Greenhouse Size and dimensions (the perfect size for your needs)
What is the ideal greenhouse Size? Do you have some garden space that you would like to utilize for some crops or do you have some backyard space that appears to be too small for the greenhouses you are used to seeing in commercial farms?
Worry no more because no matter the size of your crop space, whether it is limited space or you have many acres of greenhouse space, greenhouses come in all sizes and shapes all with one functional aim; to provide additional climate control to enable the gardener to attain the ideal climate for growing any variety of tender plants, winter crops, tropical plants, or any greenhouse crop since there is no limit to the plant diversity one can grow in a greenhouse.
From the mini-greenhouses called cold frames to the medium greenhouses for domestic gardening and even the largest greenhouses for commercial farming; there is all the selection of greenhouses in the market, it all depends on the money set aside for the project and the land available to set up the greenhouse.
Small Production Green House Size and Designs
|Property||A-Frame Style||Arch – Roof Style||Quonset Style|
|Length||30 meters 98.425 feet||30 meters 98.425 feet||30 meters 98.425 feet|
|Width||10 meters 32.808 feet||10 meters 32.808 feet||8 meters 26.2467 feet|
|Gutter High||4 meters 13.123 feet||4 meters 13.123 feet||–|
|Volume||1546 meters squared 1664.01 squared feet||1677 meters squared 18051.08 squared feet||745 meters squared 8019.11 squared feet|
|Ridge High||6.3 meters 20.669 feet||6.3 meters 20.669 feet||4 meters 13.123 feet|
|W ratio (A(gl / An)||2.2||2.3||1.8|
|A(n)||300 meters squared 3229.17 squared feet||300 meters squared 3229.17 squared feet||240 meters squared 2583.34 squared feet|
|A(gl)||674 meters squared 7254.88 squared feet||692 meters squared 7448 squared feet||427 meters squared 4596.19 squared feet|
Greenhouse Sizes and Types (Small Scale)
A guide for medium and small-scale gardeners with all the measurements is shown in the table below.
|Rhino Classic||8.3 feet 252.98 cm||6.4 feet 195.07 cm||7.7 feet 234.696 cm|
|Alton Evolution Octagonal||6.6 feet 201.17 cm||6.6 feet 201.17 cm||7 feet – minimum 213.36 cm|
|Robinsons Repton Victorian||6.5 feet 198.12 cm||7 feet 213.36 cm||7 feet – minimum 213.36 cm|
|Ida 7800 Learn To||6 feet 182.88 cm||12 feet 365.76 cm||7.2 feet 219.456 cm|
|Silver Aluminium Twin-walled||6 feet 182.88 cm||8 feet 243.84 cm||7 feet 213.36 cm|
|Rob McAlister GP4U-2569 Mini 180||4.9 feet 149.35 cm||3.6 feet 109.73 cm||2.5 feet 76.2 cm|
|Palram Essence Silver||8 feet 243.84 cm||12 feet 365.76 cm||12 feet 365.76 cm|
|Walton Shiplap Combi||8 feet 243.84 cm||8 feet 243.84 cm||7 feet 213.36 cm|
|Forest Garden Styrene Pent||5 feet 152.4 cm||12 feet 365.76 cm||6.4 feet 195.07 cm|
|Forest Garden Vale Toughened Glass Apex||8 feet 243.84 cm||6 feet 182.88 cm||7.8 feet 237.74 cm|
GreenHouse Size for a Family of 4
Looking for a family of 6, multiply below dimension by 1.5. A green house for a family of 8 should be 2 times the below greenhouse dimensions.
|Plant Type||Number of Plants||Size of Row in (feet and meters)|
|Beets||–||20 to 30 feet long 6 to 9 meters|
|Bell Pepper||10 to 15 plants||–|
|Broccoli||12 to 15 plants||–|
|Carrots||–||12 to 16 feet long 3.6 to 4.87 meters|
|Corn||40 to 50 plants||–|
|Cucumbers||2 to 4 vines||–|
|Eggplant||6 to 8 plants||–|
|Kale||–||15 to 20 feet long 4.57 to 6 meters|
|Lettuce||–||20 to 30 feet long 6 to 9 meters|
|Melon||4 to 6 plants||–|
|Potatoes||40 to 50 plants||–|
|Spinach||–||30 to 40 feet long 9 to 12 meters|
|Tomatoes||5 to 8 plants||–|
|Zucchini||4 to 8 plants||–|
Green House Size Polythene Chart
Before erecting the frame of your greenhouse it is good to have an idea of the size of polythene you will need to adequately fit the walls and roof of your greenhouse. Here is a guide that will help the reader to match the dimensions of the greenhouse you want and the size of polythene needed.
