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RE: greenhouse

Good advice from Gene, if you know what you want to do with it you'll
know what to look for. For instance in mine I knew that I was not going
to use it during summer so I did not bother with cooling systems only a
fan at one end. That has worked pretty well although I probably should
have gotten a bigger fan, it does get too hot in spring just before I
want to put the plants outside. I put in water barrels to store heat
instead of having a heater, it did get very cold in there during The Big
Freeze last winter but it did not get below freezing and it was about 5
degrees outside. If that were a normal thing I would definitely have a
heater installed.  
Mine is redwood with corrugated polycarbonate sides, I think it's about
8 x 12. We bought a kit; definitely needed two people to assemble it but
it was nothing terribly complicated.  The automatic fan, the electric
outlet, and the water faucet were absolutely necessary. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Gene Bush
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 4:15 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] greenhouse

Hello Andrea,
    First thing up on greenhouses.... always buy larger than you think
you will need. Once you have one up it will fill in about 15 minutes and
you will want more space. Do you have a firm concept on exactly why you
want one? Exactly what goes in there and for how long? Will you want it
heated during winter? The smaller the greenhouse the closer you have to
pay attention to it. They can heat up to the point of cooking your
plants in a heart beat when small. You will need automatic vents for
summer, fans. 
Electric and water????
    Check the suppliers on line like Charlie's Greenhouses.
    Gene E. Bush
Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrea Hodges" <andreah@hargray.com>
Subject: [CHAT] greenhouse

>I need some advice. I want to buy a greenhouse (small one, 8X6 or so,
> little bigger) and I've never done this before. I don't want a
> plastic one. What I really want is a glass one but that's out of the 
> question,
> so what should I get, look for, etc. I've been looking on eBay but I'm

> very
> skeptical about purchasing such an important garden tool this way.
> A
> Andrea Hodges
> Beaufort, SC

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