Date: Wed, 29 Sep 1999 23:43:09 -0500 From: "Joe Harden" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Message-Id: <aabcdefg3380$foo@default> Subject: Greenhouse construction...
Well, I looked around our nursery, and found some spare greenhouse parts
nobody had any knowledge about! 6 complete metal 'bows' (don't know if
that's the technical name) That make the shape/roof, 5 poles to piece all of
them together, and I know we got the wood/cement etc to build a foundation.
Turns out, if assembled, this little house would be 30 feet wide, about
30-40 feet long, and 10 feet high in the middle. Before I jump to this
though, I am trying to plan for everything, and aquire everything. Here is
what I came up with:
We have several kerosene heaters with working timers, so I got the heating
problem planned for. If needed, I have the parts for a water cooling pad to
install on the side (won't consider unless I plan to mess with Cobra Lilies
and Sun Pitchers). In the very back of our nursery, I even found a spot to
assemble it with full sun -- It's 30 feet away from an office that has an
air conditioner, so I got a good supply of pure water, which will delay the
purchase of a R.O. unit. Since some plants hate the full sun, I have
shadecloth. Plastic for covering the greenhouse in the winter is no
problem. This is out in the country, so I would have to put shadecloth on
the sides and install doors, to keep out deer and maybe cover the entire
house, since there are squirells, skunks, possums, racoons, armadillos, etc
I think this covers all the basics for a greehouse, but if ANYONE has
advice on their own greenhouse succuess and failures, please email me about
them, I'm open for all suggestions. Even if you don't have a greenhouse but
you think I missed something here, please tell me. For what it will be
worth, I'm going to document everything I do, and make sure to build a FAQ
on it for others in the future that may want to build theirs.
I eagerly await any advice. Again, I don't mind if you email me privately.
www.mortellaro.com/joe Carnivorous Kingdom!
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