Greenhouses forum: Some green house photos.

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Name: Erik
San Juan Island Washington and
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eriktampabay
Mar 7, 2013 4:38 PM CST
Here are some photos of our green house in Florida. As well as our shade house and planting beds. We use a solar panel to heat up water that is ran through copper tubing underneath the beds. We can get these beds up to 97F.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 7, 2013 4:56 PM CST
Erik,
Looks like a nice set up. Whats that your growing? I'm green with envy with all the space you have and solar panels. Must cost almost nothing to heat up the soil. Green Grin!
By the way Welcome! To ATP!!!! Hope you like it here.
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Name: Erik
San Juan Island Washington and
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eriktampabay
Mar 7, 2013 4:58 PM CST
Thank you.

Looks like an enjoyable forum. The green house and shade house are dedicated to hybrid palms. The planting beds are dedicated for other palms that we contract grow.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Mar 7, 2013 5:04 PM CST
Keep us updated on your growing.
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Name: Erik
San Juan Island Washington and
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eriktampabay
Mar 7, 2013 5:22 PM CST
Will do. We do about 15,000 hybrid palms a year. And contract grow around 20,000 other palm seedlings a year.
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Mar 7, 2013 5:29 PM CST
that's some serious greenhousing! Rolling on the floor laughing

Looks wonderful. what a set up!
Name: Susan B
East Tennessee (Zone 6b)
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lakesidecallas
Mar 11, 2013 10:08 PM CST
Wow, that's a lot of palms! You have a very nice set up.
Name: Erik
San Juan Island Washington and
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eriktampabay
Mar 13, 2013 1:34 PM CST
Thank you.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Mar 17, 2013 12:25 PM CST
Wow
Nice set up
Looks like the palms grow fast , do they get moved outside or just shipped off?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Erik
San Juan Island Washington and
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eriktampabay
Mar 17, 2013 4:09 PM CST
Thank you Everyone. Gardengus

We germinate the palms in the greenhouse. They spend about 3 months there until they are over 6 inches. Then we pot them up in either 50 cell trays or 3.5 liners and moved to the shade house until they are rooted out. They are shipped off to various locations and they pot them up to 1 gallons. Depending on the location of where they are shipped. Usually a year and a half in southern Florida they will take the 1 gallons and plant them in the ground. Photo below is some 4 year old palms grown in Southern Florida from our greenhouse.Thumb of 2013-03-17/eriktampabay/79caf1
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Mar 21, 2013 6:51 PM CST
I would envy a greenhouse 1,000 times smaller than yours!

>> Then we pot them up in either 50 cell trays or 3.5 liners

What is a liner? I found examples of what look like gallon-size or at least quart-size shallow pots made of coir. Is it like a coir pot designed to slip inside some other pot?

Another site made them sound like the small plants themselves, with well-established small rootballs, but not yet root-bound.
>> " Liners are propagated plants ready for transplanting into larger containers or the field."


I thought those were called "plugs", tiny rootballs taller than they are wide, ready to be "plugged into" a bigger containers.

Or is a "plug" a very small "liner"?

Name: Erik
San Juan Island Washington and
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eriktampabay
Mar 22, 2013 9:49 AM CST
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What we consider to be a liner is in a 3.5 in by 5.5 in container. We normally use these for shipping overseas or to California. As we have to use a different soil for them.

Plugs or cells are the large trays and will be a bit smaller then the liners that usually stay in Florida and are shipped to the growers.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Mar 22, 2013 9:19 PM CST
Thank you!

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