SOLEXX GREENHOUSE LAYOUT
by Bruce Warren
(Brookings, OR USA)
I am just completing the assembly of a SOLEXX OASIS 8'W X 12'L greenhouse. Physically the greenhouse has one shelf, about knee high across the back. Each side, left and right, has 2 shelves each. One lower and one higher. I'm setting this greenhouse up for hydroponic growing, Dutch Bucket style. Each set of shelves will have it's own reservoir for nutrient with tubing to and from each bucket (plant). In my head, I've pretty much dedicated the back shelf to tomatoes and cucumbers. I can run trellising from the plant to the roof.
It's the other shelves, what would be the suggested layout for plants, which are; bell peppers, lettuce, strawberries, broccoli, radish, egg plant, spinach, snow peas, yellow onions, green onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, cauliflower, squash, zucchini, green beans, carrots, and asparagus?
As I am very new at this, I don't even know which plants grow up and which grow out, bushy. I'm thinking that the top shelves, on both sides of the greenhouse, could be for tall growing plants as I can run trellising or strings to the roof. The lower shelves, on both sides then could be for lower, bushy type plants. Please advise.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter. I look forward to your reply.