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    Building a greenhouse?

    I was wondering if any one has experience with building their own greenhouse? Any tips, how much it costs, or any resources used would be greatly appreciated.
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    Probably cheaper buying one. Actually, I know it is. You can buy this one from Harbor freight-

    http://www.harborfreight.com/6-ft-x-...use-47712.html

    Then you could buy this coupon for it and you only pay $250 plus shipping-

    http://cgi.ebay.com/HARBOR-FREIGHT-C...item3365b5ceb8

    Hope this helps!

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    If only I had the money right now...

    ---------- Post added at 03:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:54 PM ----------

    I'll probably just ending up asking around the local nurseries if they know anyone trying to get rid of a greenhouse.
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    Well, I bought a cheapo GH this year-

    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Large-12-she...item3f08287aec

    Its cheap and probably only good for a season but i'm happy with it and I can get the harbor freight version next year.

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    Btw, I had to stake it down....put concrete edging around the plastic edging and filled pillow cases with gravel and put them on the base to keep it from being destroyed by the wind. Even without all of this stuff its nice and sturdy for a mass produced piece of junk.

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    how much space and what are you planning to grow in it. Cooling will be big issue in the summer. If looking for a means to keep things from freezing in winter you might want to consider a high tunnel
    http://www.google.com/search?q=high+...ient=firefox-a

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    Nothing too large. I have to make sure it's heavy or not easily caught by the wind though.
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    Cooling will be an issue. Forgot to tell you on a 64F day my GH got to 90F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kulamauiman View Post
    how much space and what are you planning to grow in it. Cooling will be big issue in the summer.
    Many (most?) people just consider the upfront costs of a greenhouse. I suspect that the ongoing costs of heating / cooling could be potentially more than the original costs - depending on the location and the types of plants you plan to grow. I cannot even fathom the cost of heating Tony's massive structure in upstate NY winters ...

    Maybe swamp coolers would work well and not be too bad in your area - but either way - there are add'l costs to consider....
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