August 7, 2017

Cleaning the Vegetable Greenhouse Windows

As many of you know, I have several greenhouses at my farm - expansive glass houses as well as smaller plastic hoop houses. For the most part, these structures accommodate the many potted plants, trees and other tropical specimens I have in my collections. One house, my vegetable cold house, is also used primarily for growing delicious fresh produce during the winter months.

Like anything else, these greenhouses need to be cleaned and maintained properly - especially the large glass houses. Over the last couple of weeks, Carlos and Fernando took on the huge task of cleaning the windows of the vegetable greenhouse. With its vast span of clear panes, along with the hard water here at the farm, calcium deposits develop on the glass as water droplets evaporate - eventually blocking much needed light for the growing plants.

Here are some photos of our cleaning process - enjoy them.