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Topic by a1Jim posted 07-15-2013 10:50 AM 2088 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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a1Jim

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07-15-2013 10:50 AM

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Hi Gang
It feels kind of strange being on Garden tenders instead of LJs. I was hoping I could get some advice on Green houses ,I’m a contractor in southern Oregon and have a customer that wants a 10’ x 40 greenhouse and I’ve been doing research on line and there seems to be to schools of thought what’s best polycarbinate vs glass as to whats best and hold heat best. I also seem to be getting conflicting stories as to it’s best to use fans or automatic vents. Lastly I would like to know a good source for buying a kit that large and perhaps companies that are not desirable to purchase from.

I have never had a greenhouse nor am I a gardener so I really could use your help.

Thanks Jim



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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

07-19-2013 05:07 AM

welcome to the “green side” :)
I can’t believe it has been three days since I’ve been on the site…. too hot and humid in these parts, I guess.

What are the goals for the greenhouse? All-year produce? Extended season? How the greenhouse will be used will make a difference, I think, in the construction.

I don’t think there is anything relevant to your specific questions here but this is our gateway to everything tagged as Greenhouse: http://gardentenders.com/topics/2044

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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07-19-2013 05:12 AM

and if they are going to include fish (for aquaponics set-up), it will definitely have year-round requirements and back-up systems to make sure the fish don’t suffer from winter conditions or sweltering-hot summers.

Also with the increase of high winds in our world, today, a sturdy construction is a vital component.

Another consideration that I’ve read recently is that soil in a greenhouse eventually loses its healthiness, even if it gets lots of fresh air and fertilizer. Apparently natural light AND rainwater are required for long-term healthy soil/plants. Typically, this isn’t really an issue as many plants in a greenhouse are in pots, thus renewed soil.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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07-19-2013 05:49 AM

and check out this blog: http://gardentenders.com/members/nitepagan/blog/3684

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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a1Jim

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07-20-2013 11:02 AM

Hi Debbie
Thanks for all of the information.

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