Shade House Nets by Aqua Hub
Shade House nets |Shade houses are greenhouse-like structures with shade net materials that protect plants from excessive sunlight heat and water loss. They are used in propagation of low temperate crops such as seedlings and flowers.
Shade House structures
Shade house structures are made up of greenhouse materials including shade nets, metal bars, screws, bolts and nuts.
These structures normally take the shape of an arch. Shade nets are the main covers of shade houses. The mesh knittings block sunlight depending on the filtration levels of the nets in use.
Specifications of Shade nets
Our shade nets are Uv treated plastic nets
Our nets have different mesh sizes; 35 %, 55 %, 75 % and 90 %.
We sell our nets in dimensions of 4 by 50 m.
They are black or green in colour.
Plants to grow in Shade Houses
Some plants require low rate of sunlight thus suitable for growth under shade houses. High Sunlight intensity may scorch the plants or reduce the rate of growth.
The most common crops planted on shade houses are;
- Tree seedlings
- cut flowers
Propagation Medium in Shade Houses
Planting crops in shade houses requires the use of soil, planting bags, cocopeat or coco noir.
Hydroponic growth means are the best for propagation of plants and seeds in shade houses.
Places Suitable for Shade houses in Kenya
Shade houses are convinient for most parts of the country. Most parts of Kenya receives experience sunshine which exceeds the optimum temperature for growth rate of most plants sometimes.
What to Consider When Building Shade Houses
The main things to consider in areas to place shade nets is terrain and drainage.
Good drainage is important in plant health and growth in shade houses. The soil should be a good water draining and retaining at the same time.
However, terrain is no longer an inconvinience since landscaping has become a solution to hilly and slopy areas. Shade houses construction sites must be totally flat areas to enhance its shape and strength of the structure.