The Tudor greenhouse to the left has as sufficient roof pitch so the snow slides off. Additionally, a concrete base wall helps prevent heat loss in the winter greenhouse. This customer’s plants are safe and warm for the winter.
A Tudor style greenhouse is a good choice for winter greenhouse gardening. The steep roof pitch allows snow to slide off easily, preventing potentially damaging accumulations.
Other considerations when planning a winter greenhouse include:
- If building a greenhouse attached to a house, avoid locating the greenhouse where snow might suddenly slide off the house roof, damaging the greenhouse
- Design the winter greenhouse to include electricity for heat as well as lights and fans
- An oscillating fan should run 24/7 to keep moisture from condensing on plants and growing mold.
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