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  • Greenhouse on steroids

    The greenhouse is going balls to the wall. I am the one on steroids though. I really hurt myself in Dec and am still on roids.

    It has been a steep learning curve. I killed 200 seedlings in March when the temps hit 140. I checked them and they were doing great. Went to the doctor and 2.5 hours later they were all down. I saved 3 tomatoes out of 200. It is easy to sit down and plant hundreds of seeds. By the time they are going into large buckets, it turns into a chore. I have no more dirt to rob from any pots or garden beds.

    I am now on the upside of the curve.
    I have tomatoes 5 feet tall, cukes over 6', cants and watermelons, corn going crazy and lots of flowers and veggies. Now it is fun.



    I have limes, mandarins and a couple of lemons.


    6 ears of corn are on. The ones with ears were developed by UAF for Alaska. If nothing else I will have a great cobb salad.


    I am harvesting cukes already. Last one was 13" long and the sweetest ever! 6 more getting close.


    I need to get the roses and flowers out so I can walk thru the GH. It is too crowded to work in. I have loaded up the neighbors and friends with extra maters and flowers and cukes.
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  • #2
    cool solution

    To beat the heat I started adding fans. I now have 3 circulating and 2 exhaust fans going most of the time. The real fixer was an industrial exhaust fan the I took off a job we are doing for the local power company. It runs off a thermostat and has an associated inlet louver that opens when the fans kicks on.




    Buddies helping with solar fan.
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    • #3
      Rewards program

      New cuke


      Lime



      Tomatoes



      Corn tassels
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      • #4
        Flowers

        Sweet smelling citrus blossom



        Roses



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        • #5
          To do

          So this weekend I want to get the inlet louvre in and wired to the thermostat, transplant more stuff that has outgrown the small pots and move stuff out to the dock area. Get the garden in.
          Then chill out.:topjob:
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          • #6
            Very nice.
            The lights are a great addition, needed for sure if you grow year round.
            What type light are you using?
            Definitely an "awesome" Green house.
            How do you heat it?

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            • #7
              Thanks MB.
              The build took 2 years, one for the slab and one for the framing/glazing.
              The lights are T5 and T8 floro. Will come in handy next winter. Gotta keep the citrus plants going.

              I use in floor heat. When I poured the concrete slab, I put in pex tubing and plumbed it to the boiler for the house. Works fantastic.
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              • #8
                Now I'm really jealous.
                Great job.

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