Preparing for the cold: How to winterize a greenhouse

With the winter months fast approaching, every grower knows that now is the time to prepare their greenhouses for the onslaught of winter weather and cold temperatures. It is important for growers to winterize their greenhouse, so their grow can thrive even during the coldest winter months.

Winterization mainly consists of preventative measures to ensure a smooth transition into the colder months for an operation, so it is advised that growers begin this process in the fall. Starting winterization when temperatures have already gotten colder, or worse yet, not winterizing at all, can have detrimental effects on a grow.

Preparation is essential for a grow to flourish during the winter. Many steps can be taken to prepare a greenhouse for the winter, including cleaning the greenhouse from top to bottom, testing systems’ functionality and ensuring a greenhouse is properly heated and insulated. These are all vital aspects of an operation that need to be properly tested and prepared well before winter begins and temperatures start to drop. By doing this, growers will ensure their operation can combat the winter and keep their grow thriving.

Read more at GrowSpan (Janine Coppola)

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