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Old 12-02-2016, 02:11 PM   #41 (permalink)
 
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Hello Mark here we call this kind greenhouses a tunnel greenhouses
It looks real nice to me.
If you insulation is not so good juse bubbelrap plastic.

Your biggest concern is if the plastic rips, and the wind gets under it.
If you the plastic tight yokes you have no risk that it rips.

Heavy snow
By the shape of a tunnel there remains little to no snow on.
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yes an intimidating job, especially getting the second layer over the top layer by yourself. very hard work. I did something similar only on very much smaller scale. its just to protect my smaller bananas over the winter, I will take it down in the spring. I have ropes going across the top to keep the tarp and the plastic from falling in.
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Very cool thread... Thanks for sharing

Let's see some banana pics.
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Very cool thread... Thanks for sharing

Let's see some banana pics.
Thanks Keith! It has been fun assembling this thread. My next posts will include pictures of my banana plants. When I get going on the pictures, you will soon see why I included "forest" in the name.
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These are the first plants to go in the greenhouse.
Left to right- Avacado, Velutina, Avacado, San Pablo Red Custard Apple, Velutina, African Tulip Tree.

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Nice job! Curious to see how its going now...
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Old 04-09-2017, 08:07 AM   #47 (permalink)
 
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How did it make it through winter?
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looking forward, to see the updates Mark
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How did it make it through winter?
The structure and most of the plants did very well through winter. Low temp outside was 16f. Inside low temp was 35f. Hopefully soon I will improve the heating system for this coming winter.
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Thank You.

Sorry for the late reply. Life gets busy sometimes and posting on the org takes a backseat. I have lots of pictures to share of plants and of a few improvements and of some additions. I added a fan with a thermostate to blow out hot air over 95f. Added a vent near the door to allow cool air in while the fan is running. I expanded my Aquaponic system and have a Dwarf Orinoco growing in it. My next improvement will be to the heating system. I can't waite to start on that. I will not give any details on that till I get it done.
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Thank you Mark bro for posting an update!....
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Almost a year later, Can't wait for the pics!
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Thanks Hector!

Bro, you know you have already seen all the updates and pictures. But really, thanks for all your encouragement along the way. You are a good friend!
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Almost a year later, Can't wait for the pics!
Thanks Matt!

I had no idea these plants could grow that fast, and get that big. It's amazing! Soon I will show how the plants looked when I planted into the greenhouse, and how they look now. It really is amazing how small many of the plants were. Now one of them has a flower? I wonder which one? Really? 3 more are stacking? This greenhouse has changed everything for me.

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YAY!! So happy to see you doing an update Mark!! I have seen the sneak preview and it is amazing!! I am so happy for you Mark and the difference this has made in your growing!!
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Nice project. I don't see the pics...how did they do?
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Nice project. I don't see the pics...how did they do?
I really need to get on that update. I have a years worth of pictures to get you guys all caught up. Overall the plants did great. A few had some problems with too much moisture. Spider mites were a problem for a while also. Man is a Namwah flower big! Oops! Did I give something away?
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What about the fish how are they doing in the greenhouse???
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Well, I'll be following the thread. Very interested I just moved to 7b and would like to build a greenhouse myself for subtropicals so trying to learn from others.
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What about the fish how are they doing in the greenhouse???
Thanks Mike!

The fish are doing great. I call them the sharks. Really they are just goldfish. 3 different kinds. They had a bunch of babies this year. Very happy fish! Over the last year they have eaten a bunch of army worms and slugs. I toss them in when I see them. When something hits the water, it doesn't last long. Kinda fun!
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