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Greenhouse (late) Spring Cleaning

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    Default Greenhouse (late) Spring Cleaning

    I decided to clean up and rearrange the greenhouse shelves to give me more bench space and a wider walkway in the middle.
    Since I am using the generic storage shelves, the process only took me an hour.

    This was my old setup. As you can see, the vertical shelf setup provided bright light to the top shelves, but diminished as you go down to the lower shelves.
    The vertical spacing between shelves also limited the size of plants I can put in the lower shelves.

    Old Setup



    Here's the new setup:

    Now I can see pretty much everything from any part of the walkway. No more hide-n-seek with the plants.


    I gained about an extra foot in width on the walkway after rearranging the shelves.


    This side remains unchanged.


    This is where I made the biggest change. The new "grocery store" shelf configuration gives me more bench space and puts the plants closer to the ground, and further away from the hot greenhouse roof.
    Also, since there are no shelves on top of the plants (except for the phals), they now all receive equal amounts of sunlight and have more vertical room to grow.


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    Great job! I love your greenhouse before and after!

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    I'm jealous!!

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    very neat!

    more space for newcomers and soon hide and seek again, lol.

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    Looking great, John. I need to do some serious spring cleaning in our GH too. LOL, but since today is the first day of summer here on this side of the world, I guess I will have to wait till next spring.... hehehehe....

    Cheers,
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    Great job!was that a Bonsai I spotted on the shelf on the left of photo 3? I so want to win the lotto so I can move somewhere I can have a greenhouse for my babies but then my husband would never see me as I would be out there all the time

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    It looks pretty empty now that everything is tidy John

    Great looking GH

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    In just three months, without buying any new plants (and actually giving a bunch away), the greenhouse is once again on the brink of filling up.
    The plants grew fast this growing season it was quite a surprise. I had a few fatalities due to disease and stress but majority are in great shape.



    I even had to make a makeshift shadehouse on the east side of the greenhouse for the bulkier plants.


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    I want a greenhouse and am green with envy at yours! Love it!!!!

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