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Greenhouse - a structure with walls and roof made chiefly of transparent material, such as glass, in which plants requiring regulated climatic conditions are grown.[3] These structures range in size from small sheds to industrial-sized buildings. A miniature greenhouse is known as a cold frame. The interior of a greenhouse exposed to sunlight becomes significantly warmer than the external ambient temperature, protecting its contents in cold weather. Wikipedia: greenhouse


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Having a hard time getting seeds to sprout

Hi folks! I've been having a really hard time with seed sprouting. I'm using rock wool cubes in a 5x5 square arrangement. I got 1 out of 25 catnip seeds to sprout. Basil is doing better, with 17 out of 25. Onion seeds were 3 out of 25. They aren't in a greenhouse (I intend to build one this fall) but I didn't plant anything until the last week of May, and I'm in the mid-South of USA. Is it an issue with the rock wool? Should I have used a heated pad for seed starting? Any tips for a complete rookie would be appreciated.

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2024/06/21
13:05 UTC

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Big Potted Trees in St. Louis

I have a coffee tree and a yuzu tree that for the past four years or so that I have brought inside over the winter. They are getting heavy and large to the point that even with two people carrying them, it's quite a lift. Are there any outdoor greenhouse solutions that would be a good fit for me? We do get quite cold over the winter.

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2024/06/20
14:29 UTC

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Is it too late?

I’m about to move into our new house in the east coast of Canada which already has a 200ish square foot green house on the property. I’ve never had my own green house, and besides growing weed pretty minimal gardening experience so going into this whole thing pretty blind.

By the time we’re all settled it’ll probably be early July before we really have a chance look at the possibility of starting a veggie garden but that seems like it’s getting pretty late to start a garden from scratch. So basically what I’m wondering.. is it too late in the summer to bother tackling this project? If it’s not, then any tips or pointers would definitely be appreciated. What kinda veggies should I be planting, which ones am I way too late to start, etc… any help is appreciated!

3 Comments
2024/06/17
18:03 UTC

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Small School Greenhouse 🏫🌱💯

Hello everyone!!! 👋👋👋 I am currently building a small seed germinator greenhouse of approximately 1 m2 for a school project (university) and i have doubts about what materiales i can use for the cover, i thought about acrylic but it is very expensive, i also thought about plywood but i don't know if it is resistant to humidity, for the structure i will use aluminum profiles (i don't know if it affects) so what materials do you recommend for the cover? I am also planning to implement a wet wall cooling system, does anyone have any experience building this system that can give me some tips? All help is welcome 🙏🫶😊

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2024/06/15
05:46 UTC

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Need help with search terms please

Hi all! I'm trying to find supplies for a plant business next spring. I'm looking for the rectangular 6-slot black plastic trays. 12 of them fit in a flat. Any idea what they are called? All I'm finding on Temu and Alibaba are round plastic pots.

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2024/06/14
02:13 UTC

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DIY greenhouse

I’m looking to build a green house under my deck. Please share any tips or ideas! Thanks!

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2024/06/13
01:18 UTC

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Greenhouse planter boxes

What is the best material to make raised boxes out of in your greenhouse

3 Comments
2024/06/11
21:48 UTC

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Flip this into a greenhouse?

Thinking about turning this abondoned play fort into a green house. Do greenhouses need to be completely sealed? This sits in a spot which gets 8 hours of direct sun.

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2024/06/10
23:02 UTC

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Greenhouse leak repair..?

Bought a house with a double pane windows. Made by Sun Systems from Commack NY it looks like they are out of business. Anyone have suggestions on where to learn how to disassemble and reseal the windows? I have all the tools and even inert gas to replace it with if needed. I did some google searching and just can get any info to start with.

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2024/06/10
21:49 UTC

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Gutters

Has anyone installed gutters on a Veikous greenhouse? My partner bought me an 8x14 for my birthday.

I would like to collect rainwater to use but our model didn’t come with gutters.

3 Comments
2024/06/02
16:54 UTC

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Help. Downspout kit missing instructions

I bought one of these kits to upgrade from the 3d printed ones I made a while back. My gf’s sister was gifted an aluminum greenhouse from harbor freight. These are supposed to fit but came with zero instructions. I can’t find any instructions online or on YouTube.

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2024/06/01
22:19 UTC

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Greenhouse Heat/Fan

We recently installed a smaller 6x10 greenhouse for my cacti and other more tropical things. I am learning as I go. What are some of the brands or models of fans and heaters that you all use for small spaces? We are zone 6b but I'd like to be able to keep everything out there year round so I guess I need it to stay at least 50 degrees through winter. Also, I'm scared about leaving a heater going in there unattended while we are at work. Thoughts?

6 Comments
2024/06/01
20:20 UTC

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How to clean ikea greenhouse stains?

