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Old 05-26-2020, 11:02 PM
Oyarzabal Oyarzabal is offline

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[QUOTE=WaterWitchin;922316]I already have an outside oscillating fan for it. Right now it's hanging under a pergola to point at my orchids. It will be moved. LOL... you're in zone 10b. You don't even HAVE a winter.

Hey more respect with the crude Florida winters. We we hit those 32 degrees once every 7 years. I mean, we us
ed to. Actually, not any more. Never mind.
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Old 05-27-2020, 06:36 AM
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Propane to keep my greenhouse at 34f cost $900 a winter. It wasn't possible to truck twin wall on to the site.

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Old 05-27-2020, 01:48 PM
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Well, an encouraging update. I remembered my orchid buddy in Kansas City who now grows in a greenhouse instead of cave. Duh! I'm so used to the cave I forgot he had to vacate. Reached out to him last night...

One of his greenhouses is on his property. It's 17x25, Lexan roof and tempered glass sides top to bottom on all four walls. Epoxy floor. He said on a cold month, it costs him around $100 to heat with natural gas. It's his "bloom house" for stuff getting ready to sell, and he sells a lot of phals so I know he keeps it pretty warm in winter. We have about three months here we consider "cold," so that's very doable.

This propane must be super expensive stuff! Glad I only have to buy small bottles for my gypsy burner.

It's comforting to know someone who lives within sixty miles who has a greenhouse to compare notes with. It's not so comforting when that someone says I need one like his next size up...30x128... because otherwise I'll run out of room. What are friends for?

Oh... and his small one we're talking about has a bar in it. He indicates that's a necessity. that's my kinda friend!

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And interestingly enough... he knows I smoke, and said his wife doesn't allow smoking in the house so when friends are over that smoke they adjourn to the greenhouse. I find that interesting, although I do smoke around them. Always thought it was a real no-no, like in a greenhouse where tomatoes are growing. He said doesn't hurt 'em a bit.
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Old 05-27-2020, 02:59 PM
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1- quit smoking (cigarettes) it is bad for you
2- EVERY grow house needs a Bar...why did l leave that out of my lath house?????
3- have you considered the heat going from the green house into your house? might help to offset the increased cost of the extra space and youd be getting nice humid 02 rich air??

and 30x128!!!!! can i set up a cot and live there??
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