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Old 01-13-2012, 07:16 AM
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My winter sanity!


Re-arranging the plants inside so I can start planting my seeds.
Bubble wrap the whole inside to help retain the heat.

Then here is some hellebores blooming also.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:51 AM
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Very nice! What I wouldn't do to get my husband talked into a greenhouse! Then of course I'd never be indoors, and we would never eat!
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:29 PM
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Same here cicindy

Very nice set up you have there, if it's gone in the morning don't blame me
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:08 PM
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Very nice greenhouse - how big is it? Looks huge from the picture.
I would be just like the other gals and never be in the house to cook if I something like that to play in.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:18 PM
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Me too. Nice indeed.
That was is large enough to walk around in, I just need a nice warm. place to start the seeds.
I have an old swing set structure in my backyard and was thinking of trying to make some kind of small greenhouse. Will post a pic if I can get it setup. and done.

btw...
What all do you currently. have growing in your greenhouse?
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:11 AM
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Thank you all. The greenhouse is 8.5W x 25 ft. long. The pictures shows half of it. I save the other half for my seedling that I am going to do in a few days.

I have a radio there to listen when I'm there and a heater to keep me toasty. I go there in the morning with a coffee and look around, it is so peaceful in there.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:35 AM
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Wow, that is a good size greenhouse and yet I bet there are times that you wish you still had more space. When it comes to plants there never seems to be enough room for all of them to fit.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:39 AM
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Awesome..one of my dreams one day! Nice set up!
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:52 AM
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Hi ChiChi,
What a beautiful greenhouse.
I am curious, as I am not familiar with the climates throughout the U.S..
What temperatures do you get through the year? How long would you have to keep plants in your greenhous?
Just gives me some sort of perspective of everyones growing situations. Hope you do not mind.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:08 PM
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My winter sainty


O MY! I think I would just move me a bed in there and never come out.
I hope to have one, maybe next year!!
My Hubby " The Plant Assassin" ( I mean that in the most loving way) built me 1 this winter. He took an old tarp frame( the kind you might set up for a small shady area to sit outside) and wrapped and roofed it in plastic, hung some lights in it for heat. It's not pretty but it works.. Now if I could just keep the racoons from thinking it's theirs, it would be perfect. You would not believe the containers they have knocked over. I pick them up and repot the plant. So far they have not killed any of them. I hope it continues that way til spring or I will have to move them back in the house. Anyone have any ideas on how to get them to move out?
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:15 PM
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I like the greenhouse too.
I'm still curious what people do with greenhouses in the middle of summer.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:41 AM
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SwampLady and Diane, thank you for admiring.

Richard, during summer it is very hot and humid around here where I live(95-100) sometimes it feels hotter. My husband would not even ride his Harley motorcycle it is too hot to ride. I usually get them out around April. So, the plants stays in for maybe 4 months.

PlantSwapCookie, the greenhouse would be empty during the summer. I have power in there but I don't want to spend money in maintenance. This is just a hobby for me growing plants.

sherrih, before my husband build me a hoop-house made of pvc. It was 14'wx16'Long. It works well all year around. During summer I role the plastic half way up, tie them up so air can move freely inside. Then I wrap the bottom with netting so no small animals can get it.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:01 PM
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Wow, 14'. Those are some big hoops!
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