5 Walipini/Underground Greenhouse Facts

Shaun Wheatcroft
Tuesday, 2nd December 2014

A walipini / underground greenhouse is a great way to extend growing seasons, especially in cooler climates!

The walipini, or underground greenhouse as it is often known, can be easy to build and extends the food growing season.

By using solar heat, windows facing the sun, and thick walls, growers in temperate and cool climates can grow into winter.

A great solution for our ever changing climate and for those making a living from growing vegetables.


Below is Shaun's own walipini.


For more from Shaun visit www.redshed.co.uk/blog

Further resources

For more on walipini's: Year round growing in underground greenhouses

How to build a solar greenhouse

The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year-round Vegetable Production Using Deep-organic Techniques & Unheated Greenhouses


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Lantis Esquin |
Mon, 25/01/2016 - 06:38
Problem is that in autumn and winter, you get very little sunlight and therefore high diferences in temperatures. That is certainly not good for the plants.