Tips for Managing a Nursery Greenhouse
When you have a nursery greenhouse to manage, there are a lot of things to keep in mind and to stay in control of. Much of the success or failure of your crops will depend on how well you manage your greenhouse and what you do with it and in it. Here are some tips for managing a good nursery greenhouse that is successful and profitable:
Mind the Airflow- the air is important to plants, even more so to those grown in an indoor environment like a greenhouse. Without good air flow, plants can have problems with mold and mildew. If the air gets too stagnant, the plants will begin to rot and die.
Watch the Temperature- greenhouses by design are meant to be warmer than the outdoors, which is why they can be used to grow plants out of season in colder months. This also means they can get too hot in the summer and must be vented and cooled to protect the plants.
Control the Humidity- moisture in the air is known as humidity and outside in nature more is often good because there are many factors that dry out the air. This is not the case in a greenhouse setting and too much humidity will cause problems with air flow and temperature as well.
Rotate Your Crops- whether you are growing a single type of plant or several, you need to practice crop planting rotation. This means planting some of your crop then waiting a few weeks and planting more and so on. This way you don’t have too many maturing all at once and can take care of every plant better.
Nursery greenhouse production is big business and it is important to know how to make the most of your greenhouse set up. Call us today at Atlas Greenhouse and let us help you with any questions you may have!