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Old 11-16-2007, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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O.K. guys, here's some pics of my makeshift greenhouse that only cost 300 bucks. It was made of sliding glass doors (that i got for free) and a ten dollar door. I put up flashing, shingled it, insulated it, trimmed it out in ceder, and sealed every single crack with caulk. It's on the south east corner of my house so it does pretty good on light. All in all it serves it's purpose sheltering my Siam, Hanging ferns, Spider plant, upright ee's,Super dwarf, Orinata, and several seedlings. It stays about 80-85 in the day and 70 at night. I use a space heater for supplemental heat and have an oscillating fan on the roof. So far its working great and thing are actually growing. I think my Orinata is about to flower!! Just thought I'd share my excitement with you. In about 2 year its coming down to make way for a real aluminum frame greenhouse that will be about 4x as big but for now it's in the budget and it will help with my seasonal depression just being able to see my plants.
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wonderful planning and great idea.I must try something like that for my banana's.Awesome addition to your house,and it look's great.

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Old 11-16-2007, 11:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 11-16-2007, 11:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Very nice Nate!
Looks like it will serve it's perpose well!
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it will help with my seasonal depression just being able to see my plants.
I understand this statement, It is very true. Nice work!!
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Very very nice Nate! Ive researched and I must seal up mine also.
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Very very nice Nate! Ive researched and I must seal up mine also.
Very crafty of you. Looks good and the price was right........
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That's cool! It looks like you could also heat it just by opening the door to your house and letting the warm interior air flow into the greenhouse. Nice job!
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:48 PM   #10 (permalink)
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My mind started in gear how I can do the same or improvise in my east/south window area for you gave me ideas how I can extend growing bananas full year.
Very nice job.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanx for all the nice compliments, you guys really made my day. Best of luck to everyone as winter is fast approaching! Yuk.
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Excellent, puts my shop bought thing to shame
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Aww...you beat me to the punch...Yours looks great! I only hope I can build one as nice.

I have patio doors and recycled windows all ready to build into a greenhouse. I just need to shop for the lumber...

And erect it of course...

You have raised the bar on cheap ... er .. uhh ... low cost greenhouses. Not to mention building green using recycled products. Back to the plans for some tweaks...

Thanks for posting it!!

P.s. Have you any other cheap...er...low cost garden ideas??
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Old 11-18-2007, 12:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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dont forget the permits
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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No permits for me, i'm in the county!
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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NATE!!! That is awsome!! you did a great job.. Thanks!!! now I have a renewed greenhouse envy...LOL We are gonna freeze tonight...
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Nate your plants look cozy there. Another thing you can do is put in some shelves for other plants sort of like a greenhouse window effect.
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Old 11-24-2007, 09:36 PM   #18 (permalink)
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the Harbor frieght 10' x 12' is on sale for $600

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Old 11-24-2007, 11:17 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Jim,
That looks like a pretty nice greenhouse for the money! I didn't know Harbor Freight sold that type of stuff. Thanx for the insight and welcome aboard!
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Looks awesome! What a great job you did; enjoy....enjoy
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