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This is a discussion on Greenhouse help... within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Ok, so I live in New York and I've been growing under lights and windowsill. ...

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    Cool Greenhouse help...

    Ok, so I live in New York and I've been growing under lights and windowsill. I decided to go for it and bought a 6' x 8' greenhouse for the summer season. I'm new to greenhouse culture and I'm a little clueless. What should I get, do I need, do you recommend that I do?? It'll be here in about a week. Thanks!!

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    Is it glass? If it remember that glass is great conductor of heat. Even in New York you will get sunshine. Glass + sun can kill if you aren't aware. I'm excited for you

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    Glass?? Oh No! I wish I had the funds for something like that. I really wanted the Victorian insulated 12' x 20' with double doors, misting system, heater, and automatic vents, but I would have had to sell a kidney...lol!! It's just a simple 4mm twin wall polycarbonate 6' x 8'. I've ben looking into things and it looks like I should get the auto top vent, a fan and some shade cloth. I plan on doing a 4" crushed stone floor for humidity. How does that sound?

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    Sounds good Kevin, good ventilation is the key.

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    It is all about ventilation. Heat is a killer. It all sounds great Kevin. Post pictures beginning with construction. We all like to be involved

    ...and the crush stone is great to add.

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    I cannot give you much advise on the greenhouse construction, I would like to see the progress. Because........

    I AM NOSY!!! Lol
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    I'll definitely keep everyone posted. Thanks for the support.

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    Just a quick update. It's not complete yet so I'll post more when I get my plants in there...Hope you like it.

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    Wow! That's really coming along nicely - I can't wait to see it all filled with orchids!

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    Looks really nice !

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