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PostSubject: Greenhouse build   Sat Oct 01, 2016 10:43 am

decided to try the pe mesh greenhouse.seemed cheaper than anything id build.this green house cost just over $100
very happy with it so far.was missing afew polls Rolling Eyes ..end up getting part refund  Very Happy
ive laid some weed mat and pinned down with mat pegs and bricks.added center support was a bit flimsy .still could not go climbing on it ..lol.but will hold hang basket etc.
chucked in a few recent cutting see how things go.






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PostSubject: Re: Greenhouse build   Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:04 pm

That's a pretty neat little shade house mate!

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PostSubject: Re: Greenhouse build   Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:27 pm

thanks mate.ive added extra shelf .step style and bit extra shade cloth for buttons
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PostSubject: Re: Greenhouse build   Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:25 am

Great advice... I am wondering about a hothouse here...but how would we cope in hot summers of 40 degrees?
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PostSubject: Re: Greenhouse build   Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:32 am

ive been asking myself the same question..
thinks will be fine rooting cutting,might have tomove buttons during our 40 degree days..(around 3 weeks).
ive been keeping an eye one temps..if 20 out side will be 31 inside greenhouse.if i open windows it drops 5 degrees.might just need extra shade cloth and keep windows open.looking at solar vent too
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PostSubject: Re: Greenhouse build   Tue Oct 04, 2016 11:57 am

I have contacted Max Holmes.... grew cacti in S.A. for many years and was a great grower and seller (He has retired now).....I will let you know what he advises
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PostSubject: Re: Greenhouse build   Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:49 am

Cool.Thanks Gary...green house doing very well
I open vents on sunny days,all cuttings and buttons seem happy n growing


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PostSubject: Re: Greenhouse build   Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:21 am

Since cacti stop to grow when the temperature reached to 50 'C, I cover the greenhouse over by 50% shade cloth in summer, between mid of November and mid of March.

It will still reach to 50'C some days but can manage within 50'C reasonably.
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PostSubject: Re: Greenhouse build   Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:44 am

thanks for the info.will help..ive got some large bits of shade cloth ready.
i orded few solar fans.will get vent in future see if makes any difference
..cant upload pics atm scratch

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