In this article we will tell you about what is a greenhouse-accordion. Below you can find a lot of useful information, including a story about the merits of this type of greenhouse, a description of the design features, a brief instruction on the assembly of the frame. For your convenience, the most popular models of greenhouses accordion will be considered, and a comparison of prices for such a device in Moscow will be also given.
Folding accordion hotbed - This is a very interesting and practical device for growing a variety of crops on the site at any time of the year. Of course, it has its own design features and its manufacturing technology.
This design is a frame made of polyvinyl chloride tubes in the shape of an arch. There may be different amounts depending on the length of the greenhouse. The diameter of the pipes should be from 20 to 30 mm, and the wall thickness 4 mm.
The use of polymers to create greenhouses is due to the fact that they are much more convenient and practical than metal or wood. The advantages of plastic include the fact that it is not destroyed by ultraviolet radiation, easily tolerates temperature changes, is not subject to chemical attack, does not attract insects and rodents. In addition, PVC is much cheaper than other options and also has a longer service life and does not require special storage conditions.
From above, the entire system is sheathed with a covering material. Often, Agrospan-60 is used for this purpose. Due to the simplicity of design and reliability of materials, the greenhouse-accordion can be operated for up to 4 years.
The height and width of a greenhouse are usually standard and are 1 m each. You can choose the length according to of its requirements: greenhouses of 3, 4 and 6 m are usually produced. The arc pitch is also standard and is 1 m. The covering material is made of non-woven white cloth. The most popular coatings such as "Agrospan 60" and "BlueSvet 60". The numbers in the title indicate the density in g / cm 3 . The peculiarity of any covering material for greenhouses is that they let in sunlight and moisture, but retain ultraviolet rays, so that plants do not get burns. Despite the fact that it is tightly outwardly light and plastic, it can save seedlings from rain or hail. In case it gets dirty, you should only rinse it with clean warm water.
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The frame of the greenhouse-accordion is assembled on a ready-made frame that serves as the base. Then the frame itself is attached to the ground with the help of pegs. If there are hurricane winds in a certain area, then it will be better to forge a greenhouse into the ground.
One of the main advantages of this type of greenhouse is that you can buy a greenhouse-accordion for a very small price. On sale there are models whose price is only about 1 thousand rubles. In addition, it is very easy to move it from one place to another or transport it. When assembled, it is quite compact and light, and when disassembled it is generally a stack of tubes and a bag with a sheet.
Folding harmonica hotbeds have gained immense popularity due to that they can even be collected by a woman or a pensioner, which is often very important for people living in rural areas. Another plus is that the greenhouse of polymers does not require special storage conditions, because it does not need protection from frost, rodents or moisture.
The benefits of such a device are enormous. It can create a special microclimate for plants and protect them from the hostile effects of the environment. Greenhouse-harmonicas are used both for the adaptation of seedlings and for the cultivation of adult plants, because under the layer of Agrospan they are not at all afraid of solar radiation and most diseases.
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A greenhouse can also be used to get a harvest in early spring, when it is rather cold. So in April, you can already get your eggplants, tomatoes, Bulgarian pepper. But this contributes not only to increased protection against pests and frosts, but also the property of non-woven material to retain moisture.It is possible to get a good harvest with the help of a greenhouse-accordion not only in early spring, but also in late autumn. So "Agrospan 60" can ensure the normal growth of tomatoes in central Russia until November.
Unlike other types of greenhouses, for an accordion the canvas is fixed only in the middle of the arc, which makes it possible to get access to the beds at any time.
Greenhouse manufacturers offer two options for fixing the frame to the ground: the arcs can be stuck into the ground or fixed onto the frame as a frame. In any case, the installation begins with the extreme support, and then go in order. After the whole structure is already standing, you should cover it with a canvas. To do this, starting from one end. The edges along the entire length are nailed to the ground with small pegs that need to be hammered at a distance of 50 to 70 cm, and the covering material is attached to the PVC tubes by means of clips. Already a day after installation, the soil under the greenhouse warms up and it will be possible to start planting bushes.
Important advice: in order to set the arc as deep as possible into the ground, you must first make a hole for it with a rebar or a peg. And if, after assembly, you find that the canvas is slack, you can tighten it by scoring one or more additional pegs.
