The advantages of plastic crops and create your own greenhouse in your garden, patio or terrace. You can choose bags for individual plants, tunnels for several species or more developed structures, but in all cases, you must choose the right plastic for each use, a resistant one that protects your plants from the inclemency of the weather.
Discard the shopping bags or garbage to cover your crops, and acquire the plastic material in the garden center, where you can also consult your doubts to the specialist.
A good part of the sustainable agricultural exploitations in deserts and places with extreme climates is in greenhouses. The most used plastic for the covers of the same is the low-density polyethylene, which is specifically treated to control the temperature, humidity and light that enters the interior. An excellent idea that we can also develop at home.
Innovative and efficient
The research in plastics intended for the conditioning of greenhouses is constant. Among other achievements, it has been possible to increase its useful life from four to 36 months, which has a significant reduction in waste. Although its cycle does not end there, generally, this type of plastics is recycled and used in the manufacture of flowerpots, garbage bags, the base material for the development of floating pallets and plastic substrates for crops without soil, among other applications.
Cultivating plants that need little water and that resist drought well is advisable, not only for those who live in places with extreme climates but for any person responsible and committed to the environment. Some of these species are the succulents (Aloes, Agaves, Evergreens …), the various types of cactus, the Jara, the Salvia, the Oleander, the Rosemary and the Thyme.
Other uses of plastics in sustainable agriculture
Crops under plastic, soil conservation agriculture and the planting of species that adapt to extreme climates are successful examples of sustainable farming in deserts. Arid areas and places with frequent frost, which has been developing for a long time.
The combination between the advancement of science and technology -especially in the development of plastics for more resistant and durable greenhouses- and the recovery, on the part of today’s society, of cultivation practices coming from the indigenous communities, is favoring the emergence of sustainable farms in deserts and areas with frequent frosts.