Ever wanted to grow all year round. Out of season tomatoes cucumbers peppers the list goes on and on. We believe we have the one of the most efficient Greenhouse's available in the world and it is made here in NZ. On the 15th of august Sue Kedgley MP from the green party is cutting the ribbon on our flagship dome in the Wairarapa.

The logic of a dome is fundamental to its success. The SUN always has a direct path into the shape, unlike tunnel houses that reflect precious light. Along with heat banks and double insulation we can grow organically all year round and have identified Micro-greens as the ideal crop to sell.

I am also interested in finding anyone who may wish to sell the dome have a look http://www.domegrown.net.nz

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Comment by Sarah on August 9, 2010 at 8:36pm
So do you reckon it would stand up to "very high" wind zone? We are nearer Castlepoint and I'm sure you know what the wind can be like there...
Comment by David T van der Leden on August 5, 2010 at 11:49am
Hi James...We use the large plastic barrels used for dip etc that you can either get for free from dairy farmers. we also have a supplier. We position them on the southern wall and paint them black. the southern wall has a Foil inner which reflects sunlight and heat on to the heat bank. We are maintaining 14 degrees plus soil temperatures over a cold wairarapa winter in two greenhouses . One at Tuturumuri school. Anybody in the area is welcome to come on the 15th of August to the Opening by Sue Kedgley at 11am 152 Miki Miki Road RD1 Masterton 5881..

Refreshments and maybe a scone or 2
Comment by David T van der Leden on August 5, 2010 at 11:42am
Hi Robbie Cash It's $6595 If you look worldwide this is not expensive especially considering these domes are as substantial as say a garden shed. There is wood steel plastic bricks mortar. The covering is NZ commercial grade tunnel house plastic. But unlike tunnel houses this Greenhouse does not require an outside heat source over winter nor does it rip like tunnel houses. If you are looking for the cheapest option then this is not it.
Comment by James Samuel on August 5, 2010 at 11:23am
I like it. What are you using for the heat banks?
Comment by David T van der Leden on August 4, 2010 at 7:21pm
Hi Steve We sell them... the $170.44 is the payment required thru prometheus an ethical green finance company . This is with NO deposit and you own the dome after a 48 month term. You could also just pay cash or get a bank loan I guess.
Comment by steve on August 4, 2010 at 10:09am
you only rent them not sell?
Comment by David T van der Leden on August 3, 2010 at 11:57pm
Hi kali the dome shape is recognised as one of the strongest and most wind resistant possible.. The west coast would be the ideasl enviroment to test our product. in the wairarapa we experience really big winds and because the plastic is stretch tightly around the frame it handles anything thrown at it.

Steve we use steel Hubs with wooden runners a plastic commercial covering.. we could make them from say cedar with glass for the really really green people.
Comment by David T van der Leden on August 3, 2010 at 11:48pm
Hi steve a 5.7 meter diameter dome is $170:44 / month with NO deposit using prometheus an ethical green finance company. we have identified say Micro-greens as a cash crop that will grow extraordinarily well in them .. we have planted cucumber seed and we are eating them 10 weeks later.
Comment by David T van der Leden on August 3, 2010 at 11:44pm
I sell these shani They come in kitset form .. If you are a half decent handy person you can put them up your self ..Or let us do it. or a combination of you and some help
Comment by Shani Tan on August 3, 2010 at 6:44pm
did you build this or can it be bought kit-set?


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