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From: Pugturd at aol.com on 2000.08.13 at 01:50:27(5268)
Hello well I Have still not got my new computer after the lightning hit
it! Hopefully soon. We are how ever starting to build my own personal
greenhouse!! I plan to have artificial rock on the walls and a huge
waterfall in the center of the 30wide 50 long greenhouse we have started.
I plan to have something more like the greenhouse at shelbys gardens. With
a fog machine and all the works. I was wondering what else should i
consider in the greenhouse besides a heater fog machine and fans. I also
wanted to kow would the amorphophallus like the fog and staying moist. I
am scared to death i will have another one of these things rot on me. Also
is their any good tricks for keeping the plants in the soil together
rather than running around the greenhouse? I wil try to get pictures of
the whole thing and would love any good idea on this. I plan to be working
on it for a long time.

From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2000.08.13 at 06:20:18(5269)
This greenhouse sounds like a dream of many of us. I certainly wish you the
greatest of luck and tons of joy and wonderful growing. I am sure many will
help you with their ideas and good wishes. It should be fabulous when you get
it done. Envy will be the word most of us would have for it.


From: Jack Honeycutt jhoneycutt at uswest.net> on 2000.08.13 at 06:20:51(5270)
At 08:50 PM 8/12/2000 -0500, you wrote:

>We are how ever starting to build my own personal

The latest issue of the Hobby Greenhouse Magazine (Summer 2000 Vol 22 #3)

From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2000.08.14 at 16:18:23(5271)
In a message dated 8/13/00 1:20:29 AM Central Daylight Time,
Betsytrips@aol.com writes:


From: "D.J. Leedy" djleedy at netex.quik.com> on 2000.08.14 at 16:20:00(5272)
This greenhouse may be one of the most important things you will ever do and
you will truly enjoy it. My three suggestions are Plan, Plan and Plan some
more before you start.

First of all you must consider the zoning requirements where you live. I
tried to build a 20' X 50' greenhouse on a hill side in Los Angeles (as
Dewey, Betsy and several others can attest to). The foundation required by
the city building department cost $30,000. I know that Betsy ran into some
zoning problems in Memphis.

You mention 30' X 50' dimensions, but you do not mention heighth. The one I
built was 18' at the middle and 13' at the sides. You probably want one
taller if you are going to grow A. titanum and some of the other giants to
full maturity.

From: Pugturd at aol.com on 2000.08.15 at 15:35:01(5276)
Hello good to hear all the information I do plan to have a few fans and misting system also trying to decide if we want a steam heater or a gas heater. We will be using a normal greenhouse with the aluminum pipes and double plastic. This will be up on ten foot stilts with walls built around it. The floor will be in levels the lowest will be the path a few feet taller will be a small wall artificial wall were the first plants will be planted. The roof should be about 25 feet tall if not bigger. The one real good thing about this project is my dads help he is paying for most of the building. I have to do all the artificial rock and will have to help pay some of the heating. Hope to hear more from you all.

Also what about the amorphophallus has anyone grown them in a greenhouse like this is rot a big problem in it??

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