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4 Season GrowCamp Mini Greenhouse...anyone?

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4 Season GrowCamp Mini Greenhouse...anyone?

Post  Moses on 3/26/2010, 12:24 pm

Hello,

I've just put together my GrowCamp mini greenhouse and am wondering if anyone here has any experience with this type of 4 season (maybe) growing? Believe this is the first year in the USA for this specific brand (GrowCamp - designed in Denmark). Am combining square foot gardening method in this 20" high raised bed. Yesterday I planted Bibb lettuce, Peas "N a Pot", golden beets, and cherry radishes. Just curious to know if anyone has any experience with this type of setup?

Okay, previewed this post and obviously, I am not submitting pictures correctly - sorry for the out-of-order sentence/picture structure.

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Re: 4 Season GrowCamp Mini Greenhouse...anyone?

Post  martha on 3/26/2010, 1:39 pm

I have never seen such a thing, but I love it! Tell us more, please.
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Post  Moses on 3/26/2010, 3:20 pm

Hi Martha, not sure how much I can tell you because it is brand new to me. Bought it online on 3/13/2010 and a week later it was up and running. It's been used in Europe for a few years apparently, and won several awards in England. The design of this unit appeals to me and I can say that it is a fairly sturdy little cold greenhouse. (has guide wires inside to hold it steady and square). It is 4' x 4', but the inside dimensions allow for a full 12 sq.ft of gardening with one row measuring about 9" sq. -where I can certainly plant things or place pots. If you 'google' GrowCamp, you'll come up with some sites that offer it, and GrowCamp.com offers a pdf. brochure. I'd not heard of this company before I saw it online, but I have hope that with its 25mm plastic foil enclosure, here in central Connecticut I might be able to grow spinach and cold hearties in the winter. Going to try!

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Re: 4 Season GrowCamp Mini Greenhouse...anyone?

Post  boffer on 3/26/2010, 3:40 pm

Looks pretty neat, Moses. But remember, greenhouses need supplemental heat for year round gardening. If you're lucky to get frequent winter time sun, that may be all you need.

Here's a post of my experiment for use in the PNW, where one day of sunshine in the winter can be enough for the mayor to shut down schools and city government for folks to enjoy it!

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/general-sfg-talk-f5/modified-tt-sfg-vs-cold-frame-t460.htm
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Post  ASFx on 4/16/2010, 6:30 am

Thanks for posting pics of your GrowCamp. I think they're neat. I've been planning on getting four of them for my back yard. I think they look great for protection from the heavy rain and wind we get here in las vegas sometimes. How is your GrowCamp doing so far?

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Post  silverbug on 4/17/2010, 7:52 am

Wow, I love that!!! Do you mind if I ask how much it cost? I have a wonderful table top greenhouse that I used to get my seeds started indoors for a few years. I would just set it in my window, and the seedlings would just TAKE OFF. LOVE it! I haven't used it in a couple years because it becomes a pretty major eyesore in the window, and, well, just laziness I guess. I really would love to put it to use outside and DO something fun with it, but it's open on the bottom, and not as big/square as your beauty.

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Post  silverbug on 4/17/2010, 7:55 am

Ok, never mind..hehehe. I looked it up. Not in the budget for me this year, or probably next, but I think that's extremely cool!!! It's on my wish list.

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Post  ASFx on 4/17/2010, 3:07 pm

The lowest price i've seen is $398 for the 4x4 or $549.99 for the 4x8 GrowCamp. I also noticed that Home Depot and Costco just added the GrowCamp to their sites.

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