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Name: CODY
Longview, Washington (Zone 8a)
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cwalke
May 19, 2020 2:43 PM CST
my husband and I are putting together my new greenhouse and I'm looking for recommendations on suitable shelving. I am leaning towards a metal mesh but would be interested to hear recommendations. It would be mounted on wooden framing.
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
My garden feeds my body and soul
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MoonShadows
May 19, 2020 7:33 PM CST
I bought Dura-bench Plastic Benchtop panels this year and am very pleased with them. https://www.greenhousemegastor...

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Name: Bill Lynch
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
Greenhouse
NCgardening
Jun 12, 2020 1:46 PM CST
I purchased some metal benches from ACF Greenhouses for my greenhouse about 2 years ago and have been very happy with them.

Probably my favorite thing about them is being able to change the heights of the shelves as my plants grow or need for them changes.
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
My garden feeds my body and soul
Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Container Gardener Peppers Hydroponics
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MoonShadows
Jun 12, 2020 3:33 PM CST
Yes! "Unfixed" shelving is the way to go, in my opinion. It makes you able to quickly adapt to your plant's needs.
MoonShadows Farm: Good Eats & Treats from the Pocono Mountains
Our PA Food Forest: An edible forest garden in our backyard
Port d'Envaux, France (Zone 9a)
A Darwinian gardener
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JBarstool
Jun 13, 2020 4:37 AM CST
MoonShadows said:I bought Dura-bench Plastic Benchtop panels this year and am very pleased with them. https://www.greenhousemegastor...

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I am not going to comment on shelving options - other to say that I bought mine second hand through Leboncoin; the french equivalent (sort of) of Craig's List.

What I WANT to comment on is the greenhouse envy that I am now experiencing having looked at MoonShadows photos. That is some spacious set up!
I find myself most amusing.

Sweetgreen
Jun 13, 2020 4:46 AM CST
We use the 2×4 fence wire stapled to 2×4 wood frame , set up on one block sideways and one standing up , the width of the bench its determined by the flats with the front of some flats hanging a little off the table but be mindful of how you face the wire rails so that the flats will slide say from aile to other side of table , this is because we have a tram car hanging from the rafters with shelves rolling on rollers hooked to pipe rails so a track goes eighter through the middle or around the green house out the door to outside tables .

Sweetgreen
Jun 13, 2020 5:03 AM CST
This is a commercial set up , pipe rollers can be bought from suppliers , and you just lift the shelfs from one rail to another rail which goes between green houses , or outside , great to move plants around . Out to load a truck .
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
My garden feeds my body and soul
Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Container Gardener Peppers Hydroponics
Canning and food preservation Growing under artificial light Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jun 13, 2020 5:13 AM CST
JBarstool said:
I am not going to comment on shelving options - other to say that I bought mine second hand through Leboncoin; the french equivalent (sort of) of Craig's List.

What I WANT to comment on is the greenhouse envy that I am now experiencing having looked at MoonShadows photos. That is some spacious set up!


@JBarstool

The pics in that post are not from my greenhouse. I just was using them as an example of that type of shelving...although, I wouldn't mind having a very spacious greenhouse! nodding

Here is a pic of my greenhouse from a couple of weeks ago.

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MoonShadows Farm: Good Eats & Treats from the Pocono Mountains
Our PA Food Forest: An edible forest garden in our backyard
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
My garden feeds my body and soul
Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Container Gardener Peppers Hydroponics
Canning and food preservation Growing under artificial light Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jun 13, 2020 5:15 AM CST
Sweetgreen said:We use the 2×4 fence wire stapled to 2×4 wood frame , set up on one block sideways and one standing up , the width of the bench its determined by the flats with the front of some flats hanging a little off the table but be mindful of how you face the wire rails so that the flats will slide say from aile to other side of table , this is because we have a tram car hanging from the rafters with shelves rolling on rollers hooked to pipe rails so a track goes eighter through the middle or around the green house out the door to outside tables .


I would love to see this set up. Do you have any pics you can post?

MoonShadows Farm: Good Eats & Treats from the Pocono Mountains
Our PA Food Forest: An edible forest garden in our backyard
Port d'Envaux, France (Zone 9a)
A Darwinian gardener
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JBarstool
Jun 13, 2020 6:27 AM CST
MoonShadows said:

I would love to see this set up. Do you have any pics you can post?



Me too! Pictures, please.
All of you are far too fancy for me...I just have a basic glasshouse allowing me to propagate, keep seedlings growing from germination until outdoor planting. I do vow to make better use of it during winter...it pretty much sits empty for all but three months each year.
And, for the record, if you open the first picture and concentrate on the pile of stone in the background. That is NOT building debris (well, mostly not), that is what the soil is like here. Seriously. Most of us have a pile like that...pieces too large to work around get hoiked from the soil and moved to a pile somewhere.
From my garden I can see the roof of a now long-abandoned clay roof-tile manufacturer and around the corner Les Lapidiales; a sculpture project making use of the 'native' limestone (I'll put a link for those interested). Maybe these should have served as a hint to what my growing conditions would be - heavy clay atop limestone. Digging is an adventure. In some places I have devolved to essentially 'carving' a limestone pot in the soil in which to plant...oddly, pretty good drainage though. I knew I could turn this into a rant if I tried hard enough.

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https://www.lapidiales.org/lid...
I find myself most amusing.
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
My garden feeds my body and soul
Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Container Gardener Peppers Hydroponics
Canning and food preservation Growing under artificial light Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jun 13, 2020 7:07 AM CST
Thanks for the pics, @JBarstool. You're soil sounds like a nightmare, but your countryside looks nice. Here in Pennsylvania, I like to say rocks in the soil is our number 1 crop.
MoonShadows Farm: Good Eats & Treats from the Pocono Mountains
Our PA Food Forest: An edible forest garden in our backyard
Name: Bill Lynch
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
Greenhouse
NCgardening
Jun 15, 2020 8:25 AM CST
@MoonShadows

I can't tell from your picture. Are those bench panels just being supported by the cinder blocks, or do you have some supports running under them the length of the greenhouse?
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
My garden feeds my body and soul
Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Container Gardener Peppers Hydroponics
Canning and food preservation Growing under artificial light Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jun 15, 2020 8:32 AM CST
@NCgardening I have 2 x 4's on top of the front and back cinder blocks running the length of the green house.
MoonShadows Farm: Good Eats & Treats from the Pocono Mountains
Our PA Food Forest: An edible forest garden in our backyard
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Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Region: California
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Strever
Jun 15, 2020 8:58 AM CST
i installed an 8ft wire mesh shelf at eye level from Home depot
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Cl...

here is the only image i can find of my installation

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Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
My garden feeds my body and soul
Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Container Gardener Peppers Hydroponics
Canning and food preservation Growing under artificial light Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jun 15, 2020 12:03 PM CST
I almost went with this kind of wire shelving, Dick, before I found the ones I have now.
MoonShadows Farm: Good Eats & Treats from the Pocono Mountains
Our PA Food Forest: An edible forest garden in our backyard

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