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RE: Gene's greenhouse

Do you have any seedlings?  I am trying to get some sycamores to grow on
our property.  We purchased one...only one area nursery had one for
sale...my DH and I think they are beautiful.
Bonnie ETN Zone 7

> [Original Message]
> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 1/18/2006 11:59:05 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Gene's greenhouse
> It doesn't get cold enough where I live to need real heat inside the
> greenhouse. I put in 3 big plastic drums full of water, figuring it would
> a kind of thermal buffer for when the temps drop. I guess it works.
> Sometimes if it is forecasted to get seriously cold I'll run a little
> heater at night. What I should have done is buy a bigger fan. Even in
> winter, when the sun is out it gets hot in there, upwards of 90F. By the
> of March I've moved everything outside. Mid-summer it will get over 120F
> (comes in handy if you need to dehydrate veggies or fruit leather). 
> I have a dilemma now though. When we sited the greenhouse there was this
> small struggling sycamore nearby. It was a side of our yard we didn't use
> much, didn't irrigate. I didn't figure the sycamore would cause a
problem. I
> guess it got enough water from what drips onto the greenhouse floor
> it got big in a hurry. Now it shades the greenhouse quite a bit when I
> in plants end of October, and here the dead leaves hang on the sycamore
> months unless there's a really big wind. On the plus side, most of what I
> bring inside is the stuff from my patio which has been in partial shade
> summer anyway. But the tree is not going to get smaller...so I need to
> decide what to do about it.   
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Of Cornergar@aol.com
> Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:14 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Gene's greenhouse
> I think I am grateful now that I made the decision to go passive solar
> in my grnhse so I do not have any gas bills. I do have power so in really 
> extreme weather I can leave lights on for enough additional warmth to keep
> from 
> losing everything. It seldom gets below 28F even with several cloudy 0
> degree 
> days in a row. Of course I'm not really "growing" anything...just holding.
> But it 
> works for holding the more tender things in 1 gal pots and I can be out
> there 
> potting up plugs and bare root in Feb. Don't have running water 'tho which
> is 
> sort of a pain but do-able. By the end of Mar I'm bursting at the seams
> by then I can start hardening off which isn't too difficult as the pots
> been subject to a hard life already! Am still anxious to try hypertufa.
> a 
> New Years resolution! I like this time of year..Anticipation is high ( and
> the 
> body doesn't hurt too much yet). kathy
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