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Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jun 13, 2013 8:37 PM CST
one of my long time desires is to live in my greenhouse... here's a few designs that allow just that...
http://knstrct.com/2013/06/12/disrupting-design-living-green...
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 13, 2013 8:57 PM CST
That would be awesome! Especially in Winter .. but humidity might be a real problem.
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jun 27, 2013 7:58 PM CST
My light shelf is in my bedroom, so at least I get to sleep with my seedlings.
Name: Paul Anguiano
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psa
Jun 27, 2013 9:18 PM CST
I know a couple here in town who live in a geodesic dome house that they built themselves, many years ago. A large section of the inside, at the front, is a garden with trees and flowers and such. While there are large windows, they also have supplemental lighting. The bedrooms, upstairs, have balconies looking over the garden, which is open to the top of the dome.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jun 28, 2013 5:19 PM CST
Wow, sounds like a dream house!
Name: Paul Anguiano
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psa
Jun 28, 2013 7:06 PM CST
That's what I tell my wife, but she's worried about humidity and dirt...and the fact that I would always be adding new plants to further invade the living areas...
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jun 28, 2013 8:52 PM CST
Well, if you're like the rest of us she has reason to worry! Hilarious!
Name: Paul Anguiano
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psa
Jun 29, 2013 3:16 AM CST
I can't imagine why. It's not like I keep more than a few (thousand) plants in each greenhouse...
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Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jun 29, 2013 3:13 PM CST
Holy Cow! You do more than I do!
Name: Paul Anguiano
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psa
Jun 29, 2013 3:27 PM CST
I could say that I have so much growing because I run a plant nursery, but it might be more accurate to say that my hobby got so big that I had to get a nursery license. When we moved into our current house I made a deal with my wife that I would section off half of the backyard for plants and greenhouses and no plants would live inside the house without her approval. I've mostly kept to that... Whistling
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jun 29, 2013 3:35 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Sounds like a good compromise. I would have a hard time keeping it though.

I sure hope my hobby doesn't take me there. Bad enough I have to get a plant license to sell plants at farmer's market.
Name: Paul Anguiano
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psa
Jun 29, 2013 5:40 PM CST
Ah, see, you're already selling plants. Pretty soon other people hear about them and your client list grows and people start hunting you down to buy your plants. Every year you discover a faster way to propagate, a more efficient use of space and time, and a few more plants that you can grow. Then your dozens become hundreds, your hundreds become thousands, and before you know it you are looking at spring growing plans in the tens of thousands and bringing in additional help. It could happen to you. Beware.
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lovemyhouse
Jun 29, 2013 6:08 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jul 1, 2013 12:28 PM CST
>> It's not like I keep more than a few (thousand) plants in each greenhouse...

You reminded me of a Babylon 5 character who had to admit that he had published a book of someone else's before that author thought it was ready.

"How many copies did you publish !?!?"

"Only a few ...
hundred ...
thousand."


Name: Gordon
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GordonHawk
Jul 2, 2013 11:03 AM CST
Well... I guess I have to move lots inside with me during the winter... and the humidity or lack there of is the real stress I introduce... so extra humidity would surely help here's a spanish cabin that has a roof top garden and lots of other garden areas in the house as welll..

http://www.gizmag.com/espinar-house/28078/?utm_source=Gizmag...
Name: Paul Anguiano
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psa
Jul 2, 2013 11:26 AM CST
Interior gardens, sunroom, and a rooftop garden? I'm sold.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jul 2, 2013 1:59 PM CST
>> the humidity or lack there of is the real stress I introduce... so extra humidity would surely help

I don't know if this would be practical indoors, but there is a cheap "fog nozzle" that should work off city water pressure. It would require a pipe thread adapter to plastic tubing, but that would also give you access to indoor drip irrigation fittings.

http://www.dripworks.com/category/misters
(page down a few times)

Mini Misters

>> "low flow, directional sprayer for misting individual plants. ... plants that like fog." ...
>> "Mini Misters have a 1/4" barb

Flow rate: 2.3 GPH at 20 PSI
Pressure range: 10 - 35 PSI
Name: Arlene
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abhege
Jul 2, 2013 6:10 PM CST
Paul, I know how it can grow. I just graduated to a greenhouse and am in a dangerous mode here. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing But I'm too old to go into business so I need to keep it in check. Hilarious! Hilarious!

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