I need help! I have 3 ikea greenhouses, all with horrible stains on the shelves and walls. I’ve tried windex, bleach, vinegar, pink stuff, you name it. Is there some magical way that I’m missing that I can clean these so they look better? I don’t need them to look new. Just want to be able to see the plants better. Or is this permanent stains and I’m screwed? :/

5 Comments
2024/05/30
23:29 UTC

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Glass Greenhouse

I have a concrete foundation, 11'x18' and am planning on doing a custom timber framed insulated glass greenhouse. Before anyone says it, i know this will be expensive. I am not looking for alternatives or cheaper options. I've never done a greenhouse before but have a little bit of a construction background. Anyonehave any tips, recommendations, resources for something like this? I'm planning on this being a year round/heated greenhouse. I am located in the mountain west so need to take serious temperatures and snow into mind. I'm doing a freestanding lean-to greenhouse. Any comments or feedback is much appreciated. Thanks

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2024/05/29
02:17 UTC

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Concrete base smaller than greenhouse

I want to build a greenhouse as a small sitting area with a sofa (yes I know, temperature control!). I am building on a good concrete shed base. But while the greenhouse is 8x6, the base is about 8x5.5. Is there a potential cheap solution (such as using wood planks to make up the 6 inches)? Looking at this Canopia model: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Palram-aluminium-greenhouse-hothouse-rearing/dp/B00HURB8WA/ref=mp_s_a_1_7

3 Comments
2024/05/24
22:25 UTC

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Veikous Greenhouse Question

Good morning. Just looking for some insight and help. I have a 8x16 veikous greenhouse and was wondering if I would buy another 8x16 could I somehow connect the 2 to make 8x32. Let me know what you people think people who have a veikous if it can be done.

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2024/05/17
11:11 UTC

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Want to build a greenhouse

Anybody with any money saving tips? 😀

5 Comments
2024/05/16
05:08 UTC

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Are these plants too small for my greenhouse?

Sorry if this I am asking stupid questions, but I wasn’t able to google my way to an answer.

I grow chilies in my greenhouse every year. I live i Denmark, so the season is not as long and hot as closer to the equator. I usually spout my plants indoors a couple of months before the greenhouse is hot enough. This year stuff got in the way and I planted my seeds a bit late.

Now the plants are at the stage were I would normally put them in individual pots, still inside. The greenhouse is plenty hot and the sun is shining. Can I put them directly in the greenhouse instead?

I use “plant bags” on top of capillary boxes in the greenhouse. I don’t know if thats the proper name for it in english, I hope you know what I mean.

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2024/05/12
08:44 UTC

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Greenhouse Foundation

Hi all - tamped down the soil where I will be putting a 6’x10’ Veikous greenhouse I bought on Wayfair. I know they’re not the most sturdy, so I want it to be anchored down well. I was leaning towards doing a concrete paver base on top of sand, and screwing the greenhouse into the concrete paver base.

Is this a good idea? Also, do I need to lay gravel down before I put the leveling sand on top of the dirt?

I really wanted a wood deck platform but wood costs so much in relation to concrete pavers that are $1.50 each at Home Depot.

Thanks everyone!!

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2024/05/11
20:24 UTC

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All planted for spring

2 Comments
2024/05/09
15:40 UTC

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Looking for suggestions for smart misting system for my greenhouse

This is my first year with a greenhouse and I have a lot to learn.... first lesson is that on warm days that it turns into an air fryer and seedlings don't do well in 136 degrees F. I am installing a misting system but I'm having a hard time finding a smart water timer that can sense temperature and/or I can program to run in intervals from 11 AM to 7 PM.

Anyone figure this out? Please share your wisdom. TIA

4 Comments
2024/05/07
19:28 UTC

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I got these lights mainly for succulents and other indoor plants. Would they work for fruits and vegetables from the seed? I just want to grow a few small plants

5 Comments
2024/05/06
21:17 UTC

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Need recommendations

Hi! I move read through many of the recommendations posts but none of them seem to be from places that get high winds

I live in NY, we get high winds, lots of rain and lake effect snow. I need recommendations for a green house

I feel like any of those hoop houses are just going to blow away, and there’s so many other options out there I’m so lost

Not against them, just worried it would get destroyed in the wind.

5 Comments
2024/05/05
04:22 UTC

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Help with protectors for hoop house peaks

Hi all, I'm wondering if anybody has suggestions for what i can use to cover the peaks of my hoop house so that it doesn't rip the plastic. I am going to be completely replacing the plastic and I obviously don't want it to rip again. The pictures should show exactly what i'm talking about. These were here when we bought the property so i no nothing about these particular design of hoop houses.

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4 Comments
2024/05/03
15:00 UTC

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First greenhouse

I am building my first greenhouse. It's in a well-shaded area, but I plan to remove a few dangerous trees that may damage my neighbor's property. Time-lapse video includes the sun's placement in that area.

10 Comments
2024/05/03
01:04 UTC

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