Greenhouse feedback

The Silent Seed via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:55:46 PST
Mark,
I, for one, didn't know about them, and I live in what you might consider a
frigid climate.
Tell us about this type of greenhouse. I've never heard of it.


On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 3:31 PM Mark Mazer via pbs <
pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:

> No one has mentioned the "pit' or "Walipini" type greenhouse for those in
> frigid climates.
>
> Mark Mazer
> Hertford, NC
>
> Three greenhouses the past 30+ years... fancy house attached curved eave
> insulated glass on  concrete slab and 48" footers in CT;  disaster after 10
> years. Aluminium and twinwall polycarb also in CT.... best growing
> conditions so far for a wide variety of frost free plants with propane
> heat  Currently in NC; a 1000 sq ft  single layer poly with roll up walls
> and propane heat.... meh.
>
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2021 at 7:51 PM Luminita Vollmer via pbs <
> pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:
>
> > Dear all
> >
> > Thank you to all that wrote re: the greenhouse subject: invaluable tips,
> > experience hacks and just awesome stories. I think I will compile all of
> > that in a handbook or a cheat sheet! Outstanding advice, tips, innovative
> > ways to look at the problem, just awesome! I definitely was not expecting
> > such a response!
> >
> > I live in MN - and for a gardener in this area - everything is so much
> > different than for most gardeners. Even the length of the growing season
> is
> > different, let alone the conditions. I look to the Canadian friends, and
> > use a lot of Zone 1-2 techniques, but my heart goes towards EVERYTHING,
> >  and many of the plants come from many other zones, plants that need to
> > come indoors during the winter.
> >
> > At this point the reality is that my decision starts like the song:
> Should
> >  I Go or Should I Stay! Either direction will include a greenhouse. My
> city
> > currently does not allow any greenhouse that through its size could imply
> > commercial agriculture. For this  reason alone I will have to move to a
> > different city.
> >
> > And then the music starts - stay here or move to warmer climate.
> > It will be an adventure, most certainly. And I am looking forward to
> having
> > a greenhouse, the most important aspect.
> >
> > Apologies for all that had other questions or subjects to write about.
> > Thank you to all, I will be back with questions!
> >
> > Luminita
> > MN at the moment, snow and cold
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