Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Growing
A greenhouse revolutionizing the greenhouse industry.
The Growing Dome is a net zero energy greenhouse. You can grow all year round… with no heater, even in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
How is that possible?
It’s always fun to have Udgar mic up and wander out to the Growing Domes to chat. His energy and enthusiasm for growing food and the uniqueness of the Growing Dome start flowing like a bamboo waterfall hooked up to a 30 watt solar panel.∗
I push record and capture everything I can.
This video delivers the essence of why the Growing Dome is unique. It demonstrates why a Growing Dome allows you to grow your own food without the worries and frustrations of a traditional greenhouse. It shows why a Growing Dome is more than a greenhouse, and why, without flinching, we say… the Growing Dome is revolutionizing the greenhouse industry.
Revolutionizing the Greenhouse Industry: The Growing Dome
The Water Tank… AKA “The Above Ground Pond”
Udgar pulls no punches and goes straight for the “Power Pack” of the Growing Dome.
The first thing he shows is the Above Ground Pond, or the water tank. The water tank is the passive solar battery pack for the Growing Dome. In the winter, the low angle of the sun heats up the large water tank… stores it throughout the day… and releases it at night.
Then, during the summer months, the tank is shaded from the sun. So, instead of heating the dome, the water tank helps cool the Growing Dome in the summer.
The Above Ground Pond regulates the temperature of the dome regardless of the season.
North Wall Insulation (Reflectix)
Greenhouses get hot.
Growing Domes get hot.
However, most greenhouses lose their heat when the sun goes down… or when the angle of the sun moves past mid-day. The Growing Dome is able to outperform traditional greenhouses, in part, because it is insulated.
The water tank is no slouch in regulating temperature as we already discussed, but the Growing Dome also comes with insulation on the north wall above the water tank.
It’s cold over there on the north side of things. It’s where you lose a lot of heat, but The North Wall Insulation helps keep it all in… especially during the the cold winter months.
The North Wall Insulation also shades the above ground pond in the summer, adding to the effectiveness of the water tank to cool the dome when it’s hot. And, the Reflectix Insulation also has a knack for reflecting sunlight throughout the dome in the winter when the sun is low in the sky and light is a scarce resource.
5 Wall Polycarbonate
This is by far my favorite section of the video.
The polycarbonate is strong. It’s resilient. It insulates the dome far better than double pane glass…
…but Udgar made the mistake of saying you can throw a hammer at it and it’ll bounce right back at you.
Do Not Try This At Home… We Are Professionals
He’s right you know. It is so strong you can throw a hammer at it and it will bounce back. I had to prove it. I thought it a good idea to demonstrate the claim. Of course, I wasn’t going to be the one to throw the hammer… just in case. But sure, I’ll run the camera.
Again, don’t try this at home. Take our word for it. If the claw end of that hammer hits first, and you have left over neural pathways from your college baseball days, you might be calling Destiney with a maintenance request.
Here’s Destiney. She’s sweet. She’ll help you with legitimate maintenance needs. But, I’ve seen her handle a Harley… and I wouldn’t want to tell her I need a new glazing panel because I threw a hammer at it.
The polycarbonate glazing panels come with a 10 year manufacturer warranty against yellowing and hail damage… it says nothing about hammers, rocket launchers, or misguided tomfoolery.
Geodesic Shape… A Pattern of Beauty and Strength
The geodesic shape of the Growing Dome is very energy efficient.
It has 40% less surface area than a rectangular structure through which heat can escape.
It keeps the heat in, and as the sun tracks across the sky, the curved surface of the Growing Dome allows for an even heat input by the sun throughout the day.
And, the geodesic shape is what makes the Growing Dome so strong and unique. It’ll handle heavy snow loads… and winds simply flow right around it.
Undersoil Climate Control System… Not Just Blowing Hot Air
The undersoil climate control system might look like… just a little box half buried in the soil. But it’s doing a big job. This one-of-a-kind greenhouse design feature makes your year round growing a reality.
To keep it simple… it blows a lot of hot air.
It blows hot air through the soil in the winter… and cool air in the summer. You effectively heat or cool your soil depending on the time of the year. What’s more, regardless of season, the added air circulation helps even out overall temperatures.
So, in the summer, it cools the dome, and in the winter it heats the soil so plants can grow all winter long.
Automatic Venting System
Again… greenhouses get hot. It’s part of the package. But here’s what happens when a Growing Dome gets too hot…
The automatic vents in a Growing Dome are triggered to open when the temperature rises past a predetermined level. They’re heat activated. So, when it gets hot… they open automatically.
As hot air rises and escapes from the vents, a cooling chimney effect is created.
Frost Busting Insulated Foundation Wall
Back to the magic of insulation.
The Growing Dome also has an insulated foundation wall. It keeps the soil warm because it prevents frost from coming in. And there’s also an insulating skirt which prevents frost from creeping in from underneath the wall.
So, with a Growing Dome, you end up with a heated, insulated foundation. There is no frost heaving and you can build your Growing Dome on a gravel ring.
All of these features…
- Geodesic Shape
- Above Ground Pond
- North Wall Reflectex Insulation
- High Quality Polycarbonate Glazing
- Undersoil Climate Control System
- Automatic Venting System
- And… an Insulated Foundation Wall…
… All contribute to how the Growing Dome is revolutionizing the greenhouse industry.
This is how you can grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers all year round in the Rocky Mountains.
The Growing Dome creates a Mediterranean climate… even in the mountains of Southwest Colorado.
Look over here at our citrus tree.
Your Enclosed Indoor Garden
A Growing Dome gives you an enclosed, indoor garden.
Without the worries and frustrations of a regular greenhouse… It is revolutionizing the greenhouse industry.
More important, you can grow all year round.
This video was shot March 1st. The Growing Domes here at our manufacturing facility have been in production all winter.
At the end of the video, Udgar says, “So, call us and you can have your own Growing Dome very very soon. It’ll give you years of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and herbs all year round. So, give us a call.”
Well, just like the hammer throwing… I want to clarify.
For certain, if you want your Growing Dome as soon as possible, then call us. You can have your Growing Dome soon.
However, as the spring season creeps upon us… the orders flood in faster than the snowmelt off the mountains. So, to beat the spring rush… to have your Growing Dome in time to plant for this growing season… Don’t delay.
Do what Udgar said.
Call us today. You can still have your own Growing Dome very very soon.
∗ The solar waterfall kit is a unique feature of the Growing Dome. It’s not necessary for the Growing Dome to function as it’s own inclosed indoor ecosystem… but it sure is an added benefit. It oxygenates the above ground pond, keeps your fish happy, and creates an alluring, peaceful atmosphere of sound. It runs on a 30 watt solar panel, and when it’s on… it’s on. Just like Udgar when he’s sharing about the Growing Dome.
Call us today.