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Posted April 09, 2014 - 10:34 PM

Finally got it finished, just in time to get the plants moved out, we have approximately seven thousand plants.

This is going to be our cold weather greenhouse, that's why it has the dirt piled around it.

We have been having 30mph winds from the north, west and the south for the past several days. So far it's still standing!

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Posted April 10, 2014 - 03:01 AM

Nice ! I like the dirt piled up , should keep the temps a little more stable.
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Posted April 10, 2014 - 05:19 AM

Nice job :thumbs:  I couldn't tell from the pictures , did you excavate the center and use the dirt for the outsides ?


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 05:22 AM

Im in envy, very nice job.


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 05:53 AM

Cool greenhouse!


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 07:34 AM

Thanks,

No it's at ground level, I already had the dirt sitting there so I thought it would be good insulation.

Although digging out the floor is a good idea.

Next we need to finish the other greenhouse, it's over 3X the size of this one.


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 08:13 AM

Wow, that's great.  I hope it stays intact with your high winds.  Nice work. :thumbs:


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 08:47 AM

Pretty cool.

How exactly do you built them, curve supports, type of plastic, etc?


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 12:42 PM

nice build !!!!  I'm jealous


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Posted April 10, 2014 - 10:12 PM

Thanks,

We built this for less then $200, the hoops are PVC pipe, we had the plastic already, then we used utility polls sunk into the ground a couple feet. The sides are made of pallets from the Kubota Tractor dealer, the gray/white tarp is from the COOP, it was used to cover a huge pile of wheat all winter. We used the tarp to cover the pallets so the dirt isn't against the wood to help prevent rot.

If you do use PVC pipe for a greenhouse, be sure the pipe is covered because the PVC messes with the greenhouse plastic and it makes it age really fast, the plastic will get very brittle and fall apart.

 

Here is a picture of the greenhouse before we had it finished, you can see how it was built a little better.

So far the greenhouse is still standing, tonight it was 55 outside and it was 72 with 60% humidity in the greenhouse and that was when the sun was setting.

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Posted April 11, 2014 - 07:37 AM

Thanks.

I knew the PVC will get brittle with any UV rays from sun, the gray electrical PVC works well for that.

I like hwo you re-purpose everything, nice job!






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