User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 14

Thread: Greenhouse on sale

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Minnesota, USA
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Lightbulb

    This is the greenhouse as advertised.

    Greenhouse

    What do you think?

    And how do suppose I would go about lighting it?

    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

  2. #2
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Westchester County, New York
    Posts
    5,377
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have one of those. They're usefull if you have a nice, sunny window. Otherwise they're a pain in the neck to light. I have a high output flourescent in mine, and I had to cut holes in the top to prevent the greenhouse from becoming an oven. So now I problems with humidity. Grrrr.
    17 Nash Rd.
    North Salem, NY 10560

    YOU! Outta my gene pool!

  3. #3
    SirKristoff is a poopiehead Ozzy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Greenswamp, NC
    Posts
    13,747
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have to totally disagree with you, schloaty. I think they are wonderful.
    They are perfect for lowland nepenthes and other plants that require higher temps and high humidity.
    They secret is knowing how to set it up.
    First if you use compact flourescents it will keep the temps about just right. In the winter I sometimes have to put in a flood bulb or an incadesent to raise the heat. I wouldn't suggest that it be keept outside, it will become an oven in direct sunlight. It's best to keep it in a window that gets morning sun. Another hint, Set the green house over a tray that will hold water. When you water your plants the water will drip onto the tray and it will keep the humidity levels about 100%.
    I have seen greenhouses like the one you in your pic for between $40 and $70. I don't want to break the selling rule here but I don't want to see you get ripped off either. I know somewhere that sells the 3 shelved ones for $20. If you want I can send you one or more at costs. I'll also help you with the setup.




  4. #4

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Minnesota, USA
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks a lot for both of your suggestions. The place selling this one has them on sale for $25. I think it's a good deal since it's larger than the three shelved ones. I'll get it from this place. But if you can... some tips on setting up the flourescents? And can high humidity adversely affect the flourescent lights? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    S.California
    Posts
    339
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use to have one of these! lighting it up was the hard thing tho what i did was hooked up shop lights over it hanging from the up of the bedroom it worked pretty well i think just putting it by a sunny window is best tho good luck
    http://Geocities.com/southerntropicals

    http://www.geocities.com/southerntro...rewstsmall.jpg
    Welcome to S O U T H E R N T R O P I C A L S the nepenthes and heliamphora garden.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Minnesota, USA
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I thought about shop lights, too!

    Thanks![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    somewhere in NJ
    Posts
    1,230
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have it. Very useful. Here's a pic of it:

    [img]http://home.**********.com/eplants02/Highland_tank.JPG[/img]

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Minnesota, USA
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Cool! Is that just in a window?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •