Just a quick reminder that you are still able to order the self sufficiency packages after May 31st (and any of our structures!) But it will be later delivery. As an example, when you order in June, it will likely be October delivery.
Please contact the office for specific pricing and delivery times. That is the most reliable way to stay up to date and accurate during these rapidly changing times
We are incredibly grateful to everyone for planning ahead, and for your patience. We love working with you on your projects and are grateful we have been able to continue that throughout the last three decades. Cheers to growing & more in 2021!
Considerations for determining optimum location for growing, air flow, snow shedding and ground moisture
The first bit of advice we share when asked that question is “Do not put a greenhouse in a place that is not good for anything else”.
You need to pick the best spot to accomplish the goals for your greenhouse. Any of the reasons why this spot would be less than desirable, will come back to haunt you.
This is particularly true when it comes to ground water. If a particular piece of land is always moist or has a very high water table, moisture will be an ongoing problem. A greenhouse will trap and exaggerate excess moisture and become a very unhealthy spot for plants.
If the soil is sub-standard or undesirable where you put the greenhouse, you will be putting extra effort into bringing the soil up to standard.
Proper consideration needs to given to shading on the property. Plants grow in direct proportion to the amount of daily light they receive. Really analyze where and when shade happens. Vegetables and flowers need sun.
A greenhouse needs to be level from side to side so shed snow uniformly. With uneven snow load on a building, it will surprise you how little snow can be a problem.
Excavation to level a site is usually expensive and messes with the make up of the soil. There are ways to build up the low side if that becomes necessary for the location of your choice. Some end to end slope is not a problem structurally.
It is generally acknowledged that a north/south orientation will pick up the sunlight better but this is not a serious consideration unless you are into production crops.
If your prevailing winds are constantly hitting the side of the structure, there will be a sideways push which is good to avoid. This orientation will also encourage uneven snow loading. Ventilation is typically easier if the prevailing wind hits the end of the building.
Since the chances of having the “perfect” location, is not likely, it is important to evaluate all of the angles. Some of the undesirable points can be worked around better than others.
By doing a thorough assessment and then prioritizing, you will be able to come up with the closest to perfect that is practical. You will also have an idea beforehand on what needs to be done sooner than later.
Here is to happy planning and planting.
We hope you find value in this series of posts, helping you prepare for your new growing adventure! Reminder that the deadline is May 31st for Fall Delivery. We look forward to working with you for your projects!
As an interest in growing our own food and being more self sufficient becomes an important value in today’s society, Multi Shelter Solutions wants to offer a solution to those new to growing: something simple, practical and easy to get started
~ Slightly higher ~ Snow Resistant ~ Not high enough for Wind Impact ~
STEPS FOR CHOICE
Choose Your Size
Choose Your Cover Option
Choose Any Add On Value Option
Place Your Order
Please see the download package for full details on all these steps
Single: 10′ x 9′ x 8’8″ Double: 14′ x 24′ x 9’7″ Family: 18′ x 30′ x 10’6″
Please note, these packages are different from our MADE TO ORDER STRUCTURE KITS, as these are meant to speed up quoting and ordering, and as such are not able to be modified to be eligible for the special package pricing for these units. They do NOT have engineered drawings available and are sold for customer assembly.
2. COVER OPTIONS
Basic: Season Extender, Single Plastic Deluxe: Year Round, double plastic, roll up sides, inflator fan
3. ADD ON VALUE OPTIONS
BaseOption: Includes pressure treated 4x4s with t-post anchors and fasteners Vertical Growing Option: Added Roll up Pipe for hanging baskets Movable Option: Added Skis for versatile growing locations Ventilation Option: Added Exhaust Fan, Motorized Louvres and Thermostat
4. CONTACT US FOR QUESTIONS & ORDERING
1-866-838-6729 multisheltersolutions @ gmail (dot) com
click to download below slide show in a printable pdf
In the following weeks, we will be sharing some articles to help you learn more about growing and considerations for your greenhouse purchase. You can subscribe to have them delivered to your inbox, or you can also click the links below to view them right away.
In the first session of Coffee Time with Norm, Norm answers Nathan Morrison’s question from Maple Grove Nursery and shares tips for installing a cover as well as growing in a greenhouse over winter
1:40 where is the end plastic attached to the end hoop?
Is it the same wirelock channel that I use for the top cover?
If so, how do I go about attaching the bottom of end wall plastic section where the roll up sides are located? (as there won’t be any wire lock down the bottom)
3:00 Norm discusses tips for installing the cover more efficiently on a greenhouse
22:40 Norm discusses growing in a greenhouse over winter and key things to keep in mind and plan for
37:00 We thank you for joining us and invite you to stay tuned for a special announcement about Self Sustainability and Our Greenhouses, coming soon!
The YouTube video mentioned in the video can be found here:
YouTube video “installing multiple covers into one wireless channel”
We created Coffee Time with Norm as a way to connect to everyone, regardless of which coast you live on. We aren’t able to attend trade shows this year, so this is our way of still being able to touch base face to face with customers, new and old. It will be a weekly feature, every Wednesday at 9am EST, with recordings posted on social media afterward for anyone who can’t attend live. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will address them on the next zoom call.
Please note this is a time for connection, brainstorming solutions to your challenges, learning some information about structures and other questions. If you have a question about an order, or would like a quote, please contact the office separately and we would be happy to help you.
We are excited to have you join us for this new event and we look forward to your questions!