After moving away from Savannah, GA to the Piedmont of SC, I am having to build a small 8x12 foot greenhouse to protect my orchids, and hopefully facilitate a better growing environment for my Neps. I am having a hard time finding information related to temperature, light, and humidity management philosophies and techniques to sustain my tropical plants during the winter.
Do any of you have any recommendations as to resources out there that may help me through the winter? I have not decided on a heating and ventilation system yet, and I don't want to lose my plants this winter because of a misjudgment or an experiment gone bad.
I am inclined to seal the greenhouse, and use a space-heater and fan to warm and circulate the air.
I would also love to see other's notes/journals on their own trials and tribulations as I know very little about managing a hobby greenhouse.
Columbia, South Carolina.