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this winter i filled my greenhouse with plants .... no heat...-23 temperatures
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Uppity Me  Wrote: (02-22-2021 12:45 AM)
Hey GG, I was going to say that many people have what we call Hoop Houses - like a green house made of plastic. They keep it warm in the cold weather by using compost. The compost generates enough heat to keep the hoop house warm.

mine is made of thesame plastic, but id 3" steel and had a double plastic wall,... there is a fan running constantly keeping a 6" air gap between the plastic, that is what gives the insulation value
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Acid Cat!!!  Wrote: (02-21-2021 04:19 PM)
Very nice! What kind of greenhouse are you working with?

its 27x72' with 2 layers of plastic separated by 6 " air gap
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Aogzoo  Wrote: (02-21-2021 05:21 PM)
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I think I would bury a thick wall of styrofoam insulation, doen to the frost line, around the greenhouse.
That is, the soil in the greenhouse, would go all the way down to the 45/whatever degree geothermal ground temperature, and conduct it up yo the greenhouse soil. But, it would be insulated from the subfreezing soil, above the frostline, that surrounds the greenhouse.
And I agree, a compodt pile, within yhe greenhouse is a good idea.

I have no experience. But I have thought about growing some exotic plants rhat require a longer growing season, with electric grow lights. For instance, a grocery store I went to sells vanilla beans, for a buck, a piece. I imagin there might be some profit potential there.
I would like to grow my own, vanilla, coffee, avocado, spices, herbs, ginseng 'hemp', and all the other 'unmentionable' plants that are creating a trade deficit in America.. Naughty
There is a blue Jamaican banana variety, that is supposed to tolerate cool climates better, and taste more like vanilla icecream.(than yellow bananas)
As well as

my friend out here has a smaller greenhouse, but corregated plastic walls and a geothermal system to keep it warm in winter... they are not growing in it yet
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Two questions...

what exactly is mushroom compost (where'd you get the shrooms)?

and

can we see more pics, possibly of the actual greenhouse?
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Sarah  Wrote: (02-22-2021 12:20 AM)
Bump for more pics and pin!

i will put up more pics tomorrow... didnt go today.... nice thing about winter gardening... i have watered 3 times all year.... no weeds..... no bugs

this is a superschmelz kohlrabi..... they take forever to get huge.... im well ahead this year !! the second pic is a 28 lb one i grew 2 summers ago

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Uppity Me  Wrote: (02-22-2021 12:38 AM)
so now we know - spinach will grow in -23C
man that looks cold

it stays alive.... survives! .... doesnt grow much
.... the key is to find the veg that lives and get it bigger before winter... timing is everything... then you greenhouse becomes a giant fresh freezer-fridge
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Sarah  Wrote: (02-23-2021 05:29 AM)
Two questions...

what exactly is mushroom compost (where'd you get the shrooms)?

and

can we see more pics, possibly of the actual greenhouse?

spent mushroom compost comes from a mushroom farm... it has been used once then is discarded... you can usually get it cheap from them, because i am so remote it cost me $2000 to get 40 tonnes trucked here.... it is usualy made up of turkey chicken and duck poop... and straw.... when it first arrives it has not composted downand the process is what makes it "hot"
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great-grandfather  Wrote: (02-23-2021 05:30 AM)
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Damned

That's the biggest kohlrabi I've ever seen!
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this in an outside shot from last summer.... ill get a winter shot tomorrow

mushroom compost arriving .....

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Sarah  Wrote: (02-23-2021 05:43 AM)
great-grandfather  Wrote: (02-23-2021 05:30 AM)
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Damned

That's the biggest kohlrabi I've ever seen!

world record superschmelz is 90 lbs ... that was 28 lbs... it had 9 baby kohlrabi that i sold for $2 ea and i had the monster.... i jusy finished some from one i cut open in november !! and it was still sweet as sweet get for kohlrabi.... i ONLY grow superschmetz .... they just NEVER get woody ...incredible vegetable !
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great-grandfather  Wrote: (02-23-2021 05:44 AM)
this in an outside shot from last summer.... ill get a winter shot tomorrow

mushroom compost arriving .....

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WOW! Great pics!! Beautiful greenhouse! I need to look around and see if there are any mushroom growers around here....

Thanks for the pics!
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Beautiful pictures.
Must be a good feeling seeing a truck full of mushroom compost :)
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here is a before .... 3 years ago.... and 2021 aerial shot of my garden.....

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Sarah  Wrote: (02-23-2021 06:22 AM)
great-grandfather  Wrote: (02-23-2021 05:44 AM)
this in an outside shot from last summer.... ill get a winter shot tomorrow

mushroom compost arriving .....

[Image: SeJO89Y.jpg]


[Image: itfz7xo.jpg]

WOW! Great pics!! Beautiful greenhouse! I need to look around and see if there are any mushroom growers around here....

Thanks for the pics!

there will be !!
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Mr Thompson  Wrote: (02-23-2021 06:28 AM)
Beautiful pictures.
Must be a good feeling seeing a truck full of mushroom compost :)

thanks.... yes !! ... looking forward to totally rejuvenating my garden
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