Greenhouse Accessories, Greenhouse Vent Openers & Doors, Solar Cooling Fans & Greenhouse Shade Cloth
Standard Accessories & Upgrades
Growing Spaces® includes many greenhouse accessories in our Growing Dome® solar greenhouses standard that other companies make you purchase. Our Growing Dome kits feature greenhouse vent openers, solar cooling fans and greenhouse shade cloths to help keep temperatures at ideal levels. Our Growing Domes also come standard with an all weather wood greenhouse foundation and an insulated door with a clear window and screen. Below you will find photos and an explanation of the standard features of Growing Spaces Growing Dome greenhouse kits.
The automatic greenhouse vent openers are heat activated and require no electricity to operate. The upper and lower vents of the green houses open and close at an adjustable preset temperature due to the melting and expansion of beeswax in a piston. Cooling of the Growing Dome is then achieved as hot air escapes from the top vents and cold air is drawn in through the lower vents.
We are the first geodesic dome kit manufacturer to develop and offer the snowshed entryway. With the improved snowshed entryway, the snow that slides off the top of the Growing Dome is redirected out and away from the front of the greenhouse door eliminating this problem. The insulated door that comes standard with the kit also includes a small window. Learn more about adding an additional greenhouse door to larger sizes.
A greenhouse solar cooling fan comes standard on our 26 ft. Growing Dome greenhouse. You can add a solar cooling fan to any size kit by purchasing the Desert Heat Package. This package is well suited for very hot and dry areas of the country, as you may find that the normal combination of cooling features may not be sufficient to cool your Growing Dome in the summer. The electric greenhouse cooling fans on the 33 ft. and 42 ft. Growing Dome greenhouses can be converted to solar powered fans with the Solar Cooling Fan Upgrade.
Electric (110v) Cooling Fans are included in the greenhouse kits for the 33′ and 42′ Growing Domes. The 33′ Growing Dome green houses come with three 110V fans standard and the 42′ Growing Domes come with four 110v fans standard. The 110v cooling fans are energy efficient and only use between 50-85 watts of energy each.
The greenhouse shade cloth is included in every kit and is very useful in keeping the Growing Domes cool during the heat of the summer by cutting down on the amount of sunlight transmitted into the green houses. The greenhouse shade cloth reduces the amount of summer sunlight without depriving the plants of too much light.
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The 24″ foundation wall on the Growing Domes has a couple of important benefits. The foundation wall raises the Growing Dome above the snow on the ground in the winter, allowing more sunshine to enter through the polycarbonate glazing panels. In addition, the perimeter gardening beds inside the Growing Dome are raised to the same height as the foundation wall.
This Drip Edge Flashing protects the wood on the inside of the top of your foundation wall from moisture and long-term degradation. There can, at times, be enough condensation accumulate to have water or ice sitting on the top plate of the greenhouse foundation wall for prolonged periods of time. Over the years this can degrade your wood despite having the best wood treatment possible initially applied to the wood. This custom cut and bent metal flashing installs right over your top plate.
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You can now order new or replacement parts and accessories for your Growing Dome online at our store front page. As always, we are available to assist you if needed – just give us a call!
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Premium Greenhouse Accessories, Greenhouse Vent Openers, & Solar Cooling Fans
Growing Spaces® carries many premium greenhouse accessories for our Growing Dome® solar greenhouses. With our Growing Dome kits, you have the option to customize your kit to suit your local climate and to choose greenhouse accessories that upgrade the look and feel of the Growing Dome. The weather packages feature upgraded greenhouse vent openers that handle high winds. Our solar cooling fans help keep temperatures at ideal levels while remaining off grid. We have optional solar powered waterfall kits to circulate water in the above ground pond. Below you will find photos and an explanation of each of the greenhouse accessories that we offer.
Premium Greenhouse Accessories – Weather Packages
This package for our solar greenhouses adds sturdy greenhouse vent openers to all of the vents to prevent the openers and vents from being thrashed by strong winds. The automatic greenhouse vent openers are heat activated and require no electricity to operate. This package comes standard on the 33 ft. and 42 ft. Growing Dome kits.
This package for our Growing Dome greenhouse kits adds a Solar Powered Cooling Fan for extra ventilation and cooling and utilizes the evaporative cooling effects of a full-surround Misting System that easily connects to your garden hose. Consider adding the Desert Heat Package that includes a greenhouse solar cooling fan if you live in a very hot area of the country, as you may find that the normal combination of cooling features may not be sufficient to cool your Growing Dome in the summer.
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Upgrades for Your Greenhouse
One of our unique greenhouse accessories is the solar powered waterfall. The solar powered waterfall provides aeration for the above ground pond, a unique feature included in your Growing Dome kit, which adds oxygen to the water for the fish. The aeration also helps to slow down algae formation. In the spirit of our mission to create dual purpose features, the solar waterfall also creates a wonderful ambiance inside our geodesic green house kits. The sound of running water is soothing for the soul.
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The 33′ and 42′ Growing Dome greenhouses come standard with 110V greenhouse cooling fans that must be plugged into an electrical outlet. If your Growing Dome is going to be far from electrical service or if you would rather be off-grid, the greenhouse solar cooling fan upgrade is a great option. The solar cooling fan upgrade comes with 12 volt cooling fans that are controlled by a theromstat and are powered by to solar panels on the top of the greenhouse. This upgrade also includes automatic shutters on all of the greenhouse cooling fans.
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Available as an upgrade to the 33′ Growing Dome kit and standard on the 42′ Growing Dome greenhouse, the extra door provides easy entry and exit for large classroom and community gatherings. With both doors open to the greenhouse, this greatly augments cross ventilation which helps cool these larger geodesic dome greenhouses. Learn more about adding an additional greenhouse door to larger sizes.
WHAT OTHER PREMIUM GREENHOUSE ACCESSORIESMIGHT YOU CONSIDER?
We often have people ask about heating options for our Growing Dome solar green houses. Our unique greenhouse design captures the heat from the sun during the day and releases it into the greenhouse at night for solar powered year round growing in many climates. Some Growing Dome kit owners find that they need to add a small amount of supplemental heat because they do not have enough solar exposure or they live in very cold climates. We do not offer heaters in our greenhouse accessories, but have recommendations on various ways to heat our energy efficient geodesic dome greenhouse. VIEW MORE DETAILS
You can now order new or replacement parts and accessories for your Growing Dome online at our storefront page. As always, we are available to assist you if needed – just give us a call!