Greenhouses forum: Building a greenhouse, need advice.

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Name: Jared Nicholes
Nampa, Idaho
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jnicholes
Aug 6, 2017 7:39 PM CST
Hi everyone,

I decided to build a greenhouse after I discovered something in my new house. Look at this picture.

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As you can see, these are pieces to a metal greenhouse. When we first moved here in February, we thought they were pieces to a border of the property, but then today, we discovered a bunch of smaller pieces that go with it. These are definitely parts to a greenhouse. It just needs some greenhouse wrap, but I am unsure how to attach it to this metal frame. Then I need to figure out a way to give it humidity and heat year round for my tropical plants.

Anyway, I would like some advice on how to pull this off. Any help will be appreciated. I just need to figure out how to attach the wrap, heating, and humidity.

Any advice on how to do this?

Jared
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Aug 6, 2017 8:04 PM CST
It looks like parts of a hoop house, not really a standard greenhouse. Hoop houses do help extend the season for you. I've never had one, so will let others who use them help you. I'm glad you found them! That saves some money and you can use what you've found.
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Name: Kristi
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Aug 8, 2017 8:11 PM CST
How cool! If it is a hoop house frame, I would use polycarbonate plastic which comes in sheets. That would reinforce the hoops to make a sturdier building. They would be more costly but if you are there to stay long term it would pay for itself.

https://www.google.com/search?...

These panels could be used by drilling holes in the metal tubing and screwing the panel to the framework.
What a great find!
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Name: Horace Williams
Burnsville, NC (Zone 6b)
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MaplesNMoreNursery
Aug 23, 2017 7:52 PM CST
If you plan on using greenhouse poly, then I would look into wiggle wire and channel. Greenhouse megastore sells them in 6' sections. I have them on all 3 of my hoops.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 30, 2017 11:35 AM CST
I agree -- if it's in your budget the wiggle wire is a great way to attach the poly!
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dirtynails
Oct 31, 2017 4:12 AM CST
Hi All, My husband and I want to construct a greenhouse for a small commercial flower nursery. I don't know anything about greenhouses and he has asked me to put together a budget for one. It would probably need to be at least 15 x 50. I don't even know everything required to build one and make it operational entirely. I know there is frame, plastic, lights, heaters, etc and there are ways to have natural heat such as passive solar etc. I also can guess some are better quality than others. I would need to stand up to our nasty winters in upstate New York. Any help would be appreciated.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Oct 31, 2017 8:41 AM CST
Welcome to NGA, @dirtynails .

I'm afraid your greenhouse project is way beyond my knowledge, but you might want to check out these two websites to start gathering some information about various types of greenhouses and options for equipping them:

Farmtek/Growers Supply: https://www.growerssupply.com/...

Greenhouse Megastore: http://www.greenhousemegastore...

Best of luck with your future endeavor! Smiling
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plantmanager
Oct 31, 2017 9:51 AM CST
This company sells kits, and I think they have them your size. They will also custom design kits. I have one of their small ones. They are perfect for growing flowers or veggies, and wind doesn't bother them. I love mine!
https://geodesic-greenhouse-ki...
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Deryll
Oct 31, 2017 3:40 PM CST
For greenhouse supplies I get a very nice catalog from GROWER'S SUPPLY 1-800-476-9715 and they are
in Iowa. They sell UV stable poly for greenhouses and have every size hoop houses along with everything
you could ever need. These are also for livestock, and they have twin wall or triple wall sheets for standard
greenhouses in custom sizes if you need them. They have a great assortment of shade cloth used for the
greenhouses or for berry production. They have anything hydroponic as well as orchid supplies, tools, fans,
heaters and lights. Easy as picking up the phone!

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