Greenhouse polythene cover
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Greenhouse cover or greenhouse polythene sheet is a special plastic film that is used to cover a greenhouse, thereby separating the outside environment from inside. The greenhouse polythene sheet is UV treated and has a thickness of 200 microns. Comes in colours of white and yellow
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Greenhouse polythene cover or greenhouse polythene sheet is a special plastic film that is used to cover a greenhouse, thereby separating the outside environment from inside. Greenhouse polythene cover from Grekkon Limited have proven to be the best suppliers in the entire Kenyan and East African market. The film is flexible and comes in sheets of various thickness.
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Types of Greenhouse polythene covers in Kenya
Greenhouse polythene sheet come in two colours, mainly clear (sometimes referred as milky white or nectarine) and yellow. The choice of colour will depend on the crop grown.
- White greenhouse films (for vegetables) are ideal for farms in high altitudes or areas with extremely low temperatures. They have slightly higher temperatures at night than outside. They are ideal for vegetables such as tomatoes, capsicums,
- Yellow greenhouse films are ideal for high altitudes and lower temperatures. They have excellent anti drip and anti-fog properties. It is highly recommended for cucumber growers and multi coloured plants, mainly flowers
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Greenhouse sheets come in various thickness or gauge, mainly 150 microns, 180 microns and 200 microns. 200 microns plastic films are the most common in Kenya and East Africa. Use a caliper to measure the exact thickness.
Agricultural plastic films have to be UV stabilized. This offers better strength, preventing harmful rays from the sun thereby increasing durability. Films that aren’t UV treated will wear out in the shortest time possible. It also have to be translucent so as to diffuse light well bouncing the available sunlight and reducing shadows.
Cost of greenhouse polythene covers in Kenya
The price of greenhouse polythene cover in Kenya is Kes. 96 per m square available in white and nectarine colours.
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When to replace greenhouse polythene sheet
They should be replaced as soon as they lose the UV properties which will lead to reduced yields. Waranty periods for most greenhouse polythene sheet is 3-4 years. It is advisable to always use new greenhouse covers
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