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Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
Jul 13, 2016 1:35 PM CST
drdawg said:That will be one heck of a greenhouse, Melissa. We used a Samsung mini-split unit in our new solarium.


What size did you go for, Ken?
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 13, 2016 1:46 PM CST
Two-ton and I have two ceiling fans. Plus two, dual. floor circulating fans. I like to move the air when it comes to growing plants. I think this is one of the most neglected components of growing plants inside.

We also have four and one-half tons cooling the rest of the house and the solarium is connected to the rest of the house by two French doors.
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Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
Jul 15, 2016 1:05 PM CST
Stumps are ground and removed! Foundation markers are in place. Next step grading and footings! You can see we have quite a slope.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 15, 2016 1:09 PM CST
At least water will easily drain away from the greenhouse. It looks like you'll have some nice spring/summer shading, though I don't know the time of day that the photos were taken.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 16, 2016 9:03 AM CST
What a perfect location for your new gh! Thumbs up
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Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
Jul 22, 2016 4:40 PM CST
Woot! Foundation guys are coming to dig the footings tomorrow at 7am. I'm so excited! The GH is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Hurray!
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Weedwhacker
Jul 22, 2016 7:28 PM CST
That really is exciting, Melissa! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jul 22, 2016 8:25 PM CST
Thumbs up
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 22, 2016 11:28 PM CST
And so we begin.....
Hurray!
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Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
Jul 23, 2016 10:04 AM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:And so we begin.....
Hurray!


This time, I am letting (paying) others to do the manual labor. I just couldn't do it again although we are going to supply the river sand. That way we control the delivery to the back yard past our new landscaping. We will haul it in with our compact Kubota.
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 23, 2016 10:06 AM CST
I might have to do the same, Melissa. I have built three (permanent) greenhouses but don't know that I could build another one. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
Jul 23, 2016 8:32 PM CST
Pictures of the footings. Calling the inspector on Monday. We are ready for the first one!

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Name: Thomas
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Thomas75
Jul 24, 2016 4:25 AM CST
It appears that you already have an inspector in photo number 4 Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Heath
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plantcollector
Jul 24, 2016 10:58 AM CST
Ok. you got almost everything I want out of a greenhouse. You're just missing one important thing a kick butt stereo system with waterproof speakers and Wi-Fi so you can stream all the music you want. You could even listen to some gardening podcast while you're out there potting up plants. nodding
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 24, 2016 11:49 AM CST
I only built one gh. Seeing @Thomas75 's in boxing photos made me sigh and sorta gave me the shivers. I'd have to be really motivated to build another! On that note, DD came over to reclaim her aloe plant I was taking care of white she was away in Montana for a Geology Field Camp. It was doing a lot better on my driveway than in her car! It even grew a baby! She went right into the GH, grabbed a pot and repotted the baby.
After, she said, "This is so cool! I want a gh!" I imagine there WILL be another gh build in my future.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Jul 24, 2016 11:56 AM CST
Did you have to have inspections/permits to build your GH, Cheryl?
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 24, 2016 8:34 PM CST
Thomas75 said:It appears that you already have an inspector in photo number 4 Rolling my eyes.


I agree Hilarious!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 25, 2016 2:00 PM CST
drdawg said:Did you have to have inspections/permits to build your GH, Cheryl?


Idk? Idc? Everything about my gh is probably illegal. Ha! Well, I did pay for it.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Jul 25, 2016 5:13 PM CST
I guess I would have to plead guilty to that as well, Cheryl. And I've built three of these things. I guess I should expect a knock on the door soon. Whistling
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Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
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shadytrake
Jul 25, 2016 8:49 PM CST
plantcollector said:Ok. you got almost everything I want out of a greenhouse. You're just missing one important thing a kick butt stereo system with waterproof speakers and Wi-Fi so you can stream all the music you want. You could even listen to some gardening podcast while you're out there potting up plants. nodding


No issue there. Hubby and I met working at a high-end audio store. We are both audiophiles so I am sure there will be a nice system in the plans. I have a waterproof set of speakers that work very well and I usually hook up my iPhone. I don't have a streaming service though...

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