In general, the greenhouse-accordion is distinguished by its very good resistance to tipping. And the most resistant to winds and bad weather frame with the bottom strapping. Arcs simply stuck into the ground can be pulled out by gusts of medium strength.
If you bought a greenhouse-harmonica without a lower base, then you can give it additional stability by inserting metal pegs into the hollow tubes or by making a wooden box for the bottom strapping.
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Now there is a huge variety of kits for assembling various models of folding greenhouses. The most popular are the following options:
Differs in that it has several modifications, different in size. So you can choose the width of the arc from 100 to 110 mm, the height of the frame from 120 to 160 cm and the length of the greenhouse from 3 to 5 m.
The assembly kit includes:
Steel wire arcs with PVC coating
Clips for fastening the web
Rings and pegs for fixing
The "Sit" gathers very quickly, you just need to connect the arcs with crossbars and stretch the covering material on them. In addition, it can be easily moved together in the area due to the low weight of the structure.
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A distinctive feature is that the arcs are made of a round metal profile. Thanks to this, the greenhouse is more stable and easy to install on any terrain. The standard width and height of the frame are 1m. The length can be chosen individually. Manufacturers offer two options for covering material: non-woven fabric and polyethylene.
The five-meter greenhouse assembly kit includes:
14 extensions for arcs
6 clips for fastening the web
Nylon thread for fixing the ends
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The frame is made from HDPE pipe. The whole structure is 6m long and 120cm wide. This greenhouse can be used for growing vegetables in the open field, and in the greenhouse.
The kit includes:
Arcs from a pipe with a diameter of 20 mm
Pegs for attaching a greenhouse to the ground
Clips for attaching the covering material to the frame
Arcs must be set in 80 cm increments, and only then stretch the canvas over them and fix it with clips.Bottom covering material can be pinned down with stones, boards, or nailed with special pegs.
It must be said that due to the fact that the crossbar is not included in the kit, therefore it would be better to strengthen the frame with improvised means.
These Two greenhouses have a very similar construction. The frame of both is made up of flexible plastic tubes with a cross section of 20 mm. They have standard dimensions: 800 mm height, from 110 to 120 mm width and three lengths: 4, 6 and 8 m. The well-proven Agrospan 60, which protects plants from ultraviolet radiation, is used as a covering material. Both models can be called very stable, as the arcs of the frame are sewn into the canvas.
The number of some elements in the set may vary depending on the length, but in any case, the kit includes:
Arcs of plastic pipe
Two metal legs for each arc
Two fixing clamps per arc
First, the legs of the greenhouse are inserted into the tubes, then the arcs are placed with a certain step, and then the covering material is stretched onto the frame. While caring for beds, the canvas can be easily lifted.
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Now this design is in almost any store for home and garden and its acquisition is not associated with any difficulties, since it is inexpensive and very common. We will dwell more on the issue of buying a folding harmonica greenhouse in Moscow. Just need to say that the price will depend on the size and materials. Each model has its own parameters, so below you can find a comparison of prices for different options.
The cheapest greenhouse is the Snowdrop model. You can buy such a device with a length of 3 m in an online store for only 1000 rubles. Greenhouse "Clover" 4 m long will cost about 1,200 rubles. The Dayas model can be bought by paying from 1,500 for a length of 3 m to 2,000 rubles for a six-meter greenhouse, for the Agronomist you will have to pay 200 rubles more, and the Hawk 3 m long will cost about 1,300. If the length is increased to 5 m, the price of "Hawk" will increase to 1900 rubles. Approximately the same will cost the greenhouse "Hastened." Four-meter hotbed-accordion model "cucumber" costs an average of about 1,500 rubles.
As we can see, the price of the greenhouse-accordion makes it quite affordable and common Full greenhouses or greenhouses coated with polycarbonate are bought less frequently due to higher costs.
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The greenhouse-accordion is a good and practical solution for your vegetable garden that will allow you to grow different crops and harvest a rich harvest at any time of the year. If you do not use such a device, the care of the beds will be significantly difficult. Thanks to its low price, anyone can buy such a greenhouse. In operation, the harmonica is simple and convenient, and most importantly, effective.