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This is a discussion on Greenhouse help... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Looking great!! Will be a nice greenhouse for your plants! cheers, BD...

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    Looking great!! Will be a nice greenhouse for your plants!

    cheers,
    BD

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    Great looking greenhouse, Kevin. Congrats.

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    Kevin:

    Congrats on your new greenhouse, looks great! I don't know what you are growing (cattleyas, dendrobiums, paphs, phals?) but seems you need shading, good air movement is essential, I would leave the bottom part of the screen sides for ventilation or you can place a fan somewhere. The crushed rock floor is a great idea, if the day is too hot you can spray the floor and get from 5 to 10 degrees cooler. I'm sure you will fill it up in no time (sooner than you expect!).
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    Kevin, I have had a greenhouse for many years, and I believe that a misting system is REALLY important. It should go around the bottom ( misting on top tends to develop rot in orchids ) and can be bought at most "box stores." Betty

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    kevin,your green house looks awesome.wait to see the picture when you fill up your plants

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    Nice project! I'm thinking about something very similar for this summer, next to my house as well, but with a single slope roof. Are you worried about snow build-up against the downward angled roof and the garage wall (especially in Buffalo)? If I build it (Tek Supply kit) I want to use one of my pool solar hot-water panels installed on the roof above the greenhouse to heat it in the winter. Looks like you could do something similar.

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    Just super nice.

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    Very nice green house indeed, congrats,

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    Thanks all!! Yeah I'm not too worried about the snow build up. I'll be out shoveling avyhow, I can just dust it off everry once in a while. Plus the polycarbonate is pretty strong. I see what everyone means about ventilation. I've been watching the temperature swing (without plants) and even on a 60 degree day, the temp can jump st almost 110 in no time. More vents it is. They'll be going in later today along with a fan. I decided to replace the cheap shade tarp with some 60% shade aluminet cloth to hopefully keep it a tad cooler.

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    Looking good, Kevin!

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