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For those of you that own a greenhouse...

Last post Sun, May 16 2010 11:31 AM by Wyogirl. 6 replies.
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  • Thu, May 13 2010 8:30 AM

    • Zeus
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    For those of you that own a greenhouse...

     It's a future goal to maybe get myself a nice greenhouse. This time of year I really go into full speed gardening mode. Smile Anyways, there are so many choices out there available, etc. Which greenhouse do you have and what features do you like about it? 

  • Fri, May 14 2010 12:18 AM In reply to

    Re: For those of you that own a greenhouse...

    I don't have one yet, but will be very interested to hear the responses you've requested. My dream is to have one building which will house my hens on one end, a greenhouse on the other, with a storeroom in between. Further, the henhouse would open alternately into one of two garden areas so that the hens could run in the one lying fallow while the other is in use. AM
  • Fri, May 14 2010 8:25 AM In reply to

    • babs
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    Re: For those of you that own a greenhouse...

     ihave an 8ft X 8  ft. I need electric run to it. I have plants in it now that I started inside. I need to learn more on how to use  it sucessfully.Babs

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  • Fri, May 14 2010 8:47 AM In reply to

    • Karen K
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    Re: For those of you that own a greenhouse...

    I have one but I don't have the time to pull out the specs on it right now.  Will post my info later.  btw - I love it!

    Karen K

    http://www.sugarcreekwoodworking.com
    http://www.asimplepinebox.com
  • Fri, May 14 2010 2:24 PM In reply to

    • Karen K
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    Re: For those of you that own a greenhouse...

    This is the green house we bought in 2006 from Farm Tek.  I find more and more uses for it as I've gone along.  DH set it up so it has its own propane heater.  I always start tomato, peppers and some flowers mid April and by the end of May everything is mature enough to plant in the ground. 

    The only thing I don't like about this model are the roof vents.  If they are open and a strong breeze comes up the windows blow right off the house.

    http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10052&catalogId2=10001&ftCatalogId=10001&storeId=10001&langId=-1&division=FarmTek&searchMethod=wcSearch&searchType=ANY&searchBeginIndex=0&searchDefaultPerPage=10&ftSearchBeginIndex=0&ftSearchDefaultPerPage=10&mfPartNumber=103993

    Karen K

    http://www.sugarcreekwoodworking.com
    http://www.asimplepinebox.com
  • Sat, May 15 2010 9:04 PM In reply to

    Re: For those of you that own a greenhouse...

     My dream is to have  large garden, a separate fenced-in area for my cats (huge on, so they can really run), and a large greenhouse where I could have plants all year long. Gardening makes me so happy.

    Those things are on the If-I-Win-A-Lottery Wish List.

  • Sun, May 16 2010 11:31 AM In reply to

    • Wyogirl
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    Re: For those of you that own a greenhouse...

    We have a hoop house that we bought about thirty years ago from Charley's Greenhouse.  It is 10' X 20' and not big enough!  We mostly grow tomatoes in it as we live  at an elevation over 7,000 feet which means a very short growing season.  We have grown pepppers in it and I have some chives and garlic in it.  We are currently thinking about building or buying another one.  We don't heat it much, we have barrels of water along one side which really helps keep it warm.  On very cold nights we use an electric hearter in it.  It is covered with sheet plastic and we do have to replace that about every three to four years.  We tried fiberglass panels, but they didn't work very well as the wind would get under them and tear them off.  The sheet plastic seems to work alot better.  We also have a cold frame which we built and I like that also.  I usually plant Spinach and Lettuce in it very early in the Spring and also in the Fall. 

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