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Post  CindiLou on 1/30/2011, 6:48 pm

Since we were helping a daughter with a custody problem, I didn't get a birthday or Yule present. So when this was advertised Hubby said I could get one. Opinions?

http://www.harborfreight.com/10-ft-x-12-ft-greenhouse-with-4-vents-93358.html

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Post  Old Hippie on 1/30/2011, 6:56 pm

Oh, that would be lovely!! Although, I have never HAD a greenhouse before, so I don't know anything at all about the quality of it. Looks wonderful. It does have the vents which are important so that is a good thing.

What kind of plans do you have for anchoring it in place? Do you have to worry about wind storms knocking it down?

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Post  miinva on 1/30/2011, 7:06 pm

Wow! That's a great present! Very Happy I hope you share pictures once you get it all set up.

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Post  jumiclads on 1/30/2011, 7:10 pm

What a great present.

I did a search on the web and found this:

http://hfgh10x12.blogspot.com/2007/08/this-is-greenhouse-we-bought-link-it.html

This is part 1 and the other parts are at the bottom of each web page. Hope it is some help to you

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Post  CindiLou on 1/30/2011, 7:12 pm

I am in southern Iowa which is zone 5a.
We are in farm/pasture country without wind storms. We get snow but not several feet at a time!
Ben first thought is some kind of ground anchor rods. He will probable set them in concrete.
I know nothing about greenhouses either but I really want one! He figures if I find I like them by the time to replace with a permanent one at least I will have an idea of what I am doing!
I won't be going year round. I just want to extend my time on each end.
If too hot I can use fans. If it gets cold when I don't want then I will use my patio heater.

I think it will be great for what I want!

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Post  CindiLou on 1/30/2011, 8:52 pm

Thank you jumiclads!

hat is a lot of information to digest! I am printing a bunch of it out for the hubby to see before he buys. He might not want to do all the modifications that is recommended. But I think just a couple of them will help in Iowa.

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Post  CindiLou on 2/14/2011, 12:33 am

Well crappers...that plan is sunk! Was all ready to get the greenhouse. Then my glasses broke! Now that wouldn't be a problem for most but my insurance doesn't cover vision. My M.S. makes my eyes very funky lol... after all is done my glasses cost me almost $600! My lenses wouldn't fit in any frames..grrrr. So back to the idea of reconstructing an old shed. I am back to saving up for my dream.


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Post  miinva on 2/14/2011, 12:52 am

Bummer Sad My husband is ordering his next pair of glasses online. I guess there are places outside the US that will make glasses MUCH cheaper and all you need is a prescription with a few specific details. If you want to know more let me know and I'll ask him for the details.

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Post  CindiLou on 2/14/2011, 1:08 am

@miinva wrote:Bummer Sad My husband is ordering his next pair of glasses online. I guess there are places outside the US that will make glasses MUCH cheaper and all you need is a prescription with a few specific details. If you want to know more let me know and I'll ask him for the details.

The problem is due to the M.S. I have to have consistent care so they know how my eyes are doing. Because of that I doubt my doctor would appreciate my going off site for glasses. I will sound him out though. I would hate to make him mad. I have been seeing him since 1982 Sad

Now to start looking for second hand windows, ect ect

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