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Iím in western MO, zone 6b. Iíve got a porch on the east side of my house. Itís only open to the east. Iím thinking of enclosing it, mostly with glass. Itís about 9íx24í. East is a long side. Iíd like to make it sort of a sunroom and tropical garden. The roof has about a 2í overhang, so thereíd be shade from that. I wonder if Iíd need grow lights too? Maybe a couple sky lights would work?

Besides some dwarf bananas, Iíd like to have citrus, pomegranite, and figs. There is a deck beside the porch, so it would be fairly easy to move some things outside in the summer.

I donít know if I can afford it yet. Just trying to decide how it could be done. I plan to get an estimate this summer. I wouldnít need any structural changes, so Iím hoping it wouldnít cost a fortune. I would probably need a ductless heatpump for heating and cooling.
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check out forum member greenfin's pit greenhouse

My semi-pit banana greenhouse

hoop benders are pretty cheap

check out walapini too

check out poor mans geothermal/heat banking

check out jean pain compost heating

i plan to use all of these and more at the border of zone 2 and 3

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