Greenhouses forum: MoonShadows Greenhouse

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Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Dec 31, 2017 10:11 PM CST
I had wanted a greenhouse for quite some time, but it wasn't until I had a "side line" website selling yard structures (gazebos, patio covers, carports and greenhouses) that I decided to buy one myself. I bought one made by the Sunshine Gardenhouse company out of Washington State, USA. It is one of their Mt. Rainier Series measuring 8' x 16' and made from Redwood with Polycarbonate Panels. At it's peak, it is 10' tall, has two Dutch Doors and two Roof Vents. As a retailer for them, I was able to get it for wholesale.

While it is well-made and I have enjoyed this greenhouse for the past 2 years, if I knew then what I know now, I probably would have gone a different route. I really wanted the greenhouse to extend our growing season in the Fall right up to the very cold weather and start off as early as I could in late Winter again...in other words, at least a 10 month greenhouse. Unfortunately, I really knew very little about greenhouse insulation and heating and taking advantage of solar energy and thermal mass. As a result, I have started making many modifications and will continue to make modifications as time goes on.

The day it was completed and relandscaped:
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Last Summer
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MoonShadows Farm - Good Eats & Treats from the Pocono Mountains
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Dec 31, 2017 10:13 PM CST
Beautiful! I haven't gotten mine landscaped outside at all, but we are in a tough climate and have too many wild animals ready to eat anything I plant.
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Dec 31, 2017 10:30 PM CST
Wow! The landscaping is gorgeous and the setting is beautiful. Lovey dubby

I have ideas to make mine look more civilized here. I just need more time which I would probably have if I didn't have so much to tend to in the greenhouse. Whistling
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Dec 31, 2017 11:42 PM CST
plantmanager said:Beautiful! I haven't gotten mine landscaped outside at all, but we are in a tough climate and have too many wild animals ready to eat anything I plant.


We actually wound up fencing off our entire immediate backyard area which includes our greenhouse, vegetable gardens, flower gardens, grapevines and garden pond because of all the wildlife around us. We even included a two foot apron of welded wire underground just outside the perimeter of the fence to keep critters from digging under the fence.

MoonShadows Farm - Good Eats & Treats from the Pocono Mountains
Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Dec 31, 2017 11:44 PM CST
pod said:Wow! The landscaping is gorgeous and the setting is beautiful. Lovey dubby

I have ideas to make mine look more civilized here. I just need more time which I would probably have if I didn't have so much to tend to in the greenhouse. Whistling


There's never enough time to get it all done. I used to fret about that. No more! Whistling

MoonShadows Farm - Good Eats & Treats from the Pocono Mountains
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Jan 1, 2018 12:21 AM CST
We've got plans for deer and rabbit fencing. Right now nothing survives outside.
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Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Jan 1, 2018 12:54 AM CST
Don't forget the chipmunks, squirrels and groundhogs! Hilarious!
MoonShadows Farm - Good Eats & Treats from the Pocono Mountains
Name: Jim
Stroudsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
Greenhouse Region: Pennsylvania
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MoonShadows
Feb 3, 2018 6:49 AM CST
I bought MOVAVI, a video software package for my business this week. Very reasonably priced. I also thought it would be an easy way to share my projects with family and friends. No more attaching tons of pics to emails or using drop box or some other storage space. Now, I can just point them to my YouTube Channel. Here is the my greenhouse build on video. I don't think I can embed video on NGA's software like I can in my forum, so I will just give you the URL to the video.

https://youtu.be/BWyeRzS6bLI
MoonShadows Farm - Good Eats & Treats from the Pocono Mountains

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