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Name: crystal lupton
north wilkesboro ,nc (Zone 7a)
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RainRabbit
Apr 3, 2013 8:02 PM CST
here is our new greenhouse we got for $299 bucks from harbor freight tools . they run a sale every 2 or 3 weeks . regular price is $ 399. it is 6 ft x 8 ft and a little over 6 ft tall . the same greenhouse everywhere else is around $ 500 to $ 600 . drawbacks of this one is lack of proper instructions . could use better pics to go by . also a couple of the screw holes did not line up , so i had to drill new ones . i have the benches built and ready to go tomorrow after i get the door put together . i put 5 bags of pea gravel but could use maybe 2 more bags to get a thick layer on the floor of it .

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this is after putting in the panels and windows . still have to put the door together tomorrow .
excited to get some plants going . Smiling
~~~RainRabbit~~~
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 3, 2013 8:22 PM CST
Hurray! Very exciting! And what a price!
Name: crystal lupton
north wilkesboro ,nc (Zone 7a)
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RainRabbit
Apr 3, 2013 8:33 PM CST
it is a great deal for the money . i have dreamed about having one for so long and this made it possible . i am going to jam pack it with all the goodies i can cram in it lol . Big Grin
~~~RainRabbit~~~
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 3, 2013 8:40 PM CST
LOL! I know exactly how you feel. My son got me a small one a couple of years ago (used, on Craig's List) and I have been thrilled with it. But it's at HIS house and not always convenient to go the 12 miles to work in it. I start most of my stuff from seeds under lights in the house and am always in need of a holding spot before planting out so my husband decided to buy me one for our house this year. We got it up just in time to move my seedlings out and it is filled to the hilt! I even set up crates with plywood down the middle aisle and they are full! I had to move some cold hardy stuff outside now to finish putting in the other seedlings.

We didn't even wait to get the mulch down on the floor. Right now it's just cardboard. All the plants will be out soon enough so I'll put the mulch down then.

So, filler up!!! And take lots of pictures to post.
Name: crystal lupton
north wilkesboro ,nc (Zone 7a)
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RainRabbit
Apr 3, 2013 9:09 PM CST
i am behind on getting stuff going but i will try and catch up using heat tape . mom puts down the heat tape and then sand over top of it and she can bring up seeds in 3 or 4 days . so i am hoping that will help me catch up . i started a few trays indoors 2 days ago . plus i have bought a lot . this is my first season in a new house so i need tons of plants to get it landscaped . Smiling
~~~RainRabbit~~~
Name: Cora
Alpharetta/Jonh's Creek, Ga. (Zone 7b)
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Apr 4, 2013 7:15 AM CST
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I also have a rion greenhouse, but it seems like i still don't have enough room to put all my plants.

I always on the look out for on sale greenhouse.

Cora
Name: crystal lupton
north wilkesboro ,nc (Zone 7a)
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RainRabbit
Apr 5, 2013 7:28 AM CST
i think mine is made by one stop gardens . it should be enough room for me since i just grow as a hobby . will only grow what i need for my yard . your's looks a little bigger than mine .
~~~RainRabbit~~~
Name: crystal lupton
north wilkesboro ,nc (Zone 7a)
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RainRabbit
Apr 5, 2013 8:31 PM CST
i finished up my greenhouse and got my tables built today . then i added rope lights to the table tops to set my trays on to help warm the soil . heat tape and heat mats are to expensive and the rope lights put off plenty of heat . if you use the rope lights make sure they are not LED . the LED lights don't put off heat . i have everything in there now so tomorrow i can get going on getting some seeds planted and going . i would have been done yesterday if it hadn't of sleeted all day . this crazy weather is driving me insane and putting me way behind . Thumb of 2013-04-06/RainRabbit/9da6a2
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~~~RainRabbit~~~
Name: Cora
Alpharetta/Jonh's Creek, Ga. (Zone 7b)
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CoraBarner
Apr 6, 2013 6:52 AM CST
I didn't even think of rope light. Are they expensive? I have seeds in the greenhouse that are slow coming out.

I like those different colors too. Thank you for the tip on LED.
Name: crystal lupton
north wilkesboro ,nc (Zone 7a)
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RainRabbit
Apr 6, 2013 11:08 AM CST
they aren't to bad expensive . a lot cheaper than heat tape . plus if you check thrift stores and yard sales you might find them used and in good shape . i have had these for 5 years . i pulled them out of my christmas decorations . the blue strand has a burnt out section but they still work .
~~~RainRabbit~~~
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 6, 2013 12:27 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Apr 13, 2013 8:31 PM CST
Nice buy

So is your green house full yet?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: crystal lupton
north wilkesboro ,nc (Zone 7a)
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RainRabbit
Apr 13, 2013 8:49 PM CST
yeah it is loaded to the max . if i added another table on the left side i could get a few more flats in there . i have all of my planting done . i am just playing the waiting game now i have 7 kinds of flowers already up and doing good . funny how excited i get each time a new flat of plants pop's up through the soil . i am like a kid at christmas . *Blush*
~~~RainRabbit~~~
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Apr 13, 2013 8:50 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Apr 14, 2013 4:23 PM CST
Thumbs up
I too love to see the green showing ...a sign of things to come.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: crystal lupton
north wilkesboro ,nc (Zone 7a)
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RainRabbit
Apr 15, 2013 10:23 AM CST
i love the fact that i can put a seed in dirt ,then water it and make something out of nothing . then take the plants and paint a beautiful picture with them . Big Grin nature's paint is fabulous !
~~~RainRabbit~~~
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Apr 15, 2013 3:47 PM CST
I agree
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
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Txtea
Apr 15, 2013 4:38 PM CST
I know you are excited to have this greenhouse, I wish you much happiness and great gardening with it.
Name: crystal lupton
north wilkesboro ,nc (Zone 7a)
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RainRabbit
Apr 15, 2013 11:55 PM CST
thanks yall . yeah james i am stoked . this is my new therapy . i suffer from POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER . so i need all the relaxation i can get . it is cheaper than a shrink lol .i bury my troubles in the dirt and they emerge as something beautiful instead of all that ugliness of worry . Thumbs up
~~~RainRabbit~~~
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Apr 16, 2013 9:03 AM CST
I saw a sigh somewhere :

Gardening
Cheaper than therapy
And you get Tomatoes

I agree
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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