Greenhouse misting systems are a perfect way to care for your plants. Although they can be bought, you always have the option to build one yourself.
While you don’t need many materials to create a misting system, you do need to ensure you have a plan before going into the building stages.
Here are some top tips on building a greenhouse misting system for a small greenhouse.
- Make sure all your parts fit together and check the measurements. You don’t want to reach the installation stage to find out your parts don’t fit.
- Focus on your water source. Check that a tube adaptor will fit, that the pressure control is appropriate and how far you’ll place the tap from your greenhouse.
- Create the misting system based on what plants you are growing and the climate.
- Having a misting system is not a substitute for having good ventilation. Before you create a misting system, ensure you have strong ventilation.
To build a small greenhouse misting system, you first need to place a filter (ideally mesh) onto the tap. Once you’ve screwed the adapter onto the tap, push the “barbed” end into the tube and make sure it fits properly.
Then, you need to run tubing from the tap along your greenhouse or shelving. It is best to attach a few zip ties on the way to keep everything in place. When this is done, add your end cap to the end of your water supply tubing.
Wherever you’re hoping to insert a nozzle, cut the tubing, insert the compression fittings you have chosen and press in a nozzle at the bottom of each compression fitting.
Finally, you’re ready to turn on the water. You must turn the water on slowly to ensure you have the correct water pressure for the nozzles.
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