GUTTER CONNECTED GREENHOUSE - Toamto Applications

The photo on the right shows a healthy crop of tomatoes. As you can see the crop is almost up the reinforced arches and soon the grower will be required to drop the crop. In commercial greenhouses tomatoes are trained and supported from twine. As the tomato vine gets taller and taller the crop is lowered. To do this the grower removes leaves and trusses on the lower part of the vine and uncoils some of the twine at the top to allow the vine to drop.

Tomato Photo Number One

This crop of tomatoes are being raised in rock wool a soil less growing medium. Notice the white vinyl placed on the ground to help keep clean and reflect was much of the light back to the crop. Also notice the rails that are painted white. These rails provide two functions. First they provide low level heat function and are connected to a boiler. The second is to allow for the use of carts to harvest and tend to the crop.

Tomato Photo Number 2




In this photo the rock wool growing medium is clearly seem. Also one can set that each plant spacing is provided with one dripper for watering. The plant density spacing in this greenhouse worked out to about one plant per 3.75 sq. ft.

Tomato Photo Number 3

 

Tomato Photo 4

 

It is hard to take a photo of a tomato block. The crop is so tall one looses the size of the project. The tomatoes are growing in 21 foot wide X 144 feet long by 12 feet under the gutter, double poly gutter connected greenhouses.

 

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