Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New England, December 2016
by sanderson Today at 4:09 am

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by sanderson Today at 4:06 am

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by sanderson Today at 4:03 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 3:59 am

» Amaranth
by sanderson Today at 2:45 am

» Live and learn
by sanderson Today at 2:29 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by Kelejan Today at 12:03 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:42 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:42 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:04 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:44 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by CapeCoddess 12/3/2016, 12:32 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am

» Mid-South: December 2016
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 3:39 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:55 am

» Winter's Coming!
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:53 am

» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:50 am

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 1:28 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 5:46 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by MrBooker 12/2/2016, 5:17 pm

» Blanching and Freezing Vegetables
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:59 pm

» Your Christmas wish list?
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:29 pm

» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:14 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 12/2/2016, 2:59 pm

» Fusion Life Brands Power XL pressure cooker
by CapeCoddess 12/2/2016, 2:39 pm

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 2:14 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Present from hubby

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Present from hubby

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

CindiLou

Posts : 999
Join date : 2010-08-30
Age : 57
Location : South Central Iowa, Zone 5a (20mi dia area in 5b zone)rofl...

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Present from hubby

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?

Gwynn

Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 65
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Present from hubby

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.

miinva

Female Posts : 778
Join date : 2010-04-29
Age : 47
Location : Central Virginia, 7A as far as I can tell

View user profile http://www.ungardener.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Present from hubby

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

jumiclads

Male Posts : 167
Join date : 2010-11-21
Age : 58
Location : Burton on Trent, UK - Zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Present from hubby

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!

CindiLou

Posts : 999
Join date : 2010-08-30
Age : 57
Location : South Central Iowa, Zone 5a (20mi dia area in 5b zone)rofl...

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Present from hubby

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.

CindiLou

Posts : 999
Join date : 2010-08-30
Age : 57
Location : South Central Iowa, Zone 5a (20mi dia area in 5b zone)rofl...

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Present from hubby

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.


CindiLou

Posts : 999
Join date : 2010-08-30
Age : 57
Location : South Central Iowa, Zone 5a (20mi dia area in 5b zone)rofl...

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Present from hubby

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.

miinva

Female Posts : 778
Join date : 2010-04-29
Age : 47
Location : Central Virginia, 7A as far as I can tell

View user profile http://www.ungardener.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Present from hubby

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

CindiLou

Posts : 999
Join date : 2010-08-30
Age : 57
Location : South Central Iowa, Zone 5a (20mi dia area in 5b zone)rofl...

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Present from hubby

Post  Sponsored content Today at 5:33 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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