Category Archives: Greenhouse

Taking the Chill Off – In the Greenhouse

I’ve finally settled on a heating system for the greenhouse. Basically, there is a Line Voltage thermostat that monitors the tempurature inside. When the temp drops below the [..]

Building and Construction, Greenhouse, Technology

Planting Pepper Seeds

I’ve been stocking up on appealing pepper seeds all winter, and now it’s time to get them into some Miracle Grow.  I started out by collecting some Styrofoam [..]

Greenhouse, Tomatoes & Peppers

Goldy, The Greenhouse Tomato

Every winter since I started gardening, I get the urge to plant things way too early. I’ve managed to restrain myself to starting 8 tomatoes this year. I’ve [..]

Greenhouse, Tomatoes & Peppers

Waiting for My Sea of Green

Above, I caught a picture of the Constellation Orion over the greenhouse. In the winter months, there isn’t much work to be done in the garden, other then applying [..]

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It’s Getting Hot in Here….

This photo reminds me of the song “It’s Getting Hot in Here” by Nelly. I was so amazed at the tempurature, I had to take a picture.  There [..]

Building and Construction, Greenhouse, Tools

Inside the Greenhouse

I’ve had some questions about the inside area of the Greenhouse, so I thought I would post some pictures. The photo above was taken at night, in February, [..]

Building and Construction, Greenhouse, Tools

Thermal Batteries

Thats my nickname for this setup, “Thermal Batteries”. The barrels and smaller jugs are filled with water, and painted.  Because the jugs are painted black, they absorb the [..]

Greenhouse, Tools

The Greenhouse In Winter

It took all summer, and a lot of help to finish my new favorite building. I found some really great plastic to cover it with, called Clear Polycarbonate [..]

Building and Construction, Greenhouse

The Ridge Piece

I was going to use aluminum flashing to cover over the ridge of the roof, but luckily, Davie had some left over ridge pieces from his barn project. [..]

Building and Construction, Greenhouse, People, Tools

A Symbolic Step

I used some 2 inch wide boards from the barn as a level roof base, and it took the majority of a Saturday to nail them down. I [..]

Building and Construction, Greenhouse