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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 19, 2016 7:55 PM CST
Plants back into the greenhouse, that is. Silly me I jumped the gun. March 31st is our freeze deadline. It is not going to freeze but some of my plants can't take the 38ยบ predicted for Sunday night. Shoot! And here i cleaned and boxed up the heater, too!
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drdawg
Mar 19, 2016 8:12 PM CST
Yep, what few I put outside are now back inside. The two groups of plumeria, one on the patio and one on the driveway, are covered with blankets and a tarp, with string lights for a bit of warmth. They will stay that way until Tuesday. We have three nights in the 30's.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 19, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Whoa! Below freezing! I hope those cold temps don't last long and they get a warm up every day! By Monday night we'll be back in the 50's. Still cold for plumies but I can't lift them one more time....then again?
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Mar 21, 2016 4:44 PM CST
Lol .. I spent the afternoon yesterday putting plants back in the greenhouse too and this afternoon moved the bigger ones into the garage since they are calling for scattered frost tonight. I'm just glad I didn't dismantle the heating system!
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Name: Carol Texas
Central Texas (Zone 8b)
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Ecscuba
Mar 31, 2016 4:33 AM CST
I moved everything out of the GH in February - our unseasonal warm spell here in Central Texas just made it too much work to try to keep it cool. I sort of held my breath - because our last frost isn't usually until sometime in March. We had a few nights that went down to 38, but most of my plants can take that (lettuce, herbs and other greens -- and the dwarf mulberry and figs) -- I just threw some frost blankets over them just in case - and crossed my fingers. Fortunately everything did fine and I did not have to move back to the GH. Have packed up all my stuff in the GH for the season and put up some sun block fabric to protect my panels from the terrible summer heat that's coming soon.

@drdawg have you ever left your pool cover on the GH during the summer. I want to skip taking it down and hoped by covering the GH with the fabric that the panels won't deteriorate because of the pool cover magnifying heat ?
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Starkville, MS (Zone 8a)
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drdawg
Mar 31, 2016 6:01 AM CST
I have never left the top/two sides (one piece) on. The ends stay on year 'round but one end has sliding doors and looks onto the north , so the blanket material doesn't contribute to heat retention. In fact, yesterday I removed that top/sides blanket and replaced it with shade clothe. One reason I don't leave the blanket over the top and sides is because of vents. I want as much hot air to escape the greenhouse as possible and having the solar blanket material covering the vents, greatly restricts that air movement.

Covering the solar blanket with good shade clothe might just work but if I were doing this, I would use 80% shade clothe to cut down as much sun penetration as possible. I use 80% on the highly sun-exposed greenhouse and 60% on the other one that gets less afternoon sun.
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