Our Unique Greenhouse Design
The greenhouse design of our Growing
Dome, the most energy efficient greenhouse kit, creates a private garden
for indoor gardening year round.
The design creates a unique indoor
growing environment for organic gardening. A greenhouse designed for
both tropical and hardy plants. A geodesic dome greenhouse garden
structure, from polycarbonate glazing, suitable for indoor gardening,
and year round organic gardening.
Produce doesn't get any more local than this!
The unique greenhouse design combination of these seven
features makes the Growing Dome® the most advanced greenhouse
kit design in the world
1. High Quality Glazing
- The high quality POLYCARBONATE GLAZING is a clear, rigid translucent
covering that allows 65% to 85% light transmission. It resists breakdown
by ultraviolet light and harsh weather impacts, like hail. Life expectancy
is over 20 years and both glazing densities come with a 10 year warranty
by the manufacturer against yellowing and hail damage. You and your plants
will love the soft diffused light inside!
The 8mm double wall glazing STANDARD carries an R value of 1.8, whereas
the 16mm 5 wall or PREMIUM glazing is rated R 3.2 and is recommended
for domes above 7000 feet altitude.
2. North Wall Insulation
- This helps keep the Dome cozy during the long winter nights and reflects
light evenly onto the plants for maximum growth. Provides shade in the
summer and in combination with the water tank, helps prevent overheating,
a unique greenhouse design feature.
3. Automatic Opening Window Vents
- Solar powered actuators open the upper and lower vents at a preset temperature.
Hot air escapes from the top of the Dome, creating a "chimney" effect,
drawing in cold air through the lower vents, which prevents overheating.
The window vents close automatically, freeing you to go on vacation without
worry. The larger domes have solar powered or 110V cooling fans that are
4. Water Tank
- This unusual greenhouse design feature, a large water tank acts as the
"Power Pack" of the Dome. The water mass keeps the Dome warm in the winter
and cool in the summer creating optimum environment for year 'round growth.
Can be used as a beautiful space for aquatic plants and for growing fish.
5. Undersoil Heating System
- A solar panel produces electricity to power a fan which blows hot air
through pipes buried in the raised soil beds. Every day when the sun shines,
your soil is being heated. It also helps coll the greenhouse in the summer.
This is a unique greenhouse design feature that makes year 'round growing
a reality. Raised bed gardening is simple and easy on the back!
6. Insulated Foundation Wall
- The Dome sits on a foundation wall which raises the Dome up above the
snow. This wall is insulated to prevent the soil in the growing beds from
freezing.The wall is lined with sheet metal on the inside and has a bottom
plate of pressure treated lumber for added longevity. Redwood or recycled
plastic lumber options are available, also a termite proof wall.
7. Perimeter Insulation
- Prevents frost from penetrating under the wall of the Dome. The entire
soil mass maintains an even temperature, despite outside fluctuations.
Most greenhouse designs omit this invaluable feature.
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