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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
6:53 AM

Post #9029258

wee came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1096017/

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2012
8:51 AM

Post #9029428

What's in the drum outside the greenhouse?
gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
8:59 AM

Post #9029439

thank darius some day i will get that link thing right,lol
the black barrel is usually in the greenhouse as a heat-sink filled with water
gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
9:01 AM

Post #9029443

fuchsia in hanging baskets

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
9:03 AM

Post #9029444

purslane ready to be put in hanging baskets

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
9:05 AM

Post #9029451

peas "melting snow" almost ready for transplanting

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
9:08 AM

Post #9029454

this is a new strain of jumbo moss rose that i'm trying "new to me" i mean

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
9:10 AM

Post #9029457

my cucumber are popping up

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
9:12 AM

Post #9029462

this is my new toy to play with, fixing it today so i can start up a 20x60 foot greenhouse. hope to have it up and running by the end of the week

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9029467

well i'll get back on tonight got to go out and get to work talk to you guys later
Whitebear

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9029473

Is that Golden Purslane, or the more common rock rose?
gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
2:08 PM

Post #9029764

not sure i have always called it portulaca but some one corrected me and said it was purslane. it has leaf shape not spike shaped.

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2012
4:29 PM

Post #9029893

I have regular, edible purslane in my garden. The leaves are not spiked shape either. I think the golden purslane is simply taller and larger, with more yellowed leaves. Supposed to be tastier, too.
gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
5:56 PM

Post #9030022

then i would say this is the regular
o_angi2001
Bentonville, AR

March 4, 2012
6:33 PM

Post #9030064

Wow you have it going on! Thanks for the link up.. Hopefully, this time next year I can be starting some stuff besides veggies. Got so much other stuff on my plate ight now.
gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 4, 2012
7:23 PM

Post #9030143

i had to turn in my plate and get a tray, lol
i'll take some pic of what i did today transplanted cabbage and tomatoes and broccoli, cauliflower
started getting the big greenhouse ready for plants
gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 21, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9052012

here are some more pics of the greenhouses and thing in side

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 21, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9052015

here are some of the maters

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 21, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9052018

and some bigger maters

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 21, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9052021

here are some of the petunias

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 21, 2012
6:18 PM

Post #9052026

some sun paitians

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 21, 2012
6:20 PM

Post #9052028

weeds lol this was about all i grew last year

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 21, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9052034

here is the inside of the big house still need some cleaning

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 21, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9052041

one of the pots i am working on for the wife

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 21, 2012
6:29 PM

Post #9052045

hopefully i will have some hatching eggs soon and will take some pics
"Whitebear"
Imagesoart
Los Gatos, CA

March 22, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9052963

Wow, It all looks great.

Are petunias easy to grow from seeds? Love the green house pictures!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

March 22, 2012
12:41 PM

Post #9052969

I'm envious of your greenhouse, but not all the work that goes with one!
gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 22, 2012
4:06 PM

Post #9053188

thanks guys and it is a lot of work,lol imagesoart i was lucky and got these from a friend that ordered to many plugs but you can grow them from seed just have to keep and eye on them and keep them moist and warm.
i still have to tighten the plastic on the big greenhouse because we put it on in front of a storm and it was blowing about 20 miles an hour with gusts up to 40 wasn't the best time to do it but had to be done.
me and my middle son are going to work on a hydroponic lettuce system this weekend if time permits so i will take some pics and make a tutorial.
"Whitebear"
o_angi2001
Bentonville, AR

March 22, 2012
8:13 PM

Post #9053487

I am looking forward to your tutorial. This weather is not helping me get things done outside, but it doesn't seem to be slowing you down any. Your pics are awesome!
gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
7:49 PM

Post #9062629

ok a little late but here is the hydroponic system so far
first take a 4" pipe

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
7:50 PM

Post #9062635

oh you will need 3 pipes cut two in half

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
7:52 PM

Post #9062636

cut one in to 4 pieces "cut in half then in half again"

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
7:54 PM

Post #9062641

now drill holes every 6 " if you are planting leaf lettuce or cut the holes for the spacing of what you are planting

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
7:56 PM

Post #9062644

now cut a board about 24 inches long and space the curved cuts evenly apart

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
7:58 PM

Post #9062646

now put legs on the curved cut piece as tall a you would like it

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
8:01 PM

Post #9062654

now make supports for the legged pieces
this is a temp frame work for me if this works like i hope i will make better frames

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
8:03 PM

Post #9062658

one of the four small pieces goes in side the half pipe

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
8:06 PM

Post #9062659

here is the system being tested i will try and take some pics of the plumbing in the next few day
whitebear

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
8:08 PM

Post #9062662

my watch cat

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
8:09 PM

Post #9062666

the hanging baskets are coming along

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9062671

the maters are almost ready for sale

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gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 29, 2012
8:13 PM

Post #9062678

and more maters
well last pics for the night
"Whitebear"

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porkpal
Richmond, TX

March 29, 2012
8:41 PM

Post #9062709

Wow, great instructions!
gthumbus
Gentry, AR

March 30, 2012
10:43 AM

Post #9063254

thanks porkpal i'm going to take pics as the lettuce grows
whitebear
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

April 4, 2012
12:19 PM

Post #9069756

Do you put your maters under lights? Mine never grow like that. It all looks great!
gthumbus
Gentry, AR

April 7, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9073207

i start my maters under lights then when they are about 1"-1 1/2" high i transplant them to 6 packs or pots and put them in the greenhouse with natural light "sun" but i do spray the about once a week with "worm casting tea" that stuff can bring a dieing plant back to life.
"Whitebear"

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