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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Jan 5, 2016 9:39 AM CST
Is about 1/2 done. Yippee. Hurray! Hurray! I start returning stuff outside to my "pretend" greenhouse in April.

I brought stuff in ~ October 12th. Now as most of us are aware, it did return to mild --- actually not just Fallish, but near Summerish. And I could have left some things out til well into December.

So perhaps I am stretching it a bit since I don't take everything out til after Mother's Day. 3 years ago we had snow and below freezing couple days after Mother's Day.

Some of my stuff is looking a bit sad and I cannot wait to get them back out.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2016 10:01 AM CST
Do you have a garage, David?
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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Jan 5, 2016 10:27 AM CST
Yes Ken. I have two folding tables ( 5' x 28") full of seedling plants (~ 100 +) and under one the floor is full of plants. The floor under the other table is covered with buckets of seeds.

Overhead is a light system I built myself. It has 8 CFLs giving the equivalent of 800 watts.

I have freaking plants everywhere. Big Grin Even the bathroom. Only place with no plants is my wife's bedroom. Sitting here now in my bedroom/office looking at another folding table full of plants.

Rolling on the floor laughing

Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Yikes. Perhaps a visit or two to "Plants Anonymous" might be beneficial. Whistling Do you heat your garage?
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Jan 5, 2016 11:04 AM CST
Nope. Right now it is 27 outside and 47 in the garage.

BTW - there is a heating vent out there, but something somewhere does not allow other than a trickle of air to be blown out. And yeah - I have checked the ductwork. Thumbs up I don't know what the cause is. Heh Blinking

Hello - I am David and I AM an addict. nodding nodding
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2016 11:16 AM CST
The reason I asked is because I lost dozens of plumeria three years ago. They were all dormant and overwintered in my garage. The temperature got down into the lower teens and never got above freezing for four days. That's very, very unusual for Mississippi but probably not unusual at all for Missouri. That's why I built the temporary greenhouse in the garage last year and then rebuilt it this year. I can maintain the temperature at whatever I wish (I keep it at a minimum of 60F) and am actually maintaining plumeria without their going fully dormant.
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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
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DavidLMO
Jan 5, 2016 11:36 AM CST
I don't have Plumeria there - only in my Living Room and Basement.

When the Polar Vortex hit 2 years and the outside temps were BRUTAL (day after day of highs in teens and lows < 0), the garage never got below 33. Heh We went over a month with outside temps not going over freezing.
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
[url=www.tropicalplantsandmore.com]
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
Jan 5, 2016 11:46 AM CST
Man, my garage is pretty much the same as the outside temperature. The two-car door is probably not well-insulated (if insulated at all), but two walls are part of the interior of the house and the third wall is insulated the same as the house. But there is no heat in the garage, other than the small, 750W heater I have in that "greenhouse" structure. Since the walls and ceiling of this temporary greenhouse is made of 16 mil solar blanket material, it does hold heat in and cold out very well. I would build the temporary greenhouse out on the patio (and could build a larger one) but I would have a problem anchoring it on that concrete pad.
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If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
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DavidLMO
Jan 5, 2016 2:39 PM CST
Hmmmm - you could anchor with cinder blocks?

My garage is one car with 2 sides part of house interior walls. North facing - doanno. Brick exterior. Garage door - doanno either. It is not ancient.

BTW - moved my Clivia to garage today.
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