Shadehouse #2

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

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ThePackrat
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Postby ThePackrat » Mon Feb 28, 2011 4:32 pm

jealous! :P
I wish I had the space for that..

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Postby John C » Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:39 am

Very nice! It looks great! Good work! After building one for PapaBearJay you are coming to Texas to build me one too right? LOL! :lol:
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Postby PapaBearJay » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:58 pm

Sorry John, only the first one is free, yours is gonna cost some money, NOT A LOT, just the flight from MN to TX, supplies, food, cacti...the usual!

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Postby John C » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:40 am

PapaBearJay wrote:Sorry John, only the first one is free, yours is gonna cost some money, NOT A LOT, just the flight from MN to TX, supplies, food, cacti...the usual!


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Mr Monopoly » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:42 am

hey looks good! have fun tinkering!
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Postby CoronaCactus » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:17 am

Been moving plants from the other shadehouse and from home. This new one will be the cactus house, the other will be for non-cactus. It's maybe 65-75% full. Still have about 15-20 flats of cacti to move over and a bunch of larger Opuntiads and other larger plants, of which most will go on that lowrider bench. I hope to have two 10-12' sections (where the big Agave is and to the right) to use for sowing seed and for fresh "out of the bag" seedlings to acclimate them. I'll make a removable frame to cover with an extra piece of cloth. Actually, almost all plants on the 2 middle bench sections are seedlings ranging from 2 years to 3 years old. On the far right are Jen's 2010 seedlings. We've been busy!


The workbench areas
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Vents below the benches on the back wall.
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Rollup side vents
velcro...1001 uses 8)
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Plants!
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Postby peterb » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:53 am

Spectacular setup! looking great. You guys definitely got it goin' on.

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Postby Harriet » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:56 pm

I've been trying to think of something to say other than "WOW," but that's where my brain keeps taking me.

How about "exceptional coolitude"? :)
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Postby Tony » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:27 pm

"exceptional coolitude" would work only at night, its friggin hot in there! :lol:
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Postby Harriet » Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:54 pm

"Freaking fantastic"?
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Postby CoronaCactus » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:50 pm

Tony wrote:its friggin hot in there! :lol:

You said it, dude!

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Postby John C » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:55 pm

Looking good! 145f high! Sounds like my greenhouse all summer long! They sure can get hot! 8)
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:51 pm

haha I have a feeling if I ever made a green house it would be like 250F in there. Ya know the old saying: "Arizona, it's a dry heat. Like sticking your head into a 350F oven"

I have actually seen them on the news cook eggs in pans on the sidewalks in Phoenix.
(probably could do it in Darryl's shade house too when it's 145F! Eek!)
Here's to you, all you insidious creatures of green..er I mean cacti.

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Postby daiv » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:01 pm

Sooo cool! I can't wait to see it in person ... in about 3 weeks! \:D/
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Postby CoronaCactus » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:41 am

daiv wrote:Sooo cool! I can't wait to see it in person ... in about 3 weeks! \:D/

You may be timing it perfect for the great Opuntia show ;) Lots of buds are brewing...


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