Misting systems of greenhouses supply and maintain adequate humidity, filter the air, neutralize odors and reduce dust pollution. Controlled, intermittent misting minimizes the moisture lost by plants in the greenhouse while avoiding condensation on the leaves, preventing the growth of mold and fungus. However, continuous misting is a waste of water. This practice ultimately drains essential nutrients from the plants’ leaves and decreases the soil temperature, preventing proper root development. Therefore, you must us the misting pump system with caution. Installing a misting irrigation system is a good way to get water to your plants in your greenhouse and save money as well.
These systems use as little as three gallons of water per hour. When putting your system together, use nozzles that adjust from one gallon per hour for cooling to three gallons per hour for misting seeds and plant cuttings. When installing a misting system, you should take notice about some environmental factors firstly. Environmental factors such as the amount of shading, ventilation and daily weather variation during warmer seasons determine what level of moisture the greenhouse must achieve to maintain deal conditions. Preventing the plants from overheating in a greenhouse is as important as protecting them against frost damage; both quickly kill them. However, too much humidity results in rot and disease, so plants should be watered only as necessary.