The Greenhouse Environment as Mini-Ecosystem

Here's a comprehensive explanation of the mini-ecosystem that makes up the greenhouse environment and how to manage it for maximum effectiveness.

greenhouse environment, mini ecosystem - ventilation diagrams
Greenhouse temperatures should never exceed 86°F; an overheated greenhouse is as unproductive as one that's too cold. Inadequate ventilation is the number one downfall of many solar greenhouse designs. The vent area should equal one-sixth of the glazing area, and the vent's placement is critical.