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What kind of greenhouse would you recommend for our climate?  RSS feed

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Location: Uruguay / Switzerland
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Hi Permies.

We are located in Uruguay on a point less then a mile from beaches (in the northeastern till southern directions)
Its very windy through many times of the year. During the last winters and springs, strong winds broke some of our trees.
Winter is sunny, humid and chilly (it usually doesn't freeze)with 10 hours of sunlight.
Wikipedia describes Uruguay's climate as:
humid subtropical (Cfa according to the Köppen climate classification). It is fairly uniform nationwide, since the country is located entirely within the temperate zone. Seasonal variations are pronounced, but extremes in temperature are rare.
The summers can get quite hot.

We would like to grow veggies throughout the whole year and we would love to have some tropical fruit trees like cheremoya and mango (which would suffer outside probably too much due to the intense weathers).

As we intend to construct another little house for living there will be the opportunity to combine it with a greenhouse.

Also we would have space for a 6 -7 m long alone standing greenhouse on a site with winter sun.

In the winter we love hanging around in greenhouses, so a included space for reading books, drinking tea etc, is a delicious imagination.

What kind of greenhouse would you recommend us?

Does a heating system make any sense?

Thank you for your inspirations and advice.



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