A new, but seemingly ancient practice of getting back to our Mother Earth.
First developed around 20 years ago for use in the cold mountainous regions of South America, a walipini (an Aymara Indian word meaning “place of warmth”) or pit greenhouse is a much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses.
A walipini allows growers to maintain a productive garden year-round, even in the coldest of climates.
Depending on latitude, but despite above ground air temperatures (and wind chill), 6 to 8 feet down into the earth, temperatures remain fairly constant, between 50 and 60°F. Meaning your pit greenhouse will be much warmer than an above ground greenhouse in winter and that cool earth will keep temps bearable in the summer.
After losing our greenhouse to wind damage we decided that building something that could not be destroyed was in order. In our first year of construction we have learned much of the challenges of keeping a pit greenhouse healthy. We can consult, design and even build yours. Call today for a free consultation.