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jmoffatt
Shreveport, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 18, 2011
8:37 AM

Post #8853969

I had an area of my backyard that was pretty much useless, it's 5' wide by 24' long on th south side of the house, I needed a place to winter some outdoor tropical plants. Hopefully I can make some pics work. Here goes.

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jmoffatt
Shreveport, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 18, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8853973

more since it seems you can only have 1 pic per post, that I don't understand.

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jmoffatt
Shreveport, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 18, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8853976

next

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jmoffatt
Shreveport, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 18, 2011
8:44 AM

Post #8853978

more

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jmoffatt
Shreveport, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 18, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8853984

on this one you can see the greenhouse to the right in relation to my backyard.

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Casshigh
Cartersville, GA

October 18, 2011
10:31 AM

Post #8854083

Very clever design. Please report back on how well it does, as others may be inspired by your work. I HOPE to pull the plastic on our hoophouses this evening, as cooler weather is headed to NW GA.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

October 18, 2011
11:03 AM

Post #8854111

Very nice, that brick wall should be good for holding heat. How are you ventilating if you get a warm sunny day?
jmoffatt
Shreveport, LA
(Zone 8b)

October 19, 2011
1:08 AM

Post #8855030

[quote="cathy4"]Very nice, that brick wall should be good for holding heat. How are you ventilating if you get a warm sunny day?
[/quote]

There is a slider glass window at the east end and I can open the door on the west end, and I have fans inside.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

October 19, 2011
7:41 AM

Post #8855318

That is great, sounds like you have everything covered.
jmoffatt
Shreveport, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 3, 2011
10:58 AM

Post #8874812

some pics of after the plants got in

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cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

November 3, 2011
4:53 PM

Post #8875237

lovely, a little piece of the tropics. I would be happy in there, too.
lonejack
Longview, WA
(Zone 8b)

November 4, 2011
2:54 AM

Post #8875805

Hi, jmoffatt and everyone.
I have just moved into a home in Western Washington where I will be building a greenhouse similar to yours. I am torn as to how to build it as
I do have a gate on one end of the space. There is an existing so-called green house there now but it actually served as a dog run for the previous owners; it will be removed.
My initial plan was to use the same footprint of the dog house but to build up for more sun space. Now I think I will attach the new structure to the house.
It is great viewing your space. It does show what can be done with a long narrow space. I will try to get some pictures and include them soon.
Thanks for the opportunity to think out-loud, well not out-loud but, in a forum with new friends. This is what I love about Dave's Garden.
jmoffatt
Shreveport, LA
(Zone 8b)

November 4, 2011
4:01 AM

Post #8875826

Some more

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Texasgal77
Baytown, TX
(Zone 9a)

January 30, 2012
11:15 PM

Post #8988954

I think that is a great idea, very clever!
cannagirl
DeRidder, LA
(Zone 9a)

February 8, 2012
6:33 PM

Post #8999767

Great plan & job for your greenhouse!
jmoffatt
Shreveport, LA
(Zone 8b)

April 8, 2012
9:49 AM

Post #9074139

the plants have thrived all winter, it's about time to bring them back out, they are a lot bigger than when I put them in and I've got tomatoes and peppers growing along with various herbs.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 8, 2012
9:04 PM

Post #9074879

bravo! my geraniums bloomed all winter, a neighbor was so jealous.
Willowwind2
Union, WA
(Zone 8b)

April 30, 2012
5:54 PM

Post #9104616

Great job. Very innovative. Is that a word?
Dean_W
Central Texas, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 30, 2012
5:55 PM

Post #9104619

Nice!
prosdokaobasile
Midland, TX
(Zone 7b)

July 5, 2012
9:10 PM

Post #9194828

I love that and the south side of my house is about the same way. I have been trying to think of a way to utilize it as a green house and your way looks perfect! Just some questions though... How did you attach the PVC to the house and the fence and how do you attach the plastic to the PVC? Thank you for the inspiration!

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