Recently, we have received quite a few questions and concerns from potential customers about our high tunnel products. Therefore, we decided to share the questions and answers that you might be interested in.
Question 1: How do I acquire a price list for greenhouses?
Answer: It’s fairly simple to get a quotation from us. All you need to do is submitted an inquiry through our inquiry form which you could see at the bottom of the website or click here. To better help you, please fill in useful information like your budget, land size, climate, and etc. You will get your quotation within a business day.
Question 2: How does a high tunnel affect harvest?
Answer: Most crops grown within a high tunnel are harvested at least a month earlier.
Question 3: Which crops are typically grown within a high tunnel?
Answer: Any crop which you have a market for will benefit from high tunnel production. Specifically, crops that have a premium for earliness such as tomatoes, peppers, berries or salad greens are well-suited for high tunnel production. I recommend growers choose crops with high yield potential and high value per unit. Tomatoes and salad greens are the top 2 vegetables grown in high tunnels.
Question 4: How many crops can be produced within a high tunnel per year?
Answer: At least 3 cropping cycles are realistic for high tunnels. Two warm seasons and one cool-season crop within a 12 month period is feasible with the use of high tunnels. With intercropping (the growing of 2 or more crops simultaneously), the combination of crops is almost infinite.
Question 5: What is the typical size for a commercial high tunnel?
Answer: High tunnels used for growing horticulture crops commercially are typically 20-30 ft wide and 100-200 ft in length with a height of 9-17 ft in the center. Larger size high tunnels retain heat longer through the night and provide a more even growing environment. Therefore, in short, the larger the better.
Question 6: Should you get heating system in the greenhouse?
Answer: High tunnels should be designed and managed as passively vented and naturally heated structures. However, supplemental heat can be used to protect the crops from lethal freezes. Most severe freeze events are limited. Using non-fossil fuel-based heating methods such as thermal blankets, row covers, water bags will protect crops from lethal freezes.