a structure. If they are cared for, each of them will generate more than in an open field production. When planning the cultivation site, growth rate, space needed to grow (spacing between rows asnd lines), and locations that will be made available need to be taken into account.
Development of crops in a garden tunnel
Sowing radish in the greenhouse is a good example of planning. These are good first spring vegetables given their low requirements and their resistance to low temperatures. Turnips in their immediate vicinity will also be ready for harvest within two months. Such a site can be quickly organized. One needs to pay attention to space requirements, both above and below ground. Carrots require a spacing of 3 or 4 cm. Brussels sprout are planted within 1 m from their nearest neighbor. Although they occupy a lot of space, they can resist cold conditions. Yield in a greenhouse with little space is a significant subject.
Plants in a greenhouse
In terms of production, it is wise to cultivate varieties requiring a specific microclimate. Plants that can withstand the outdoor environment should be planted near the polytunnel. In addition to the cultivation of thermophilic varieties, exotic vegetables and fruits, which are difficult to find or expensive, can be part of the garden tunnel. A greenhouse can be used for growing artichokes, chicory, mizuna, okra, fennel or eggplant, etc. These are just a few examples. These goods will not have to travel hundreds of kilometers. Gardeners will have the guarantee that what lands on their plates is organic and healthy.
Ecological cultivation in a polytunnel
Climate change is becoming more obvious. People now try to limit their influence on the environment, sorting waste, following a zero waste policy and growing food in their garden. Having your own vegetable garden has become a hobby that is both healthy and fashionable, as well as bringing many benefits. Both outdoor activity and care of vegetables, fruits and herbs are an opportunity to burn a lot of calories. Surrounded by greenery, it is easier to relax after the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And above all, resulting harvests from the plot are of better quality than those goods bought in stores.