|Greenhouse Width||Greenhouse Length||Plastic Width||Plastic Length|
|10 meters 32.808 feet||20 meters 65.62 feet||28 meters 91.86 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet|
|10 meters 32.808 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet||28 meters 91.86 feet||60 meters 196.85 feet|
|10 meters 32.808 feet||60 meters 196.85 feet||28 meters 91.86 feet||80 meters 262.47 feet|
|10 meters 32.808 feet||80 meters 262.47 feet||28 meters 91.86 feet||100 meters 328.08 feet|
|10 meters 32.808 feet||100 meters 328.08 feet||28 meters 91.86 feet||120 meters 393.7 feet|
|12 meters 39.37 feet||20 meters 65.62 feet||28 meters 91.86 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet|
|12 meters 39.37 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet||28 meters 91.86 feet||60 meters 196.85 feet|
|12 meters 39.37 feet||60 meters 196.85 feet||28 meters 91.86 feet||80 meters 262.47 feet|
|12 meters 39.37 feet||80 meters 262.47 feet||28 meters 91.86 feet||100 meters 328.08 feet|
|12 meters 39.37 feet||100 meters 328.08 feet||28 meters 91.86 feet||120 meters 393.7 feet|
|14 meters 45.93 feet||20 meters 65.62 feet||32 meters 104.99 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet|
|14 meters 45.93 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet||32 meters 104.99 feet||60 meters 196.85 feet|
|14 meters 45.93 feet||60 meters 196.85 feet||32 meters 104.99 feet||80 meters 262.47 feet|
|14 meters 45.93 feet||80 meters 262.47 feet||32 meters 104.99 feet||100 meters 328.08 feet|
|14 meters 45.93 feet||100 meters 328.08 feet||32 meters 104.99 feet||120 meters 393.7 feet|
|20 meters 65.62 feet||20 meters 65.62 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet||50 meters 164.04 feet|
|20 meters 65.62 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet||70 meters 229.66 feet|
|20 meters 65.62 feet||60 meters 196.85 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet||90 meters 295.28 feet|
|20 meters 65.62 feet||80 meters 262.47 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet||100 meters 328.08 feet|
|20 meters 65.62 feet||100 meters 328.08 feet||40 meters 131.23 feet||130 meters 426.51 feet|
Commercial Green House Size Chart
|Size (L*W*H)||406 by 506 by 302 cm|
13.32 by 16.6 by 9.9 feet
|607 by 506 by 302 cm|
19.9 by 16.6 by 9.9 feet
|807 by 506 by 302 cm|
26.47 by 16.6 by 9.9 feet
|1007 by 506 by 302 cm|
33.03 by 16.6 by 9.9 feet
|Door Size (H*W)||182 by 197 cm|
5.97 by 6.46 feet
|182 by 197|
5.97 by 6.46 feet
|182 by 197|
5.97 by 6.46 feet
|182 by 197|
5.97 by 6.46 feet
|Number of Window Vents||4 pieces||6 pieces||8 pieces||10 pieces|
How to Choose the Right GreenHouse Size
To avoid the need to expand your greenhouse space by a small margin and utilize the small space that you left behind as it happens to most gardeners, buy the largest that you can manage to buy.
There may not be an average greenhouse size that can be recommended to all gardeners and commercial farmers but on the lower side of it is good to consider some additional headspace, shelf space or bench space, internal partitions if that may be required, and greenhouse kits like water trough, water supply pipes, space heater for heated greenhouse and lastly the availability of the building materials you want to use.
If you want to budget for larger greenhouses i.e the commercial size greenhouse, it is advisable to factor in the additional cost that may arise due to differences in construction costs depending on which country you are in, the climatic condition of your region whether it is in the dry climate with maximum sun exposure or you are in the colder climate with negative temperature levels and limited hours of natural light where you might need solar panels to provide supplemental heat and lighting.
The greenhouse walls may provide the natural insulation needed or you may need additional insulation to achieve the ideal climate that you want for your crops. The above-mentioned considerations should all be discussed when deciding on the size of the greenhouse to ensure that once the project begins there won’t be any impeding or unexpected costs emerging in the middle of progress.
The Best Green House Size for you
You may decide to start small with a few potted plants in your garden space then keep going big until you have your dream greenhouse but in any case, the best greenhouse size for you will always be the size that occupies the maximum space you have available for a greenhouse and that your budget will accommodate.
Greenhouse sizes explained
Conclusion on greenhouse size charts
Greenhouses have been very useful agricultural installations to mankind for their ability to optimize crop yield through their controlled climate that can be adjusted to suit any type of plant throughout the year.
With the global need to tackle the unpredictable weather due to climate change, the usefulness of greenhouses can only grow by the day. Alongside climate change is the need to feed the ever-growing human population that feeds on crops grown on soils that degrade through time from the effects of the elements which can only be controlled inside a greenhouse.
Thanks to the availability of all sizes of greenhouses for everyone from the small-scale kitchen gardener to commercial growers. Anyone can start growing crops without worrying about the rains or the weather in general.
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