I’m after some feedback and ideas.
I’m setting up the humidity/misting system in my glasshouse (replacing the temporary spray and timer setup). *Having spoken to a local horticultural supplier today it looks like I have 2x options.
Something to keep in mind is that this glasshouse is for growing Nepenthes and is about 8.5 x 12.5ft. *There will be a few other CP’s but they are not the priority.
So here are the 2 options I am looking at SO FAR:
Is to use a balance arm (artificial leaf) switch with multiple misting jets mounted throughout the glasshouse. *Basically a couple mounted facing up just over each bench and a few pointing down mounted to the highest point of the roof.
Pros – Cheaper
Cons – Too much moisture in the plants *No direct control of humidity.
Use a humidistat with a single misting nozzle mounted just in front of the circulation fan. *Humidity drops, jet sprays mist, fan distributes mist throughout glasshouse, humidity rises. *Note that this fan will run 24/7.
Pros – Direct control of humidity. *No/little moisture on leaves of Neps
Cons – Expensive
So what do you think? *Any other pros and cons I’ve missed?
I’m inclined to go option 1 as the humidistat in option 2 adds a heck of a lot of $$$ for a good one, however, I am a little worried about moisture on the leaves of my Neps? *Is it so much of an issue?