Greenhouse in the Arctic.

MykNeffFebruary 26, 2013

I will be putting up a Riga greenhouse. It will be 14ft by 20ft. I will have a couple of Dwarf fruit trees as well as Veggies. My question since we have very little sunlight in the winter, actually for two months there will be no direct sunlight hitting the greenhouse. I create my own electricity, so power consumption is a major factor. Are LED lights my answer? I am planning on the 90w UFO. And would like to know if anyone out there knows how many I would need to supply enough light to use every square inch of space. Or does anyone out there have a better Idea?

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dowlinggram

Inuvik has a community greenhouse in the arctic. Your questions might be better put to them. You can contact them at the address below. Sorry if the e-mail does not come through as clickable.

Contact: Carrie Young
greenhouse@permafrost.com
Coordinator
Inuvik Community Greenhouse
Box 1544
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 6:47PM
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marklucas

You can refer to the cross-country arctic greenhouses. These are covered with 16mm polycarbonate. It helps the grower with their superior heat retention, light diffusion and strength. You can maintain the required heat in your greenhouse in northern climate.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 5:16AM
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markcogwell

Unbelievable. How can you grow your plants in low temperature. I think you faced lots of problem for growing plants and you should go with high Voltage LED light.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 9:11AM
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