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ImageOnewish1
Jul 25, 2010 8:41 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
yes... and I have some that don't roll... only the one small rolling thing .. the rest are industrial shelves made from steel .. we had to put plywood down on them they were just frames when Randy picked them up.. until I get a heater for the GH they will stay inside until the weather warms up some.. hopefully this winter we will get that done
Imagestormyla
Jul 25, 2010 9:05 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I have a large steel rolling rack that i keep covered under the deck in winter that I fill in spring and roll it in & out of the garage full of plants until it feels safe to leave them out over night. It sits out most of the summer with plants on it. You just reminded me that I should put it away now. But as soon as I do. I'll need it again. Blinking

I didn't use any cold frames this year, but normally I do.

Imagesheryl
Jul 26, 2010 6:43 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
What do you use your cold frames for?
Imagestormyla
Jul 26, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Seedlings, young plants, early arrivals, getting the over wintered annuals out of the house early.
Imagesheryl
Jul 26, 2010 7:40 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I have a number of old window frames that I thought I'd make into cold frames, I'm just not sure that I would need them for anything other than what I use the GH for.
ImageHollyAnnS
Jul 26, 2010 7:49 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
I have been thinking about cold frames for a couple of years now. You know one more thing for the list. Hilarious!
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ImageOnewish1
Jul 26, 2010 8:24 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I bought these today

http://tinyurl.com/Electric-Utility-Heater

http://tinyurl.com/Greenhouse-Shelf-Unit

the shelf unit was $20.00 earlier today.. but now went up to 34.95
Imagestormyla
Jul 26, 2010 8:28 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
You could make grow boxes out of them to get veggies early and late. The advatange of the cold frames over the greenhouse, is the ability to open or remove the lids. It will keep the plants cooler on hot days and you can let the rain come in.

I only have one whole one left in good shape. The grass guy used to tear them up with the weed whacker. He did that to the Wall of Waters too.

So now, I just set up bales of straw in a rectangle and set old storm doors on top of them. The one year that I put stuff out in February, I put straw and manure on the ground, under the trays. and lined the walls with bubble wrap. I had so many plants growing by March that it took me till August to plant them all and I gave lots away.

Then, I compost the manure and straw. It's a great way to do it. Another good idea from Martha Stewart.
Imagestormyla
Jul 26, 2010 8:33 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Sheryl, Have you seen some of the neat things people have made using old windows in the DG Trash to Treasure forum? One person made a glass enclosed outdoor etegere that resembled a cathedral. It was a beautiful piece of yard art and was great for giving plants some warm winter sun.

Really nice racks, Allison and what a great buy. Thumbs up Do you have a floor in your GH now, or do you just leave it au natural?
ImageOnewish1
Jul 27, 2010 3:39 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
right now it's just landscaping fabric .... I want to put something down to hold the heat for winter

great ideas with the straw bales & storm door.. love that!!
Imagestormyla
Jul 27, 2010 8:42 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thanks, Allison. What did you have in mind that would hold the heat?
ImageHollyAnnS
Jul 27, 2010 11:18 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Blackbarrells filled with water make good solar collectors. 5gal buckets painted black work too and you can sit your plants on top of them. I wonder if anyone has a Greenhouse Cubit? Ric has old radiators that he collected years ago thinking he could use them under the benches.
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Imagestormyla
Jul 27, 2010 1:17 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
So maybe setting clear plastic panels on top of the barrels and sitting the plants on them, would give good storage and still let the light in enough to warm the plants?
Imagesheryl
Jul 27, 2010 5:34 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I agree - I could use the windows over straw bales - great idea, thanks!

Rolling my eyes. And thanks to The Martha.
Imagestormyla
Jul 27, 2010 6:12 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
It's a good thing! Smiling
Imagestormyla
Jul 31, 2010 12:10 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Holly, I did find a Greenhouse cubit, but it's only got a pix of 1 real greenhouse in it.

http://cubits.org/greenhousegrowing/forums/view/LetsTalkGree...
Imagestormyla
Oct 3, 2010 2:06 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Copying the link over here that Allison posted for where she got her greenhouse.

http://www.gardenharvestsupply.com/productcart/pc/Snap-Grow-...
ImageOnewish1
Oct 3, 2010 9:14 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
Hurray!
ImageHollyAnnS
Oct 6, 2010 9:49 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Thanks Stormy & Allison.
For those that didn't hear Ric and I were gifted a 10 X 12 Harbor Freight Greenhouse Aluminum frame with UV-coated polycarbonate panels. Hopefully we will be able to get it up before bad weather sets in. When we get home we have to see if we need a building permit years ago we wouldn't need one but not sure about now and since it would be easily seen from the road we might what to make sure before we put it up. We are also discussing putting it on a permanent foundation. More work and $$ but then we could insulate the foundation which would make it hold the heat better. We will let you know how it's going as we move forward with it. Pictures for sure, too.
Life is Great! Holly
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Imagestormyla
Oct 6, 2010 9:57 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That's very exciting Holly. It will be nice if you are able to keep some of the plants that you normally have to bring into the house in there.

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