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When I want to smell spring
« on: December 30, 2013, 06:48:16 PM »
I go in the greenhouse.
 

  

  

 

Cold frames.
 

  

 
some green and 50  :D :D
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Re: When I want to smell spring
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 06:52:30 PM »
Not bad Peter..if you can just stay in the Greenhouse.  :D
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Re: When I want to smell spring
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 06:55:10 PM »
I miss ours. We use to start about Feb. Use to be great to walk in there when the sun was out. But try that when it's dark out.   :o  Even with 2 layers of plastic it did good with the sun.But when the sun went down,the oil would kick in. Would see a 250 gallon tank drop down a of a tank on them cold nights.
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Re: When I want to smell spring
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 07:03:50 PM »
We will get the seeds ready the  2# week in Feb. Nothing freezes in there Ray



Not bad Peter..if you can just stay in the Greenhouse.  :D

Some days I like to. But for now I fix things in there and it is nice ;D
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 07:14:44 PM »
Must have glass if it don't freeze in there? Those raised beds help out too. I just had 2 layers of plastic. At night,with no heat,what ever the temp was outside,it was the same temp inside.
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Re: When I want to smell spring
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2013, 08:19:03 PM »
Peter, that's great!  Been daydreaming about a greenhouse for a while, now that I've got a mill no more excuses, right! ;) ;D  What are the raised beds made out of, pine, hemlock, cedar, other?  And how are they filled?  It's not all soil is it?  Are they lined?  Sorry for all the questions. :)
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Re: When I want to smell spring
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2013, 08:56:40 PM »
John M. not lined made of pine and hemlock 4x6x16s and 4'.. pre drill and use 1/2 rebar. I filed 1/2 way with gravel then loam. made the first one fill it with the  John Deere and worked my way out then made the G house.
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Re: When I want to smell spring
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2013, 08:58:46 PM »
I did put old bed rail from side to side to hold the sides in too
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Re: When I want to smell spring
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2013, 11:52:47 PM »
thecfarm, the secret is to run a very small blower inside the two layers of plastic, as an air cushion. You'll save heat that way, also look into a bigger tank for your oil. Cheaper rate. HTH, JoeB

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Re: When I want to smell spring
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2013, 07:18:02 AM »
And run pipe through the raze bed with heat. A lot of guys heat the air . Should heat the bed. Hot air will rise.then put a line in for water, one that weeps.
I would run the green House year round but how much can Ann and I eat. :D :D :D well If we had kids, were to old for that now  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2013, 08:17:17 AM »
We went around to many small green houses and got ideas. I knew about the blower between the plastic. I just never did it. Bottom heat on the plants make a big diffenace too. All gone now. I put the OWB where the greenhouse was. I should of got the OWB first. Than the greenhouse.
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