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Name: Carol Texas
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Ecscuba
Nov 16, 2017 11:55 AM CST
My current Harbor Freight is going to be replaced with something larger - with more head room, and wider door - getting too hard to roll those meyer dwarf lemons, as the figs and others in there in the winter. Been looking at the 8 x 12 Palram Snap and Grow. Anybody have this one ? Some of the reviews indicate the polycarbonate is pretty thin?

Is there something better (but affordable) that I should look at? Thanks for any help !
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Name: Cindy
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Shadegardener
Nov 16, 2017 4:21 PM CST
You might want to check in over at the greenhouse forum. Lots of knowledgeable folks there.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Nov 16, 2017 4:54 PM CST
Hi Carol - I love my Monticello greenhouse .. kits a bit of a pain to put together but customer service is utterly AWESOME!

Here is a link to a thread I posted whilst building it.

The thread "New Greenhouse!" in Greenhouses forum
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Nov 16, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Hi Carol,

To grow citrus, you just have to keep your GH a couple degrees above freezing. My DD and I both went to Charley's Greenhouse.

http://www.charleysgreenhouse....

My first GH, in California Zone 8b, was a 9 x 12 from Charley's. It had the regular framing and twinwall polycarbonate 'glass'. I kept it above freezing with a half dozen chicken brood lights - I wintered my tender perennials and Cymbidiums in it.

My DD's GH here in Reno is twinwall polycarbonate - she keeps all her dwarf citrus and Cymbidiums plus has a hydroponic system full of kale and all sorts of herbs. She has one of those heat dishes with an added thermostat to keep it above freezing.

Charley's Greenhouses are a little pricey but you will never have to replace it (unless you underestimate your need for space Smiling ). They are shipped as kits and pretty easy to put up - you do need to put in somekind of foundation.

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Name: Carol Texas
Central Texas (Zone 8b)
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Ecscuba
Nov 17, 2017 8:38 AM CST
Hi ya'll, I tried to find a forum on greenhouses - but the site is so different from when it was All Things Plants (I'm sure I'll figure that out over time). I appreciate the responses on the greenhouses -- am looking both of them up ! They look like good options. Thanks so much.
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Weedwhacker
Nov 17, 2017 10:18 AM CST
Hi Carol -- here's a link to the greenhouses forum: https://garden.org/forums/view...

(if you're having trouble finding things, you might need to customize your home page to make it easier. To otherwise see a list of all the forums, click on "community" up near the top of the screen, then select "forums." Smiling )
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