Northern Gardening forum: My new greenhouse

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 12, 2017 7:02 PM CST
We didn't get this done as early this year as I had hoped, largely because we were waiting for some warmer weather before we put the greenhouse film covering on, but the tomatoes are doing great and next year I should be able to put them in a month early. Doing a happy dance, last year at this time it was just a sketchy idea that I didn't really think would happen. Hurray!

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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
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McCannon
Jul 12, 2017 8:59 PM CST
That's a good looking greenhouse, Sandy. Was it built from scratch or did you get a kit? We're thinking about building one when time allows. One issue for us is wind so it has to be anchored quite well.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jul 12, 2017 9:13 PM CST
I think they did it from scratch. I saw something about it on the Greenhouse forum.
It does look great, and obviously is working great. I showed it to my husband but he said our hilltop site is just too windy. It would be gone in a week or less! I would dearly love another one that is larger than my little 15 ft dome.
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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
Jul 12, 2017 9:23 PM CST
We don't need that much space since we grow all our starts indoors. But it would come in handy for getting the starts outside, hardened off, and growing before they go in the ground. And give us more room for storing supplies.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Jul 13, 2017 7:57 AM CST
Karen's right, it was built "from scratch." I think wind is pretty much an issue everywhere -- we had wind gusts up to 70 mph a week ago. It's bolted down to railroad ties.

Mac, I start most of my plants indoors too, but then move them out to the GH usually around mid April, at least a month before I could put tender things like tomatoes and peppers outside. (I previously had an 8x16 Rion greenhouse that I used for that purpose.)

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Name: Mac
Soon to be MidCoast, ME (Zone 6a)
Ex zones 4b, 8b, 9a, 9b
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McCannon
Jul 13, 2017 10:02 AM CST
Thank You! for that information. It may be a winter project for us.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Aug 11, 2017 10:07 AM CST
Sandy, it is lovely and so useful!! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Ric Sanders
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Eric4home
Jan 4, 2018 12:48 PM CST
Nice Sandy, I know you are also active in the GH forum. Smiling
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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Weedwhacker
Jan 4, 2018 5:04 PM CST
Thanks, Ric! I'm happy to say that (so far, at least) it's holding up to the snow -- thanks to a few support poles inside that we knew we would need.
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