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/r/Greenhouses

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Lean-to greenhouse against brick wall

Hi Everyone,

I am looking into installing a lean-to greenhouse against a brick wall in my backyard. The brick wall belongs to my house. Somewhere on this reddit I read that lean-to greenhouse can do damage to your walls because of the heat/humidity inside the greenhouse. Is this true?

0 Comments
2024/06/13
07:23 UTC

216

Finished my dream greenhouse!

A bougie place to hang out and pot things up. It was a lot of work leveling and painting, and building but I’m happy with it!

17 Comments
2024/06/13
05:01 UTC

28

1st pepper this year in my greenhouse :)

0 Comments
2024/06/12
20:07 UTC

28

Questions

I started framing for a geenhouse and my neighbor came over and said I can have these 4x20 twin wall poly carb sheets. I was going buy use 4x8 and join them with h channel but free is free and the 4x20 is the exact length of the structure. I was wondering if I can overlap the poly carb like roofing and run them long ways? Eventually I’ll be buying new sheets but for the time being is this ok?

13 Comments
2024/06/12
13:36 UTC

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Today´s check of my greenhouse ...soon awaiting production :-P

9 Comments
2024/06/10
19:31 UTC

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Adding a Greenhouse to yard in NYC Question

Hey all,

I’m having my yard redone and considering a greenhouse. I’m located in NYC and aiming to have the structure as a 4 or 6x8. Any recommendations in models that hold up against the elements over time? Thanks in advance.

1 Comment
2024/06/10
14:58 UTC

56

Almost done with my first greenhouse!

She’s a 6 x 8 kit from Amazon! Can’t wait to get the rest of her panels in and cement her down to the pad (area next to the house). I already have a solar powered fan on my list of things to buy once she’s up and running. This Florida heat will cook everything if I don’t have one put in.

8 Comments
2024/06/09
08:13 UTC

55

My first greenhouse

Finally got it all set up and secured! Just need to add my plants, which will be a tomorrow project. Based on comments on my previous post I opted for the green and ended up choosing one with windows so there can be some air flow for super hot days. As a comment on another post said, this is definitely a gateway greenhouse and I can already feel the need for a more permanent setup in the future!

8 Comments
2024/06/08
22:19 UTC

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Help with assembly?

Hello everyone,

I was given this kit to assemble the frame for a green house, and I am at a lose because it has no instructions and the box it was in does not have any branding on it. I know it's 8x8' and the framing is aluminum, but that's about it. I can probably start to guess what goes where but thought I'd see if anyone possibly recognizes the kit, or could point me in the right direction to try to find some kind of instructions.

I know it's a long shot, but I appreciate any help I can get! Thanks in advance.

9 Comments
2024/06/08
18:49 UTC

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I have a small greenhouse on my balcony and planted a taro root in my pot. Are these Taro plants?

I put in only one root but there are multiple plants growing. I also planted in the center but these are growing in the side.

3 Comments
2024/06/08
12:04 UTC

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Geothermal with cold sink

I'm in zone 6b and I've got an acre of land to play with. I want to attempt a geothermal greenhouse 4 feet deep with a 6-8 foot cold sink and underground air ventilation running out from the 8 foot mark underground. I also want to maximize how much heat I take in from the sun in winter but to do that I need to figure out what angle to make my north wall. I'm am having trouble finding that info, anyone got a source for that?

3 Comments
2024/06/08
07:39 UTC

31

Check out my greenhouse 3b

5 Comments
2024/06/08
03:20 UTC

7

How to lower heat in my greenhouse?

Hey guys I recently built a greenhouse using 6mil vapor barrier as the panels, I notice it gets a little too hot inside the greenhouse and have put some random tarps on top of the plastic for the meanwhile, does anyone know what I can use to lower the heat inside the greenhouse?

10 Comments
2024/06/08
01:50 UTC

109

We grew, we sold, we donated and we planted. Another round in about a month

8 Comments
2024/06/07
23:17 UTC

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Help Needed: Picking Between Samsung LED Models and Grow Tent Light Types!

