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Re: Greenhouse problems

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Greenhouse problems
  • From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 09:30:51 -0500
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O.K., any suggestions for a heater for my greenhouse?  Normal floor heaters
really eat up the electricity and I hate that.  It's a "portable type" and
not the best in the world.  I can see where some of the panels are not
fitting tightly and will have to work on it some.  We found it on Craig's
List for $300.00.  They bought it for $600.00 and never used it much.  So -
here I am - a first time greenhouse user and I know NOTHING.  Right now I
have a heat lamp in there because the temps are only low at night.  No need
for a fan just yet because I can vent the windows.  I guess I'll
eventually have to get the automatic vent openers.
We how a power outage last night, 2:00 in the morning, and my first thought
was "cr*p, I hope it comes back on soon or my plants will suffer".  I liked
it better when I could drag them in the house...but my husband was tired of
that.  So - HE is the one who bought the greenhouse.  I feel like I'm
leaving my children in the cold or unattended.

On 10/30/08, Zemuly Sanders <zemuly@comcast.net> wrote:
> I can pretty much guarantee that your ficus will be fine.
> zem
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95
> CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 1:49 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Greenhouse problems
> I discovered the fan in my greenhouse wasn't working when I checked my
>> plants over the weekend.  It must have gotten into the 100s in there
>> even with the door open.  The ficus and geranium got pretty crispy and a
>> couple succulents even got toasted. Good thing I hadn't moved everything
>> in yet. Husband says a bearing seized up and (insert technical details)
>> anyway, I had to order a new fan. We'll see if the ficus leafs out
>> again, I have more geranium plants and the succulents will just have to
>> look ugly for a little while.  Could have been worse.
>> I filled up the dumpster again with the rest of the big juniper we took
>> out, and filled up the regular green waste can with the dead basil. Just
>> didn't realize how big those plants were until I started pulling them
>> out. At least they smell good! We opened the gate for the chickens so
>> they can scratch around in the veggie garden area.
>> I've pretty much decided against the blue rug juniper for my bare spot
>> in the front.  I really have never liked junipers of any kind and I
>> would rather have something more decorative. At least, that's what I'm
>> thinking today. I have a long history of dithering.  :-)
>> Cyndi
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