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The Build Of Acorn Forest Greenhouse's UPDATED 5/11/2013

Do-it-yourself projects such as greenhouse or shadehouse builds and related topics.

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Postby *Barracuda_52* » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:13 pm

:( Building has been put off do to high winds for the last 2 days hopefully tomarrow we can get the cacti & succulents GH up.
Have been loading the tropicals GH, yesterday spent the day working with all the african violets culling, repotting and getting those into the GH and today will be culling, trimming and moving all the begonias, and then some tropical plants from around the house. I have a bunch more tree seeds to get sowed as well.. Will report back with pics later tonight or tomarrow.. 8)
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Postby *Barracuda_52* » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:12 am

8) Tropicals GH starting to get fuller..
Heres more baby trees
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and another view of the fountain table
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and African violets going in, i have more to move yet, these are mostly leaf starts that i trimmed to help get the round tight shape to grow, cleaned all suckers off and repotted a bunch. Pretty soon this bench will be packed.. :P
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More to come... :wink:
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Postby *Barracuda_52* » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:00 pm

:D WOOHOO time to build the ClearView GH for the cacti & succulents..

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getting there.. Hubby droped a screw and is looking for it.. #-o
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Will post more pics tonight.. :wink:
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Postby iann » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:03 pm

Are you going to sneak some epiphytic cacti into the shade house?
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Postby *Barracuda_52* » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:58 pm

8) All we got left to do now is silicone the side pannels, put on the doors, finish off the benches with the grids, build my table on the inside back end, and build the inside extra suport beams.. Then start lugging cacti and succulents out.. Hubby is also gona seal around the vent which we put in the back bottom insted of the front bottom, and also seal all the way around the bottom where the GH frame is on the foundation frame.. The roof pannels are not black there a smokey brownish color.
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Fans will be put in and electric will run to this temp. till Mike comes out and wires both GHs at the same time. Then its on to the patio, pond and landscaping.. :D

More pics to come.. :P
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Postby Tony » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:55 pm

Sweet! 8)
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Postby daiv » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:16 pm

Excellent progress!
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Postby *Barracuda_52* » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:10 am

8) Thanks Tony, i will be getting with you soon.. :wink:

Thanks Daiv :D

Well took a day of doing nothing today as we had lots company, so tomarrow the support beams go in and my table gets done, gota get the fans in and also run electric to it, then Monday the plants start going in. 8)

Will get more pics once we get all the plants in.
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Postby *Barracuda_52* » Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:57 pm

8) Completed, i only have 2 things to get yet another fan and shade cloth. Im behind in getting the plants in. Will do that in a day or so its to hot to be running up and down a stairway with totes full of cacti.. :P Anyways here it is, time to get working on the pond and clear where the patio is going. Prob wont start that till this weekend sometime..

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Look from the outside.. Fricking wind is kicking up dust here its clinging to the GH. We DESPERATELY need rain everything is as dry as a bone.. :(
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Then looking thru the doors
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I dont know why but i have this habit of taking crooked pics.. :oops:
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Support beams in, work table in back complete with mini fountain :P smaller shelf on bottom of one side for now till i get some money and get more wood then hubby will finish out shelfs all the way on both lower sides. Lighting up top, electric now running both GH's. I had hubby rig the electric outlet on the back side of one of the supports so cords wasnt sticking out..

Let me know what ya all think.. :D

Will take more pics once the plants are in. Im gona have ALOT of extra room for more.. 8)
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Postby Harriet » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:36 pm

Cool!
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Postby Tony » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:50 pm

Super clean! 8)

Beats the @$#% outa my duct tape and bailin wire jobbie! :lol:
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Postby Ken Shaw » Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:59 pm

Fantastic space! Inspiring!!
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Postby hob » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:31 pm

looks great 8) iv'e been watching progress with interest :D
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Postby JeffWhiteDevil » Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:13 pm

:D it looks great.
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Postby *Barracuda_52* » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:51 am

8) Thanks everyone, Tony you know me i always keep things as clean as i can even once all the plants are in, i plan on sweeping and vac'n once a day to keep it neat and clean.. :P


Well today temp at 96 out it was just to hot but did manage to get all succulents up to the garage to where i could sit in the breez and water, clean, trim dead leafs ect. ect. ect. There gona sit on the floor adjusting to higher light levels befour moving to the GH since them and the cacti have been in the dark for 2 months now. Tomarrow its time to hual the cacti to the garage to work on them and get them adjust to the higher light level befour everyone goes to the GH. :D
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