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This is a discussion on Greenhouse Kit Fever within the Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; LOL...too funny...Being i grow in a greenhouse that belongs to someone else, I am aware ...
LOL...too funny...Being i grow in a greenhouse that belongs to someone else, I am aware what is involved. Plus, in the northeast winter, you need a backup heat source in case one fails and a generator to power things in case the power is out from ice storms or trees down from a summer thunderstorm knocking out the power. If your not around, an auto on generator can save your collection from freezing or baking.
Extra things that I know I would want in my greenhouse
1 at least 5 -wall polycarbonate for the roof and twin wall for the sides.
2 auto roof vents
3 thermal retractable curtains for shading and trapping the heat, below the gable space during the winter.
4 gutter system feeding into a large reservoir for collection of rain water and snow melt so it can be pumped out for watering.
5 rolling benches, so I can maximize bench space.
6 a cool room with a wet wall
7 attached potting shed
8 passive and active solar features
9 an unlimited budget
OMG, I was thinking of building a GH but now it looks like I need to add extra $$ to my budget. How much does a HAF cost and what is a HAF??
I'll build one when I'm rich and famous. Then you can all see it on my episode of Cribs!
Thats greenhouse talk for basically any fan you can spare to agitate the air inside the GH and provide adequate air circulation.
It can be a fancy $200.00 industrial grade fan from a specialty greenhouse supplier, or it could be those cheap $10.00 box fans from your local drug store.
The idea is to keep all the air moving all the time inside the GH.
Wetfeet: your greenhouse is beautiful!
I WANT ONE! WAAAAAH!
You say you grow orchids in someone else's greenhouse?
Do they charge you rent?
My BF was saying the other day: I wonder if you can rent space in a greenhouse.
Thanks (hope we can meet)