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Aug 16, 2015 1:20 PM CST
Name: Kathy Rinke
Brown City, MI
Does anyone have any experience with Grandio Elite Greenhouses?

www.grandiogreenhouses.com
Kathy
Brown City, MI
zone 5
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Aug 16, 2015 7:36 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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@Tree_Climber , Hi Kathy -- I don't have any experience with that brand, or any brand other than the Rion that I have; but the Grandio Elite looks exactly like mine, other than the Grandio frame is metal and mine has a "resin" frame (which I would not recommend). However, I can say that the barn-roof style has done very well for me in terms of winter snow load.

How do you want to utilize your GH? Do you plan to heat it in the winter? what size are you thinking of getting? Smiling I'm all ears!
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Aug 16, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
The only problem I see, and this is just because I need the maximum room for shelves, is the 8' wide limitation.
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Aug 16, 2015 8:56 PM CST
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River Twp, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member Bee Lover Butterflies Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
drdawg said:The only problem I see, and this is just because I need the maximum room for shelves, is the 8' wide limitation.


I would say that bigger is always better when it comes to greenhouses... but mine is 8x16' and my benches are wide enough to fit 2 flats, which works well for me; again, though, I think much depends on how you are utilizing the GH. (In my case, mainly for growing seedlings, after starting under lights, in the springtime.)

What I personally would like at this point is a GH where I can not only have benches for the flats of seedlings in the spring, but an in-ground planting area for extra-early and late garden plants. When I first got my GH, I really did not have a well-defined idea of how I wanted to use it; but even so I think it was one of the best things I've bought! Smiling
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer
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Aug 17, 2015 6:05 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
My first greenhouse was limited to 10x12', simply because it had to fit between the corner of the house and two AC units. I could have built one twice as large when I decided to add the second one, but because I thought it would be more aesthetic to have them the same size, with a stone walkway in between, I built another 10x12', but went with another design and another GH company. Oh, how many times have I kicked myself for this aesthetic delusion? Sticking tongue out I wish I had built a16x24'. Keep in mind, the main thing is the square footage and cubic footage. The 10x12' has 120 sf. and 960 cf. A 16x24' has 484 sf. and 4,810 cf. Hurray!
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Aug 17, 2015 9:36 AM CST
Name: Kathy Rinke
Brown City, MI
I want to use it to get a jump start on daylily seedlings in the spring. I'm so over starting them inside during the winter. Some veggies and a few other things would be started in it as well. No plans to heat it ....

I know that bigger is always better, my husband used that logic when building his pole barn. Funny, that he doesn't think that way when I'm contemplating a greenhouse. I liked that if I start with a 8 x 16' unit, it looks like you can add on.
Kathy
Brown City, MI
zone 5
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Aug 17, 2015 9:52 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
Kathy, and this is just me speaking from my own experiences, you will find that when you have a greenhouse you will begin to grow things you never dreamed of growing before. Can't grow tropical plants in the north during the fall and winter months? You sure can when you have a greenhouse. Hurray! The only limitation to what you can grow is your imagination.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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Aug 20, 2015 7:13 AM CST
Name: Kathy Rinke
Brown City, MI
I want to thank everyone for your input.
Kathy
Brown City, MI
zone 5
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Aug 20, 2015 7:19 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I tip my hat to you.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

I don't have gray hair, I have a lot of wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
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