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Capt ST
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
They aren’t that cold hardy. Been picking stuff all day and running out of room. Still have 4 celery plants to contend with. Might do something similar to what you did and just build over the 2 rows and put heat lamp in there. Might be able to save my greens and lettuce too.


eng08
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
I got my lamps in the mini greenhouse, it’s handling ~30 plus over outside temp, so all should make it in there.

I’ll likely cover all my turnips and beets and lettuce that just sprouted

BR is just supposed to be real bad for the one day..


PillageUrVillage
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
I plan on building a legit greenhouse at some point this year. I have learned that doing something in a way that is appealing to my wife is the way to go. So I found these plans for one that she likes. She likes the idea of making it look pretty and landscaping around it. I get what I want, and it doesn’t draw any ire from my better half.

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HailToTheChiz
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Brilliant


jyoung1
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Do i need to cover broccoli?
Expected to get below 20 Tuesday morning.

If so does it have to be clear, or will they be ok with a solid covering overnight and through morning?
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PillageUrVillage
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
With the type of cold we’re supposed to get, I’d cover everything.


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Salmon
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I have learned that doing something in a way that is appealing to my wife is the way to go.


100%

When I told me my wife I wanted to build a new shed, she said she didn’t care as long as it was cute. So I told her to find a picture of what she wanted and I’ll build it.

Sure it costs 5x what I would have spent but I whatever



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BallsEleven
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Stealing that.

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I have learned that doing something in a way that is appealing to my wife is the way to go.


For sure. My wife wasn’t crazy about building a chicken coop but once a told her she could paint and put a sign on it she was all in. I should have seized on that opportunity and gone bigger. Rookie mistake.
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PillageUrVillage
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Stealing that.


I went ahead and paid the $20 for the plans. Seems simple enough. Looks like about a $1k project based on the comments. It may be later this year, but I’ll definitely share pictures once I build it.

ETA: To avoid sticker shock, I’ll probably start gathering supplies a little at a time.
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BallsEleven
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ETA: To avoid sticker shock, I’ll probably start gathering supplies a little at a time.


I’ve taken the same approach to rebuilding my kids’ swing set. I’ve gotten almost everything minus wood (which is the cheap part) and the slide.


eng08
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
I’m looking to do that this spring at my camp. Wife required it to be 3 swings wide, so it’s going to get beefy.


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Centinel
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
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I went ahead and paid the $20 for the plans. Seems simple enough. Looks like about a $1k project based on the comments. It may be later this year, but I’ll definitely share pictures once I build it.



The only issue I see is that I don't really see any ventilation windows/fans/openings. You'll have to add those in, especially living where you do. Otherwise you're going to have one helluva plant sauna in the summer.


PillageUrVillage
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The only issue I see is that I don't really see any ventilation windows/fans/openings.


They actually addressed that in the plans. They recommend adding butterfly vents. Also, I plan on putting in a mid-view storm door that way I can open the screened portion of the window to allow air circulation. And I’m definitely going to wire it up for some power.

ETA: I was also thinking I could frame up a window on the back side. That might be the best option.


Think these brussel sprouts are gonna make it?


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convertedtiger
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
I covered my snow pea trellis with a tarp last night. Tonight I will have a big halogen light under there to keep the worst of the cold at bay. We shall see how it goes.


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eng08
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They have some solar operated vent fans you can stick on the sids. Just need to cover or disconnect them in the winter and block off the opening with a piece of foam.

You can get fancy and install it on a thermostat to try and regulate temp in the winter as well


PillageUrVillage
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You can get fancy and install it on a thermostat to try and regulate temp in the winter as well




ChenierauTigre
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I have been using one of those oil filled heaters in my greenhouse for years. But that outside thing is a different story.


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Centinel
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Those sprouts will be fine. Saw them growing under a helluva lot more snow than that each year when I lived in Germany.



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GatorReb
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re: The 2021 Garden Thread
Sent this to my wife and told her one day when we have a bigger back yard something like this will happen.

In the meantime though i have a smaller backyard.

I made a 3 foot deep by 6 foot raised bed last year that i did a couple tomato plants. squash. jalapenos. okra and some herbs (that i later transferred to some pots)
I think i over crowded the bed last year. But things still grew pretty well.

I was thinking of adding one or two beds the same size this year. Or i can also add some things on my fence for cucumber right? What else grows vertically?

Also if i have multiple beds are there certain things i shouldnt grow next to one another or within the same beds?

Current bed gets sun from 8AM till about 12:30PM. Another location would be full sun from 11:45 till about 5PM. Anything i should aim for one bed or the other?

Sorry i know this was kind of jumbled. But just trying to get a idea. Im not super knowledgeable in gardening but enjoy doing it with my kids and teaching them and good feeling of eating what we grow.


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