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Re: Constructing a greenhouse

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Constructing a greenhouse
  • From: "Kent Kratz" <kkratz@casaflora.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2004 12:59:15 -0500

With so small a space to put a structure in and with walls on three sides,
you would be better off building a shade house made of lathe and covering it
during the winter with your plastic.  You may be able to attach the plastic
to your house walls instead of the lathe.  During the summer, take the
plastic off and leave the ferns in the shade house.  You are only talking
about 18 square meters of plastic.  Instead of a door, you would probably
pull aside the plastic in the front of the house.

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Doret Vermeulen" <cfao@iway.na>
> To: <ferns@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 8:59 AM
> Subject: [ferns] Constructing a greenhouse
> > Hi to all the fernies,
> >
> > I want to construct a new greenhouse.  But I need some help on this
> subject
> > as we build one but it did not work that well.  It was just a steel
> > construction covered with UV plastic and again with white 100% shade
> cloth.
> > It worked wonders in winter but came summer I almost lost all my ferns.
> It
> > got to hot inside.  I left open the doors but it did not help much.  We
> took
> > it down.  Now we have a new corner that is part of the house it has
> > brick walls so all I need to do is put in a fourth wall and a roof and
> voila
> > I would have a brand new greenhouse.  It would be 3mx3m and 2m high but
> > need to know if I should put in an extractor fan to suck out the hot
> I
> > have no idea if this is the right name for the fan I am talking about.
> >
> > You see our summer temperatures are quite high it reaches about 38
> > Celsius so with a greenhouse having only one door it is difficult to get
> any
> > aircirculation as there are almost no wind and if there are any wind it
> > scorching hot.
> >
> > If someone knows anything please help me out or even just a website
> I
> > might have a look.
> >
> > Thanks a million
> > Doret
> >
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