Hey fellow growers! 🌱 I've been mulling over which grow lights to pick for my setup, and I'm kinda stuck between Samsung's LED models 301 and 281. Does anyone have a preference between these, or is there another brand or model you swear by?
Also, when it comes to complete grow tent kits, especially for an 80x80 cm setup, are you guys going for the more budget-friendly quantum board lights, or do you prefer to splurge a bit on those fancy octopus lights for better results? Would love to hear your thoughts and recommendations!
Question: When setting up your 80x80 cm grow tent, which LED type and lighting system do you prefer?

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0 Comments
2024/06/07
05:59 UTC

14

First time planting

It’s my first time planting! I need to separate these beans but idk how soon i can separate them and would it be okay if I put them in a raised bed or grow bags?

1 Comment
2024/06/07
02:33 UTC

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Greenhouse Addition

We are condsidering adding a 6' x 12' addition to our home with windows on 3 sides for my wife's plants. This will be an entirely custom addition, so we can add whatever features that we want/need. Anyone know if this has been done or anyone have suggestion?

5 Comments
2024/06/06
18:45 UTC

32

First tomato of the season!

0 Comments
2024/06/06
09:33 UTC

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Electric radiant flooring?

Hi! I'm trying to see if I can figure out a dual purpose winter tortoise enclosure and greenhouse. Hoping to keep the torts on the ground with benches for growing. I'm in zone 6a, so will need supplemental heating. As a hobby grower, trying to keep it simple but maintaining a temp of 65+ on the ground is important. Does anyone have experience with electric radiant heat flooring? Thinking I would insulate the floor, install the radiant heat tiles or mats, then put a subfloor or other flooring on top. Any reason this wouldn't work? Any better ideas?

1 Comment
2024/06/06
00:47 UTC

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Greenhouse Eagle Scout Project

I'm a scout currently doing my Eagle project and I've settled on the idea of building a greenhouse for a local homeless shelter. I think it's a lovely idea and my beneficiary organization loves the idea as well. However, when researching how to build the greenhouse I've hit a lot of roadblocks. For one, I have absolutely zero experience building anything. My closest building experience is assembling Ikea furniture and knowing how to use a drill and cut wood. I also only understand about 50% of what blog posts are saying. There is way too much builder jargon for me to absorb in one day. However, I have a lot of audacity and am not one to give up on things. I'm very committed in everything I do--especially this.

My heart is set on building a greenhouse out of recycled windows: it's cute, eco-friendly, and from what I've seen, somewhat on the affordable side. However, in the process of trying to construct a plan, I've run into a lot of issues. For one thing, I can't actually find a detailed plan for using recycled windows online. Pretty much every blog online has their experienced builder husband building it and seems to have three steps: build the wood frame, put the windows in, and enjoy!! Unfortunately I do not have an experienced builder husband of my own. If I would build a recycled window greenhouse, I would need to build a foundation--which I have no idea how to do and am definitely not comfortable with the idea of pouring concrete. That's currently my biggest gripe as of now but I'm sure I'll hit more obstacles if I continue researching.

I've been playing around with the idea of using polythelene sheets instead. From what I've seen, this is a lot easier as I can follow a set plan (which I have come across online), cheaper as someone said one roll costs about $8, and wouldn't require a foundation.

I would really like to build a recycled window greenhouse. But at this point, I'm starting to wonder if that's the most practical idea. I haven't even looked into building permits in my area. Any advice at ALL would be so appreciated. If you know of any recycled window greenhouse plans or just think you know of a post that would be of use to me I would really appreciate it.

5 Comments
2024/06/05
21:26 UTC

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Smoke or Clear Panels

Which one would be more ideal and prevent yellowing long term and also be good in the winter probably clear and use a shade cover when necessary? Or black on the top then clear on the sides?

AmeriLux CoverLite 26" Polycarbonate Roof Panel at Menards® https://www.menards.com/main/building-materials/roofing/specialty-roofing/amerilux-coverlite-26-polycarbonate-roof-panel/1594322/p-1444424081341-c-5819.htm

1 Comment
2024/06/05
07:19 UTC

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