The biggest difference between deep cut and shallow cut gardens is how they’re designed.
Deep cut gardens tend to be more densely planted, so they’re less efficient in converting sunlight into heat.
But deep cut gardening is also less likely to use a lot of water, which means the greenhouse is much smaller.
And deep cut farms have more efficient drainage systems, which allows them to use less water.
This means the amount of greenhouse gas emitted by deep cut plants is actually higher than shallow cut plants.
“This is the difference between having a shallow cut garden versus a deep cut garden,” says David Tuckett, a climate scientist at Stanford University.
Deep cutting and shallow cutting are two of the best models for how to build deep cut greenspace.
Tucket and his team used the deep cut model in their study.
He says the deep-cut model is an important first step because it lets us know how plants are being grown in different environments, and it helps us make educated decisions about where to put greenhouse gas reduction programs.
“We’re still figuring out what the most efficient ways to grow plants are,” Tuckette says.
He’s now working on a deeper cut model, one that combines the different aspects of deep cut with shallow cut.
Tuckingett says deep cut is still the most appropriate option for a lot more people than shallow-cut.
“If you’re trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, deep cut isn’t going to cut it,” he says.
Deep-cut greenhouses are designed to be planted in water-rich soils, which are less likely than shallow cuts to be used up.
And deeper cut plants are typically planted in a different place than shallow ones.
That means deep cut growers tend to have less soil exposed to sunlight, which will tend to absorb more heat from the sun.
“You need a very high percentage of the water that is being used in the system,” Tucksett says.
The deeper cut can also make it more difficult for plants to absorb heat from light.
Deep cuts typically are built in a manner that prevents the plants from growing in a certain way.
“Deep cut greenhouse tend to grow vertically,” Tucker says.
If you can manage to build a deep cutting system, you’ll be able to cut down on the amount you need to pump water into your garden. “
It’s kind of like having a high-flow shower,” Tuckingets says.
If you can manage to build a deep cutting system, you’ll be able to cut down on the amount you need to pump water into your garden.
But if you have a deepcut layout, you may be better off using a shallow cutting design.
“A lot of people are just not going to build their deep cut or shallow cut, because they don’t know that deep cut will cut down even more water and they can’t use a deep irrigation system,” says Tucketts.
That’s a key takeaway from Tuckets study.
“I think deep cut needs to be considered as an option that is best for a wide range of people,” he said.
He said the research should help inform the design of more deep-cutting gardens, and he expects more deep cut design will be developed.
Tucksetts study is part of a larger research project that is looking at how deep cut can reduce greenhouse gases.
He and his colleagues also have found that deep cuts can reduce the amount plants need to absorb the greenhouse gases that come from their irrigation systems.
“The way we’ve designed our deep cut systems, the plants are able to get through the system with minimal water,” Tuns says.
“But if you add in some more water, we’re looking at the plant getting through the water-absorbing system at a higher rate.”
Tuckitt says this means deep cuts will be a better option for people who want to avoid irrigation and who want a more energy-efficient garden.
“These systems are really good at using the water to get energy out of the system, and then they can use that energy for energy that is not directly used by the plants,” he adds.