Now that your greenhouse construction project is over, you are excited to start your gardening plans. All, this time, you were busy with those nuts and bolts as well as cheap greenhouse kits for greenhouse staging. Now is the time you can think of those tropical plants, perennial cuttings and winter tomatoes you would grow.
What is Greenhouse staging?
Greenhouse staging is debatably one of the most significant factors of your greenhouse, and after the structure itself. Without somewhere to place your plants, you might as well be completely lost. You can certainly place them on the ground, but it can get difficult to manage them and protect them from pests, the soil temperature and control diseases. Let’s talk shelving when it comes to greenhouse staging.
Staging basics of a Greenhouse
There are choices to make when it comes to greenhouse staging. The shelving heights, the material used and their finishes can have an enormous impact on the look for the greenhouse as well as what you can grow. How much maintenance you need to do will depend on the kind of arrangement you have done in the greenhouse. You can make use of a series of offset potting bench or make use of shelving kit.
Many greenhouse growers often do not give much thought to the staging of a greenhouse. Before you plant your first pot, spend some time thinking about your greenhouse. Choosing the shelving can meet you basic needs of staging. For example, the kind and the size of plants you plant to grow can influence the heights of your shelves. Thus, one should have a good idea on how much space to allocate for each plant. Moreover, the type of exposure required by the plants will impact the shelving systems and the greenhouse staging.
The taller shelving systems can be bad for sun loving plants as the plants on the upper levels will shade those below. The exposed surface area should be balanced by hanging artificial lights. Maximize the usable greenhouse staging space for the best results. Some plants are sturdier than others naturally while others are disease-prone. Those who are more prone to fungal and bacterial disease need better ventilation which would require better drainage as well as dryer roots for healthier plants.
The materials for Shelving
You can purchase any type of material for shelving for greenhouse staging and divide into three groups such as wood, such as wood, powder-coated metal and plastic.
Each of these materials is easily manageable and serviceable. There is no one material that is superior all around and each has its pros and cons. For example, the Plastics can be designed for excellent drainage and are easy to clean. Powder-coated metal is best to design mesh-like shelves that allow lots of airflow and drainage. Unfinished wooden shelves can be a mistake as these have a tendency to warp and rot. Choose rot-resistant woods for greenhouse staging and give them a glossy paint to protect them from moisture.