Best Greenhouse for Wind
Growing Dome® Known to Withstand
Hurricane Force Winds
Google best greenhouse for wind and you’ll find best practices and conventional wisdom for…
…protecting your greenhouse from wind.
You shouldn’t need to protect your greenhouse from the wind. I’ll tell you why.
Wind is great for some things.
Sailing, wind surfing, generating electricity with one of those high tech, tree shaped wind generators I wish was my patented design
It’s also great for certain photo opps.
However, let’s not get distracted by Marilyn.
Wind is great for some things…
…but it’s not so welcome when it hits broadside against a greenhouse.
Consider for a moment…
“An 80 mph wind can produce a pressure of 16 pounds per square foot (psf). For example, the 10′ by 100′ sidewall of a gutter-connected greenhouse would have to resist a 16,000 pound force.”- UMass Amherst
“I’ve seen high winds lift an entire greenhouse and dump it 3 plots away, the glass in shards and the frame looking like a giant has tied knots in it.”- Allotment and Garden
Growing food in a greenhouse protects your plants from wind. Outdoor gardening is challenging in windy areas.
Wind negatively affects plant growth by
burning and breaking leaves
stunting plants and leaving them lop-sided
snapping trunks and stems
lowers air temperature
damages flowers and fruits
and disrupts pollination
A safe and protected indoor space helps you successfully grow…
…especially if you live in a windy area.
It used to be there were windy areas. Now, more and more people tell us they live in a windy area. Places traditionally not thought of as windy.
Is wind becoming more severe? Is nature becoming more violent?
I don’t know for certain, but I do know greenhouses are supposed to be safe havens. Safe havens for our gardens.
We want to protect our gardens from undesirable outside influences – like wind, but end up worrying about the safety of our greenhouse.
Why a Growing Dome is the Best Greenhouse for Wind
With a Growing Dome, you don’t have to protect your greenhouse from the wind.
You can rest assured your garden is safe. You protect your plants without worrying about your greenhouse.
The Growing Dome is incredibly wind friendly. It doesn’t give the wind anything to resist.
It’s the difference between flow and impact.
Wind simply flows around a Growing Dome. Instead of wind impacting a large surface area – like the broadside of a rectangular greenhouse – it flows around the geodesic shape.
There are no large flat surfaces for the wind to push against.
A traditional greenhouse structure has a point of weakness that buckles under the strain of the wind.
A Growing Dome distributes stress evenly throughout all points of the structure.
The glass walls on a traditional greenhouse often go all the way to the ground. A solid foundation does not support the wall of glass.
A Growing Dome fastens to a foundation wall with an engineered anchoring system.
The foundation wall also serves as the exterior wall for the indoor grow beds. Grow beds filled with 4-10 tons of soil depending on the size of the beds.
When high winds impact the surface area of a traditional greenhouse, it wants to push the structure sideways. It will usually buckle at the structural point of weakness.
With a Growing Dome:
No large flat surface area.
No point of weakness. Stress distributes evenly across the structure.
The Dome securely anchors to a foundation wall, which holds tons of soil.
The foundation wall securely anchors to the ground.