Here in Texas, we’re in the dog days — that’s for sure! We’ve had a few people send in their recommendations for dealing with extreme temperatures when it comes to their greenhouses. Here are some summer cooling tips for Riga greenhouses in the (very!) hot Southwest — from George G. in Tucson:
“We purchased our RIGA IV greenhouse on 9/17/07 and have enjoyed it since. We grow year round in Arizona using a small heater during the winter and an evaporative cooler during the summer… We use the Mobile Symphony ‘Aspen’ evaporative cooler for the hot months. The model #MMB8 or MMB10. This is available at your local Home Depot or check online for other options. This company is based in PHX and has changed owners several times in the last few years. Just get one with a hose feed, so you don’t have to worry about filling reservoirs if you look at different brands. Keep things simple. This model accommodates approximately 700 square feet.”
Best of luck to all of you who are bearing this summer heat with us!