Mid Atlantic Gardening Gear Tool & Supplies forum: Potting Benches, Work Stations, Tables, Greenhouses and Racks

 
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Imagestormyla
May 5, 2011 9:13 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
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That growers supply has the neatest stuff! Thumbs up
ImageOnewish1
May 5, 2011 6:34 PM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
don't I know it.. dangerous site
Imagestormyla
May 6, 2011 6:50 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
People rate it very highly. I get their catalogue and always enjoy it. I think that Hart & Chris buy a fair amount of stuff from them.
ImageOnewish1
May 6, 2011 6:52 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
yes the cat. is great to look at and dream
Imagestormyla
May 6, 2011 6:54 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
It always gives me good ideas and I show them to Larry for him to make me something. Usually that works out really good and cheap. Thumbs up
Imagegardengus
May 20, 2011 5:28 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
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Hi,
This is my new little greenhouse . It went up about 6 weeks ago and has been almost packed ever since.
I have a few questions???
How hot is too hot? I have seen temps over 100.
also any way to keep the wasps from claiming it as their home? I don't mind wasps outside but this is a rather close space for the both of us Confused
Imagestormyla
May 20, 2011 6:08 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Cinda, Your greenhouse is looking really good. I know that it will be a real blessing for you in your climate!! The wasps sound like a hair raising addition!! Blinking
ImageOnewish1
May 20, 2011 8:49 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I am unsure how hot is too hot.. but when I was seeing 100 in there.. I would spray down the walls with the hose to cool it off some.. not sure if I needed to or not.. hopefully someone will know
Imagesheryl
May 20, 2011 7:56 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
I would guess it really depends on what you're keeping in there. Some plants can take those temps without blinking as long as they have plenty of water, some just can't. If your GH doesn't have a fan in the wall, I'd get a cheap box fan and set it up in the doorway for now, and consider buying some shade cloth if you don't have any tree cover. Cooling a GH is a much bigger deal than heating it, truly.

I've never had wasps actually make nests in my GH - that's when they're really bad, they like to protect their nests. I'm big on letting bugs be, but wasps with nests would bring out the spray - last wasp sting had my forearm swollen like a sausage.
Imagegardengus
May 20, 2011 8:05 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
I am thinking about looking fore some shade cloth. I don't have electricity out there, but my son just set up a solar light for the potting shed so maybe he could make a solar fan Big Grin I can always ask.
Imagesheryl
May 20, 2011 8:13 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Do you have venting in the ceiling? There are some inexpensive solar fans out there for roof installation.
ImageHollyAnnS
May 21, 2011 4:18 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Ditto on what Sheryl said. Shade cloth, vents those temp will really climb as the summer progresses. You should have a small fan for circulation, too. Some GH have automatic vents that open when the temps get to about 80. Will you keep plants in it this summer or is it just for spring growing?
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Imagegardengus
May 21, 2011 3:21 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Most of the plants will go into one of the gardens. I was planning on trying some peppers in large pots , heard peppers like it hot. I have 4 planted already and some in the garden ...testing for growth and production.
I was also thinking about keeping the fig and lime tree in there all summer but they can stay outside.
Imagesheryl
May 21, 2011 5:55 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Mmm - if it's in full sunlight, you won't be able to keep anything in there all summer. Maybe a date palm, lol...
Imagestormyla
Jun 13, 2011 11:07 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Did any of you greenhouse wannabees ever read this forum? it's pretty neat and he did such a good job of describing everything!

http://cubits.org/midcolumbiagardens/forums/view/greenhouses...
ImageHollyAnnS
Jun 13, 2011 11:22 AM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Thanks Stormy, Neat Thumbs up
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ImageOnewish1
Jun 14, 2011 4:39 AM CST
Name: Allison
NJ
I didn't look at the whole thing yet.. will later.. but I would imagine that shape would be strange to work with.. think a lot of lost space in there.. no??
Imagestormyla
Jun 14, 2011 8:47 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Actually Allison, that type of design is actually considered to be superior in functionality to the traditional shape. I have red a number of articles in the past espousing their merits over the old ones.
Imagercn48
Jun 15, 2011 3:33 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Probably IS "superior in functionality" but egads that's a ton of work compared to just throwing up a couple of hoops! Blinking

Cinda, totally missed your new greenhouse - awesome! Thumbs up Is there any way to remove any of the upper panels near the roofline or the triangular piece on the back wall to open it up for ventilation? Even with the door open it's probably going to get pretty steamy in there because there's no cross ventilation and the heat is trapped!
Imagegardengus
Jun 15, 2011 5:53 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
It has a vent in the top but I really like the idea of removing the back triangle panel , now that all threat of frost is just a memory .

Another question , do you think it would get hot enough inside all closed up to sterilize soil? Might be a good summer use for it.

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