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shennandoah
True Blue Farmgirl

81 Posts

Shennandoah
La Vernia TX
USA
81 Posts

Posted - May 12 2024 :  06:38:15 AM  Show Profile
Howdy! I just read a book on low carbon gardening. It had a suggestion for cooling a greenhouse in summer without electric fans that I decided to try out. I put shade cloth up but the one side gets baked most of the day. The book suggested growing annual beans or melon vines on the outside.

I used scarp material I had gotten for free from FB to build the beds and use some eco paint I had left over from another project. I filled the beds with brush and leaves before topping with soil. I used some fence posts and wire left behind by the previous owner and some more left over paint. Im happy with how it turned out. We shall see how it does over the summer!


YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6863 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6863 Posts

Posted - May 12 2024 :  07:53:28 AM  Show Profile
Shennandoah, your greenhouse has turned out beautifully. Well done. Our Texas heat is a force to be reckoned with, so shade cloth is a very good idea.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 - Oct 2023

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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shennandoah
True Blue Farmgirl

81 Posts

Shennandoah
La Vernia TX
USA
81 Posts

Posted - May 12 2024 :  09:07:10 AM  Show Profile
Yes it is Sara. I learned last summer not to store plastic seed trays in there doh! Hope it’s not as bad as last year. And thank you. I built the foundation, greenhouse, benches, and exterior bed all by myself! im going to build a small shade house eventually for acclimating seedlings for the fall garden.
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Killarney
True Blue Farmgirl

5009 Posts

Connie
Arlington TN
USA
5009 Posts

Posted - May 12 2024 :  12:46:53 PM  Show Profile
Love your Greenhouse!!awesome yiu built it your self!
Girl power!!
Connie W.
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VegiChik
True Blue Farmgirl

109 Posts

Sharon L
Gaylord MI
USA
109 Posts

Posted - May 12 2024 :  5:25:21 PM  Show Profile
Wow! Impressed by your building skills. You go girl!

When asked “How are you?”, I reply, “Better than good!”
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shennandoah
True Blue Farmgirl

81 Posts

Shennandoah
La Vernia TX
USA
81 Posts

Posted - May 13 2024 :  04:42:58 AM  Show Profile
Awww thank you!
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

17119 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
17119 Posts

Posted - May 13 2024 :  1:43:16 PM  Show Profile
Oh Wow! Awesome.. and I like recycle goodies to use ..

A friend of mine down in Yakima, WA., used old metal roll-up garage doors, took them apart and then built her planter beds with them.. she used 4x4 wood posts that she scrounged up from friends to use in the corners to join the metal sided screwing the metal onto the 4x4's.

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

6848 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
6848 Posts

Posted - May 13 2024 :  1:53:52 PM  Show Profile
Way to go! You did an amazing job! I hope it works out exactly like you wanted.

Krista
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Blessed in Colorado
True Blue Farmgirl

6517 Posts

Debbie L.
Oregon
USA
6517 Posts

Posted - May 13 2024 :  2:07:17 PM  Show Profile
Oh my it is just perfect Shennandoah, and what a wonderful sense of pride you have for building it yourself. Way to go!

Big Hugs,
Debbie
#1582
Blessed in Oregon
With Colorado on My Mind
Farmgirl of the Month September 2012, February 2018, September 2022
“My altars are My Mountains
and the Ocean.” Lord Byron”

When I am Old I Shall Wear Purple, I am Old now!!


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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1497 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1497 Posts

Posted - May 13 2024 :  6:09:37 PM  Show Profile
That’s awesome. Shannandoah! Great job! Can’t wait to hear how well sit works! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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