thanks so much for sharing Paul! everything looks simply wonderful. glad to see plants reacting wonderfully to geinhouse 2.0!
Looks amazing with nepenthes in it
How do you get that purplish color in ventrata? Strong light? I've only seen red and orange ventratas
There is a second groove in the framing to accommodate a second layer of glass if the buyer decides to go that route, but in my (relatively) mild climate, it was deemed unnecessary. The walls (front, back and sides) are thick glass, but the roof is heavy duty twin-wall polycarbonate, for insulating properties. Much of the heat loss, does, after all, happen through the roof.
Glad your back to good health. Very awesome greenhouse.
This greenhouse is perfect... My dream!
Humidity: I use a Jaybird Hydrofogger (google it) connected to an electronic hydrostatic switch, which turns on the fogger when RH drops below approx 75%. Warm days it runs almost continuously, grey days it comes on only occasionally.
Temperature: on warmish days I just prop open the roof vents to dissipate heat. Hit summer days I pull the 50% shade cloth to limit heat. There is also a thermostatically controlled exhaust fan that sucks air out when the temp exceeds 78F. In July and August I occasionally used a portable air conditioner that managed the heat nicely: outside it reached 95 or more, while the greenhouse stayed at 80 or lower.
October through April I use a small propane heater and, if needed, a 1500 watt portable electric heater to supplement (and as backup! Always have a second heat source at the ready in case of equipment failure!)
Watering is all done by hand, using rainwater or, during the dry half if the year, reverse osmosis water. There is a RO feed line directly to the fogging fan also.
Did I miss anything?!