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Old 06-16-2008, 08:52 AM
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Hey Y'all,
The latest pictures of the progress on the portable garage conversion to a green house are now posted on my profile folder.
Because of the rain this weekend , The shade cloth,shelving , and doors are'nt installed yet. When the weather becomes a little better These things will be finished off. As it stands now you can pretty much see just how I did the conversion.
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Bill
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:07 AM
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That is turning out sooo well, Bill!
It looks quite large, what are the dimensions?

I notice that you have a sort of a trough built along one long side,
will that be filled with soil and planted into directly?
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:33 AM
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Hey dirty looks soooooooo good u the man. I was wondering also about the trough, whats it for? Anyway very nice job.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:28 AM
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Hello ladies,
So happy that you liked the pics of the new greenhouse.
The trough is going to be filled with compost and garden soil. There will be a purlin (pipe) higher up from the rafters where I will have a corded trellis hanging down to attach my vines and tomatoes during the winter.This will allow me to have fresh veggies all year.There will be my rain gutter shelf and wire shelving acrossfrom the trough where my lettuce will be growing along with the trays of seedlings of my other plants.(perennials and spring veggies starts.)
The center is where I will overwinter my tropical plants and citrus trees.
Overall size is 10' wide by 20'4" long by 10' high.It is'nt large at all when everything will be in place.I still have to install a small heater and a couple fans in it too.
The doors will be plastic film over a frame made with 1"x3" pine boards.This will allow me to use my lawn tractor to pull the large tubs with Plumeria,citrus,and Fig tree into the center area.
I'll see how it works out this year and if there is'nt enough room I may have to put another one up. I am still going to use the hobby greenhouse along with the larger one.
When it is completed I'll add those photos here also.
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:25 PM
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You are so lucky to be able to have such a wonderful "room" to use for your planting enjoyment. I would love to have one but just don't have the room. I think if I did I would probably just move in (so long as I could get cable to keep on Plant Swap).
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Very nice
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Finished greenhouse project


Finally !!!,
This past Sunday Randy and I finished up the greenhouse. I have added the final eight pictures to the others in my profile album. This fall I will cover the screened doors with plastic film,but for now during the hot weather ,they will just keep the bugs and varmits out.
With the large fan working and the 60% shade cloth,the temps inside are in the mid 90's while the outside temps are around 100 degrees or more. During the colder months I will use two 10" box fans to regulate the temps. ,and will have four 30 gallon garbage pails filled with water to heat it passively during the nights.
The big question now is ,"how will it hold up to heavy winds.
Wish me luck on that one.
Next project is,Raised bed for my rhubarb and a strawberry tower. Think I'll wait a bit for it to cool down outside before that though.
Happy gardening Y'all,
Bill
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Great job Dirty, u da man, I like it, Good plantin 2 ya Buddy.
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strawberry tower


I thought I would clarify what I meant about a strawberry tower I'm planning to build.This tower could be used for many other planting projects too so I thought I would send anyone interested to the site I found it on. I wanted a place to put some strawberries for my strawberry rhubarb pie fetish.I did'nt want to put in the usual three tier bed,so I went on a search. Here is what I found:http://www.runnerduck.com/strawberry_tree.htm
Maybe it will give you some ideas.
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Old 07-24-2008, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by dirtyfingernails View Post:
I thought I would clarify what I meant about a strawberry tower I'm planning to build.This tower could be used for many other planting projects too so I thought I would send anyone interested to the site I found it on. I wanted a place to put some strawberries for my strawberry rhubarb pie fetish.I did'nt want to put in the usual three tier bed,so I went on a search. Here is what I found:http://www.runnerduck.com/strawberry_tree.htm
Maybe it will give you some ideas.
Happy gardening,
Bill
Great idea for quite a few things! Do you then grow the plants around the outside and train them up?
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Old 07-25-2008, 05:06 AM
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Thank u Dirty for that great project site I c a few things that interest me.
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gardeningmom,
You could plant either vertical plants ,or an array of trailing ones for a really beautiful arrangement on a raised plain of view. With a bottom and rollers it could be real nice on a deck too. I plan on using one on either end of a 14foot raised bed that will be for my rhubarb.
I think it would also make a fantastic herb garden using little space,and placed outside the rear door of the home also.
I enjoyed sharing with y'all,
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