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Old 10-14-2017, 09:55 PM   #61 (permalink)
 
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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.
I learned from others as well. So nice to know what works and what doesn't. One thing I found extremely helpful was a book written by Shane Smith titled Greenhouse Gardeners Companion revised and expanded. Great book! Lots of resources and ideas. In my opinion, this is a must have book for anyone trying to go the greenhouse rout. I bought my book on eBay for $12.
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:49 PM   #62 (permalink)
 
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I'll check that book out thanks. We're looking at a plot of land to build on, so I'm hoping to incorporate the greenhouse attached to the house (passive solar on the south side) because it will be most cost effective during a build.

BTW, your next post in this thread better have some pics or video!
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This is where it all started. This area was my garden and chicken coup area. My gardening isn't over, it is just different.
YES YES congrats,keep us posted!!
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still no pics....
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still no pics....
ha ha...i know...at this point i need "proof of life" pics that the project happened. Even a quick snap from the cellphone!
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I am sorry guys. Been super busy. I did start to get some pictures ready to post, just haven't yet. I will get to it soon.
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Hiya Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

Mark is your Aquaponics all inside of the Green-house?
When I built my house I added an indoor arboretum that is totally surrounded by rooms so the only part exposed to the outdoor environment is the ceiling/roof which incorporates 5 skylights. Also included is 2 sun-tubes and a bunch of T-5 lights. Room is 14'L X 8'W X 21'H and is home to 6 Banana plants a little over 18 months now. My 9 pipe NFT system is on the first floor and the fish are in the basement. The biggest problem is the Arboretum stays at 70*F in winter @ 65% RH and in the summer does not get above 75*F. Thus, Banana plants grown much slower.

Looking for up-dates to your Green-house.

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Old 08-12-2019, 03:16 PM   #68 (permalink)
 
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Man, I got all caught up and now I need some pictures too!! Any fruit on the sugar apple? How are the nanners?
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Sorry everyone, havenít been on in a while. Some bananas like indoor growing and some do not. AA bananas are pretty much a waist of time and space in the greenhouse. Winter is not kind to them.

Couple weeks ago I harvested the Dwarf Orinoco bananas from my aquaponic setup.

Currently I have several bunches hanging. Tall Namwah, Raja Puri, Dwarf Brazilian, Grand Nain, Goldfinger, Dwarf Orinoco, and a bloom just started on a Tall Orinoco
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Sorry everyone, havenít been on in a while. Some bananas like indoor growing and some do not. AA bananas are pretty much a waist of time and space in the greenhouse. Winter is not kind to them.

Couple weeks ago I harvested the Dwarf Orinoco bananas from my aquaponic setup.

Currently I have several bunches hanging. Tall Namwah, Raja Puri, Dwarf Brazilian, Grand Nain, Goldfinger, Dwarf Orinoco, and a bloom just started on a Tall Orinoco
Hi Mark

Any chance of seeing pictures of the bananas in the greenhouse yet, the thread was started three years ago.
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Any chance of seeing pictures of the bananas in the greenhouse yet, the thread was started three years ago.


Pics? Pleeze!!!! I am going t DIE of I don't have pictures! You wouldn't want a poor innocent citizen to die because of you? Would you?
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Nice work!!!

I need one of those digging machine's to dig my holes,, my knees are shot!!! doc says no more digging
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where the pics?
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