Greenhouses Thrive with Propane
May 12, 2017
Written By Adam Buckallew
Winter’s chill has no effect on plants growing in climate-controlled commercial greenhouses heated by propane. The warmth generated by propane-powered heaters keeps annual and perennial plants comfortable and unfazed by the cold throughout winter and early spring. This allows greenhouse operators to have their plants ready to go when planting season arrives.
“The greenhouse operators we work with tell us they like propane because it’s reliable, clean burning and it does a great job of keeping their plants at the correct temperature,” says Marty Mills, a plant manager in eastern Missouri.
The convenience and dependability of propane heating makes it a go-to source for warming greenhouses throughout the Midwest. Many greenhouses require heating for a four- to five-month stretch to keep plants protected until the threat of cold weather has passed.