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Post  Improvisor on 7/20/2011, 11:04 am

I have ordered a new snap & grow 8' x 12' polycarbonate green house and I am prepping the soil and my backyrad to recieve the new addition.... I am pretty fired up about it and I would love to take all suggestions..... I don't think I need to insulate the soil line along the permimeter because I am in Texas near Houston and we really do not get any snow here.... I will also be building a square frame for the base with 2" x 12" lumber.....Please chime in as I am in the process of designing the layout and the utilities.... Thanks!

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Post  martha on 7/20/2011, 2:31 pm

I so very much want one!!!!

But how cold does it get fro you in Texas-near-Houston?

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Re: New Greenhouse

Post  FarmerValerie on 7/20/2011, 3:02 pm

to the Square Foot Gardening forum!!! I don't have a greenhouse but did want to say welcome to the forum!

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Post  Improvisor on 7/21/2011, 10:11 am

It does not freeze or get near freezing very often at all here in Richmond Texas..... It does get cold in the winter and it requires me moving massive amounts of hanging and potted plants into the garage about (6) times a year...... I am very excited to place a Greenhouse in my backyard..... Thanks for the welcome, as well, by the way!!

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Post  shannon1 on 7/23/2011, 4:54 am

I just wanted to say and welcome. I too am clueless when it comes to greenhouses.

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Glad to be here

Post  Improvisor on 7/23/2011, 10:11 am

Thank you and I hope to post pictures as we construct the greenhouse.... Today the workers are coming to install the stone patio that will be around the greenhouse....

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Post  Furbalsmom on 7/23/2011, 1:54 pm

Improvisor

Looking forward to seeing the greenhouse progress. Please keep us updated.

What do you plan to grow in your greenhouse, or is it more for winter protection?

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Post  Improvisor on 7/24/2011, 10:47 am

Flowers & Vegetables year round.... The stones for the surrounding patio were placed and somewhat leveled yesterday and it looks amazing.... Once the actual greenhouse arrives I will poat the before and afters...;-}

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Post  sherryeo on 7/24/2011, 12:45 pm

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the forum, Improvisor! I'm so glad you've decided to join us!

You said:

The stones for the surrounding patio were placed and somewhat leveled yesterday and it looks amazing.... Once the actual greenhouse arrives I will post the before and afters}

What a tease! We'll try to wait patiently for the pics! I've never had a greenhouse, either, so you can help us all learn as you post about your project! I can't wait!

I believe you're in the Coastal and Tropical South region (me, too!). Be sure to check out the regional forum when you get the chance. Checking the old posts there may help you out and posting any new questions you may have that deal specifically with our region there can be very useful, too.

By the way, we're having a poll where members "vote" for their particular regions. It looks like somebody (can't imagine who) just "bumped" it up so that it is in the "Latest Topics" column to the left! Why don't you check it out, if you're so inclined, and vote for your new "Coastal and Tropical South" region. While we may be a bit competitive about it, it's really just an effort to determine how many members are in each region!

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Pistures

Post  Improvisor on 7/25/2011, 10:42 am

I am having some confusion as to how to upload and post pictures with this forum.... Can someone direct me as to the correct procedure?

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Post  Mamachibi on 7/25/2011, 11:52 am

Oooh. I'd LOVE a greenhouse for starts. They are kind of taking over my garage these days. But I'd be worried about it toppling in the crazy winds we get.

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Re: New Greenhouse

Post  FarmerValerie on 7/29/2011, 8:03 am

You may want to batten down the hatches, Tropical Storm (or depression, I have not yet checked today) Don is on it's way, they say Houston is in it's path. Now this could be a good thing as TX needs the rain, especially W TX, but if it goes to slow, it means floods from the runoff.....

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Post  NHGardener on 7/29/2011, 1:08 pm

My dream is to have a nice big greenhouse one day.

But it just occurred to me: how does pollination happen in a greenhouse?

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Before new stone.

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Before new stone.

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after new stone....the greenhouse is going to be in the void space to the right

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Green house to the left in this POV....

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Before the new stone...greenhouse to be at the void to the right....

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Finally Figured Ot How to Post Pictures

Post  Improvisor on 7/30/2011, 10:38 am

Thank God my wife is in technology, she is the brainiac that figured out how to post the pictures!!! I am stikll waiting for the greenhouse to arrive and once it is finally here...........I will post many pictures, since, I can actually perform this function!!

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New Greenhouse

Post  sherryeo on 7/30/2011, 10:52 pm

Very nice pics, Improvisor, so glad your wife helped you get them posted (I love that she did it!).



I love the stone and think your greenhouse is going to have a very attractive home. I look forward to seeing pics of the greenhouse as it goes up. I'm sure it will help all of us learn something about how to build a greenhouse! Very Happy

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The actual GREENHOUSE....

Post  Improvisor on 7/31/2011, 12:11 pm

I have a growing lack of patience for the actual delivery.... It still has not shipped....I will be more than happy to post the progress as soon as it begins to progress...;-}

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Post  CarolynPhillips on 8/1/2011, 3:17 pm

Welcome and Congrats on your in coming greenhouse. Every gardener needs one of any size. Can't wait to see your greenhouse and I hope it comes with ways to ventilate it. I heard of a few hobby greenhouses that were not ventilated very well and the new owners had to make a few adjustments and reconstruct a little. Ventilation is normally the only adjustments that have to be made.

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Ventilation

Post  Improvisor on 8/1/2011, 10:24 pm

There are (2) ventilation windows..Hopefully.....

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Finally it has arrived!

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