Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:57 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:53 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Today at 5:35 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 2:01 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:50 pm

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by sanderson Today at 1:41 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by countrynaturals Today at 11:42 am

» California's Drought
by trolleydriver Today at 10:38 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Today at 7:51 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:42 pm

» Areogardening
by brianj555 Yesterday at 9:42 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 4:03 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:40 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:01 am

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:32 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/13/2017, 7:43 pm

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 5:28 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:04 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/13/2017, 8:24 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:15 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 12/12/2017, 9:10 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson 12/12/2017, 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco 12/12/2017, 1:15 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Greenhouse dreams

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Greenhouse dreams

Post  countrynaturals on 11/28/2016, 4:01 pm

Great idea, TD. Keep us posted (and "picted") Cool
avatar
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 2944
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

View user profile http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Greenhouse dreams

Post  trolleydriver on 11/28/2016, 4:09 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:Great idea, TD. Keep us posted (and "picted") Cool
Unfortunately CN, I think it is just going to remain one of those ideas that I will never put into action. However, if I ever find a frame for one of these temporary garages, at a garage sale or on Kijiji and at a good price, then I may give it a try.

Maybe I should just focus on putting a small hoop house on one (or more) of my SFG boxes.  Actually what I really need to do is build a whole new 4x4 bed with a mini hoop house over it.  Very Happy

____________________________

Ottawa, Canada
Find more about Weather in Ottawa, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
trolleydriver

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 3934
Join date : 2015-05-04
Age : 70
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greenhouse dreams

Post  sanderson on 11/28/2016, 5:10 pm

TD, Great idea for buying a frame on Kjiji or other sale, at least. You have me thinking of looking on Craig's List for the frame, then I could install plastic or shade cloth, depending on the season.

If you are thinking about another 4x4 with a green house, remember to leave a walk way around it! Wink

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15080
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greenhouse dreams

Post  countrynaturals on 11/29/2016, 11:12 am

Somebody asked how much it costs to heat and light my greenhouse. The timing was perfect to get my first month to coincide with our electricity billing cycle without using heat in the house to mess up the calculations. Our bill went up roughly 10% using grow lights on the sun porch and heat/lights in the greenhouse. I can live with that. Cool
avatar
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 2944
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

View user profile http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Greenhouse dreams

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 11/30/2016, 11:11 am

If you find a frame, it's super easy to cover it.  We bought 6 mil greenhouse grade plastic and created two end panels (10 x 20 structure), put zippers in each end to make a 3' roll up door.  I use the zippers to vent the structure a little or a lot depending on the daytime temps.

We covered it length wise in 3, 10' x 22' sheets  starting from the ground up on both sides then placing the top panel overlapping the sides.  We used clamps on the end ridge poles to secure everything and recycled walkway pavers to hold the bottom down and keep the wind (and the cat!) from getting inside.  We do not generally have huge winds so depending on where you are you may need to do things differently. 

You could also look at swap meets.  I used to use a booth "tent" that was made of metal electrical conduit that put together and broke down into 5 ft segments.  If they are still used today, they were cheap to buy at a vendor at our local swap meet.  An old pop up tent that needs a new cover could be scrounged and covered as well.
avatar
audrey.jeanne.roberts

Posts : 1918
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

View user profile http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Greenhouse dreams

Post  trolleydriver on 11/30/2016, 11:18 am

@audrey.jeanne.roberts wrote:If you find a frame, it's super easy to cover it.  We bought 6 mil greenhouse grade plastic and created two end panels (10 x 20 structure), put zippers in each end to make a 3' roll up door.  I use the zippers to vent the structure a little or a lot depending on the daytime temps.

We covered it length wise in 3, 10' x 22' sheets  starting from the ground up on both sides then placing the top panel overlapping the sides.  We used clamps on the end ridge poles to secure everything and recycled walkway pavers to hold the bottom down and keep the wind (and the cat!) from getting inside.  We do not generally have huge winds so depending on where you are you may need to do things differently. 

You could also look at swap meets.  I used to use a booth "tent" that was made of metal electrical conduit that put together and broke down into 5 ft segments.  If they are still used today, they were cheap to buy at a vendor at our local swap meet.  An old pop up tent that needs a new cover could be scrounged and covered as well.
All great ideas AJR. Thanks.

____________________________

Ottawa, Canada
Find more about Weather in Ottawa, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
trolleydriver

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 3934
Join date : 2015-05-04
Age : 70
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greenhouse dreams

Post  countrynaturals on 12/10/2016, 4:27 pm

Greenhouse ain't doin' so good. Sad Cuke starts are damping off & pattypan squash has developed aphids and powdery mildew. Tomatoes are hanging on but not thriving. Celeriac is doing okay and the butterfly plants are very happy, but my south-facing sun porch is doing far better. If I had to buy/build a greenhouse from scratch, I wouldn't bother unless I had very deep pockets and could set up something big with all the bells and whistles. geek
avatar
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 2944
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

View user profile http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Greenhouse dreams

Post  sanderson on 12/10/2016, 5:58 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:Greenhouse ain't doin' so good. Sad Cuke starts are damping off & pattypan squash has developed aphids and powdery mildew.
Time to rip those puppies out!

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15080
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greenhouse dreams

Post  Turan on 5/29/2017, 3:01 pm

Here are some greenhouses that can withstand lots of wind and snow.

When I need to replace my current greenhouse I will talk to Dave at Alpine Organics. They have a CSA and market garden near here and got into greenhouses after making several of their own.

This is the DYI they put together.  They use 4x8 sheets of double wall poly-carbonate over a wooden frame.  They are not going to blow apart.


This is a molded fiberglass greenhouse, it is what my DH wants.  It is single wall and there for does not retain as much heat.  I have a friend who has one for 10+ years and loves it.
http://solargemgreenhouses.com/product/medium-greenhouse-8-x-12/


____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2316
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greenhouse dreams

Post  sanderson on 5/30/2017, 1:42 pm

Turan, thanks for posting these great ideas.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15080
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greenhouse dreams

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum