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Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2016, 11:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60941&size=1

2nd layer of plastic installed. This one I had some help with. It went on much better than the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

I would say that after the first layer of plastic is installed, a short tour is needed.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60938&size=1

Inside back wall. I wasn't sure what to do...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60937&size=1

This was not fun at all. Trying to get this greenhouse plastic between the hoops, and over the hoops, and all by myself was a real...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2016, 10:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

I will post the pictures later, but I will tell you now. I used the double hoops so I could keep a air gap between my two layers of plastic. I thought the insulation factor would increase. With the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2016, 09:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By edwmax
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

Thanks. I built a small one about 25 years ago using 1 1/4 TW PVC ... 9 ft wide by 20ft long. The hoops were 20 ft. Actually that frame is still standing.

I've never seen double hoop frames...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

edwmax,

All my hoops are made from 1 inch pvc. The greenhouse is 33 feet long by 17 feet wide. I know it is a oddball size. That is because of the tanks. I had to set them first, then build the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2016, 12:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60934&size=1

Posts in the ground for the back wall.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60935&size=1

Now the back wall framing...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2016, 12:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60932&size=1

Finally I have a door.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60933&size=1

And now a wall.

:woohoonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-30-2016, 12:27 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60929&size=1

Both layers of hoops installed.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60930&size=1

You can see all the fittings. I used...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-29-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60927&size=1

At this point I couldn't stand it anymore. I had to see what the shape was like for the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-29-2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60926&size=1

Here are 2 frames clamped together.

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60925&size=1

And a closeup of the clamps and...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-29-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60924&size=1

Here is 1 ground frame all glued together. There will be a total of 4 of these.
:woohoonaner:
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-29-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60923&size=1

This is a sample size of the PVC I had to cut and glue together to make the ground frames. This pile made 2. Then I had to do it all...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-29-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

Thanks Matt, that was a easy question. The greenhouse is mostly done. Just need a little tweek here and there. I wanted to start this thread from the beginning of the project. So to answer your...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-29-2016, 12:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

I went out to the greenhouse for a few minutes. Some of the plants are starting to grow again, the same plants that have been stalled for many weeks.

High temp outside today 52f
High temp in the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-29-2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60918&size=1

This tank was much more of a challenge to put in place than any others. It was full of water and fish.

The blue container on the...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-28-2016, 11:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60917&size=1

Water line installed. This was not planned. 2 pictures ago you will notice 1 concrete tank not installed. There was a 3/4 inch pvc...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-28-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60916&size=1

Then morning came. A large pile of soil in my yard. Tanks lining the walls of a hole in the ground. Since I didn't buy a kit, I had no...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-28-2016, 10:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60915&size=1

This is where we finished the first day. Having my brother and his small excavator, we got a lot of work done in one day. Around 30...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-28-2016, 10:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60914&size=1

The grass was really thick in this area. This was outside the fence of my old chicken coup. My garden always had the best fertilizer....
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-28-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

Thanks Matt. My greenhouse is located close to my house in the backyard. So close, that my house wifi works in the greenhouse. Some of these updates will be posted from within the forest...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-28-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

Thanks CraigSS. I walk through my banana forest every chance I get. I check for this, I check for that, and I feed my fish. I do talk to myself in there. I will try talking to the plants, but if they...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-28-2016, 12:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Re: Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

http://www.bananas.org/gallery/watermark.php?file=60913&size=1

This is where it all started. This area was my garden and chicken coup area. My gardening isn't over, it is just different.
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 11-27-2016, 11:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,175
Posted By Mark Dragt
Mark's Banana Forest Paradise

I started this project back in September after reading GreenFin's thread about his new banana house. I read that thread over and over. Thank you GreenFin, you inspired me.

This thread is about my...
Forum: Main Banana Discussion 06-06-2016, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,077
Posted By HMelendez
Re: My New Banana House

Congrats GreenFin!......good, awesome job!....:bananarow:
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