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Posted November 23, 2010 - 09:00 PM

This is my first year with my mini greenhouse .work out very well, I put seed trays and seedlings before setting them in the garden and now has lettuce growing. It has a automatic vent opener from Harbor Freight.The lid overides the opener so you can get access to the plants. It's portable , sitting on the picnic table in the pictures. I want to try putting some outdoor rope light for heat , a 20' length is under 20 watts. Maybe a timer or thermostat to control the temperature. Some day I would like something you can walk in.
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Posted November 23, 2010 - 09:49 PM

I like it, I've heard of rope light being used as soil heater before, good idea.
My neighbor has 27 greenhouses 20'x100', some connected together, he grows and sells annual flowers, operates about 1/2 the year, makes enough to live on for a full year. Would love to be able to do that.

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Posted November 24, 2010 - 08:37 AM

I like it, I've heard of rope light being used as soil heater before, good idea.
My neighbor has 27 greenhouses 20'x100', some connected together, he grows and sells annual flowers, operates about 1/2 the year, makes enough to live on for a full year. Would love to be able to do that.


That's more than an acre of indoor space. I'd love to have that much land to put it all on LOL!

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Posted November 24, 2010 - 05:00 PM

I was thinking maybe some kind of hoop house, 12 x 30 would be great . But it's all fun no matter what size cold frame , greenhouse garden you have .

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Posted November 24, 2010 - 09:00 PM

Cool

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Posted November 25, 2010 - 07:06 AM

I think the mini greenhouse is a great idea. Using that to experiment with before building a larger one would definitely help :thumbs:

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Posted November 25, 2010 - 07:42 AM

That's cool man.:thumbs:

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Posted November 27, 2010 - 03:23 PM

Here's a picture of what's growing now , lid prop open , I removed the shelf to give the peppers dug from the garden room but it was a lost cause , too cold. But the lettuce is growing well1126101258.jpg

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Posted November 27, 2010 - 03:57 PM

Looks like the plants are happy in there :bounce:

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Posted January 20, 2011 - 11:46 PM

like it

burris Welcome to GTTalk! :wave: There is a member introduction forum Here If you could hop on over there and introduce yourself, we'd like to hear what kind of garden tractors you have, and I'm sure that there are lots of folks just itching to say Hi! I'm glad that you've joined us!

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Posted January 21, 2011 - 12:06 PM

Very nice. I wonder if Mrs. Rev would use something like that in the spring and fall?

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Posted March 29, 2011 - 09:30 PM

Do you have a parts list to put build one? Was it reasonable to build? Nice job

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Posted March 30, 2011 - 07:41 AM

Do you have a parts list to put build one? Was it reasonable to build? Nice job



Thanks , I saw ones kind of like that on some gardening sites but kind of "winged " as I went with materials that I had on hand . I'll get some close up pic's and sizes for you. Al

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Posted March 30, 2011 - 12:22 PM

Very nice. I wonder if Mrs. Rev would use something like that in the spring and fall?


She just might. I used to do lawn work for a lawyer, till he sold his house and moved into a condo.
The condo had a window box that extended outside and his wife grew Herbs for the kitchen in it.

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Posted March 31, 2011 - 07:53 PM

Here's 2 more pics , the inside is 58 1/2" x 26" , that way 4 standard trays will fit front to back and 2 can fit end to end on the shelf. The mini greenhouse is made of 1/2"plywood , the inside is lined with 1/2" shinny insulation board , the outside has vinyl siding . It's 46" tall . The automatic opener is mounted in the middle to a board that's hinged at the top .This way the lid can be opened without having to unhook the opener .0331111632.jpg

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