Horse manure mixed with sawdust - the best biofuel for a greenhouse

There are ways to save heat and soil heating in a greenhouse that do not require high costs for polycarbonate constructions.

Almost every gardener who has installed a greenhouse for growing early vegetables on his plot is thinking about how to insulate the greenhouse. There are several ways to heat such constructions, 3 main ones can be distinguished: technical, solar and biological.

The technical method is the most time-consuming and requires more material costs than other insulation options.

Gardeners and farmers think about the solar heating method during the installation period, trying to choose the best location for the greenhouse. The shaded sides are covered with less transparent material.

The technical method is the most time-consuming and requires more costs than other insulation options.

The most ancient and time-tested method of heating greenhouses is biological. It is based on the fact that during the period of decay biological materials (manure, plant products) emit a large amount of heat. For example, horse manure is able to warm up in 7-10 days to 70 ° C. This temperature can last indoors for up to 3 months. Very often, gardeners use straw, sawdust, tree bark, and even household waste as biofuel.

greenhouse heating

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Cut the straw into small pieces, put it in layers, pave these layers with lime-ammonium nitrate and superphosphate in a ratio of 10:2:0.3 kg. Ready “pillow” must be poured with hot water and sealed. Garden soil is laid out on top of biofuels, its height should be at least 30 cm.

Biofuels are considered the simplest and easiest way to heat greenhouses for a private household.