Who grows vegetables and flowers in greenhouses and solariums knows best their value. But how about increasing crop production in these spaces by using this trick?
1. Protected crop spaces, such as greenhouses and solariums, can create conditions that stimulate plant growth.
2. However, a problem that occurs in these areas, which few know, is the insufficient amount of carbon dioxide.
3. Carbon dioxide, vital for photosynthesis, may drop to levels that jeopardize the vigorous development of plants.
4. Airing these spaces is vital for restoring the constant concentration of carbon dioxide.
5. However, if carbon dioxide is so beneficial, how can we increase its concentration, stimulating in this way the crop production in greenhouses and solariums?
1. The easiest solution is building a composting bin in the middle of the solarium, and put it into operation when we start planting the seedlings.
2. 1 cubic meter box for a 20-30 m in length solarium is sufficient.
3. For compost we can use all kinds of organic material (kitchen scraps, grass, chicken manure, dung, urine, etc.) which, by decomposition, produces carbon dioxide and heat. (Minimum composting knowledge rules are needed.)
1. New organic material should be added from time to time in the compost bin, such as decomposition reaction remains constant.
2. The compost content must be ransacked once a week, otherwise the reaction becomes anaerobic and will not produce carbon dioxide.
3. Carbon dioxide obtained in this way, although it will count significantly in plant developing, pose no risk to humans.
4. However, the elderly people or those with health problems may have dizziness due to high levels of carbon dioxide. In these circumstances, we recommend airing the greenhouse / solarium before you start working inside.
5. Another advantage: at the end of the season, inside the compost bin will result an excellent organic fertilizer!