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OK I am planning to start building my grow tunnel. I have one issue I still have not resolved for myself yet...siting. My property is severely sloping, I haven't measured it but I would say at about 30 plus degrees on the east- west axis (probably 45 in some areas). In my garden I have my beds running north-south for water run off/ soil erosion, which won't be a huge issue in the tunnel. What would you do? Run it N-S or deal with the slope?
 

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Terracing has crossed my mind several times....I am just picturing heavy equipment, rock walls, disturbing the trees...high price tags. I know this is what they do in Italy/ Greece and such areas with the little farms on the hills, but they've had generations to build them. I'll re-think it. I know my dh would love to rent some more heavy equipment to play with. I can't see it happening this year though.
 

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While physical features definitely come into play think about the quality/quantity of light and when yo'll be using the facility to grow. Away from the equator North-South orientation results in greater interception of sun, but a majority of that is during the summer months. East-West oreintation yeilds greater interception of light during winter months, but the disperal inside the structure is affected greatly by the shadows of the physical structural members.
 
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