Growing Under Glass


Growing Under Glass

A group for greenhouse gardeners( and wouldbe greenhouse gardeners) Share your ideas, experience; questions and answers; successes and failures, here.

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Comment by Rana on September 15, 2009 at 9:22pm
The next set of photos are of our 'small greenhouse'. This one is mostly double glazed and there are a lot of grey garden rocks on the base.It is the most successful of the greenhouse. The most expensive part was the polycarbonate ($20.00 p/m) The rest was basically free.-old pallets painted with old paint.
Comment by Rana on September 15, 2009 at 9:16pm
I've added some photos of my greenhouses as they are today. They work very well most of the year but I want to try a cost effective way to double glaze them so they are more efficient.Will try to add more of another very successful one.
Comment by Justine on September 7, 2009 at 6:57am
Hi Rana, is there any chance of uploading a pic of one of your greenhouses reincarnated?
Comment by Rana on August 29, 2009 at 10:43pm
Plastic greenhouses degenerate too quickly and soon you will have to replace it. In my opinion, bought plastic greenhouses are just another way to continue the trend of being a consumer.
We have built our best greenhouses using materials found at garage sales( shower doors) or parts of perspex overhangs( over our deck) that needs replacing. We also use painted wooden pallets as frames for a greenhouse and a double layer of special thick plastic as the 'pane'. Bunnings sells a
poly carbonate ,1m wide and cut to the length you want. This has lasted us more than 4 years now.(Our commercial plastic greenhouses didn't even last a season and didn't retain the heat any way near as well as our home made ones).
Comment by Hester on August 29, 2009 at 6:59pm
I had a good cleaning session today. Pulled down old overgrowth and swept the glass and shelves. Now I just need to give it all a bit of a scrub and weed under the shelves where there is a base of soil. I patched the gap where a pane broke out with clear plastic (recycled from a compost bag) and tape. Soon I'll have lots more room for seed raising and some early tomatoes and other spring crops.
Comment by Justine on August 28, 2009 at 11:46pm
hi Julie, I've bought the walk-in plastic type from Bunnings. A good tip I found that may benefit you as well is that I've hung a string/rope from the inside roof and tied it to a couple of bricks. This will anchor the greenhouse as it tends to want to fly away in a strong breeze!
Comment by Julie on August 22, 2009 at 10:23pm
Hi.. I've just joined OOOOBY and am looking forward to learning about growing in a glasshouse or similar.. I've seen a variety of the kinda-plastic type with steel frame available to buy at Bunnings, and will add one to my garden soon. Cheers.. Julie

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