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RE: Gene's greenhouse

As I recall, you do have more space than some of us. Sounds like you
should move it. Just a matter of where, when, and elbow grease.


-- Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil> wrote:
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 be
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 floor
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 end
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 because
it got big in a hurry. Now it shades the greenhouse quite a bit when I bring
in plants end of October, and here the dead leaves hang on the sycamore for
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 all
summer anyway. But the tree is not going to get smaller...so I need to
decide what to do about it.   


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
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 only 
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
losing everything. It seldom gets below 28F even with several cloudy 0
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
potting up plugs and bare root in Feb. Don't have running water 'tho which
sort of a pain but do-able. By the end of Mar I'm bursting at the seams but 
by then I can start hardening off which isn't too difficult as the pots have

been subject to a hard life already! Am still anxious to try hypertufa. It's
New Years resolution! I like this time of year..Anticipation is high ( and
body doesn't hurt too much yet). kathy

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