Seedlings of many crops can be grown in the greenhouse, as well as vegetables, fruits and flowers. The microclimate inside the greenhouse is different from the external environment, which has a positive effect on germination, strengthening the root system and plant growth. To date, the shape of the greenhouse can be varied. Much will depend on this criterion, therefore it is worth considering the most popular ones. One of those is considered a pyramid. Unlike other designs, it has a large number of advantages. The pyramidal greenhouse is very compact, for which it received great popularity. In the article we will tell you how to build a pyramid greenhouse with your own hands.
The greenhouse got its name due to its similarity with the Egyptian pyramids. Thanks to this design, a special geomagnetic field is created inside. Crops that are grown in such greenhouses, are considered more useful because they carry a special energy. Plant growth and fruit ripening are slightly above average. Tastes also have a richer taste. A pyramidal structure will positively affect all the buildings that are around it.
In addition, you can list other benefits:
Experts note that inside such a greenhouse, plants, animals, and even people feel several times better and more comfortable. There is a surge of vital energy.
For the convenience of placing crops, several tiers are involved at once: high plants directly into the ground, low-growing plants on the equipped shelves and racks.
Today the market for cladding materials is presented in a large assortment. Among the most common are:
The first and second options are not the best materials, since undesirable difficulties can arise when working with them. That is why experienced gardeners prefer the latter two materials. Each of them has its own characteristics and advantages, so it is worth studying them carefully before making the final choice. The list of positive characteristics of the air bubble film includes:
Among these characteristics it is worth noting the presence of one drawback. Over time, the material stretches and sags.
The cost of polycarbonate coating will be higher, and the installation process is somewhat more complicated, but the greenhouse will have more advantages:
Modern cellular polycarbonate is a material that belongs to the plastic group. Used as a heat insulator or decorative coating. High flexibility allows the material to be bent without preheating.
If you do not know how to make a greenhouse in the form of a pyramid, it will be sufficient to familiarize yourself with the following information. First of all, all calculations are made, namely:
So, if the height of the structure is 3.5 m (the optimal indicator), then the base side will be 5.45 m. All sides must be the same, since the foundation will have a square shape. If the greenhouse settles in the same place every year, then it is worth pouring a strip foundation under it. The depth should not exceed 30 cm. The formwork is arranged, a cushion of rubble or sand is laid. For reliability, a waterproofing layer is laid.
When setting up the foundation, it must be remembered that the construction of the pyramid should be oriented strictly along the North-South axis. Otherwise, the features of the form will be lost.
As long as the foundation freezes, and it takes about 7 days, you can engage in the base of the greenhouse - frames. In most cases, for the arrangement of the frame is used wood. To do this, suitable timber. The size of the cross section will depend on the area of the pyramid-shaped greenhouse. It is quite simple to calculate the height of the base: it is necessary to take 1/3 of the height of the greenhouse (in our case, the base will be 1.16 m.).
The frame is made according to a pre-drawn drawing or diagram. This will avoid mistakes and miscalculations. The connection of all elements of the lumber can be done using screws or simple nails. There should be a total of 3 frames.
After the foundation is completely dry, the installation of the framework can begin. All frames are mounted alternately. On the side where the frame is missing, the entrance to the greenhouse will settle, so the shape is different. Before proceeding to this stage, you need to install the edges of the pyramid itself:
In order to install the framework suitable for growing plants, it is necessary to include vertical walls in the construction. After complete construction of the structure, it is necessary to process the tree with protective agents or paint it with paint.
To maintain a good microclimate at all times need to create ventilation. In the case of a greenhouse in the shape of a pyramid, you can install multiple windows. Their number, shape and size are determined depending on the total size of the greenhouse.
In most cases, two window frames are assembled in the form of a square or a rectangle. They are installed on the sides of the entrance to the greenhouse. This allows for improved air circulation. In fact, in most cases, it is enough to equip only one large window. Through it will pass the required amount of air to maintain the microclimate inside the greenhouse.
Due to its unusual shape, the air inside the structure will circulate several times better, unlike other types of greenhouses.
After installing the ventilation windows on the loops, you can proceed to fixing all parts of the pyramid. Self-tapping screws or long nails are also used for this.Mounted door jamb. To open the window using a special lever. It can be made from any solid reinforcement or metal rod.
When the frame is fully prepared and treated with protective agents, you can proceed to the cladding. The technology will depend on the material selected. If we are talking about cellular polycarbonate, then during its installation it is necessary to use a U-shaped profile. This will avoid the formation of cracks.
The most advantageous side for arranging greenhouse entry is the northern side.
At the end of the article it is worth noting a few more points. Gardeners believe that cucumber and radishes grow best in pyramid-shaped greenhouses. To mount it yourself, just look at the site for the necessary materials for the frame. Most often, after the repair and construction work lumber remains, which will be enough. It remains to purchase material for plating and start growing different crops.
From this video you will learn about the advantages of pyramidal greenhouses, their features, as well as the method of installation: