Return to the Growing under Lights Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Greenhouse in the Arctic.

Posted by MykNeff Alaska (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 26, 13 at 2:45

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?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Greenhouse in the Arctic.

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


 o
RE: Greenhouse in the Arctic.

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.


 o
RE: Greenhouse in the Arctic.

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Growing under Lights Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here