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Shadehouse #2

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

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Postby CoronaCactus » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:32 am

Got started sorting out the front. All the plants are moved in and i still have space for propagation!
I really like the way this build has turned out.

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Postby SnowFella » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:38 am

Think this forum lacks a "green with envy" smilie!
Wish I had the room for something like that even though I don't need even 10% of the space yet. lol
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Postby fanaticactus » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:42 pm

What a GORGEOUS addition for you! Excellent, meticulous, well thought-out job. You're fortunate to live in CA, where you can build most all winter. That would not have gone up so quickly here in the Northeast...
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Postby peterb » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:00 pm

Looking fantastic! What percent shadecloth is it?

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Postby CoronaCactus » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:13 pm

Thanks guys!

That's why we live here in CA ;)

The pics make it look darker than it really is, but the shadecloth is 50%.
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Postby peterb » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:37 pm

Is 50% standard? considered heavy shade? light shade? I don't know anything about shadecloth. I bought some that was not rated at Ace hardware and my plants seem to like it. It's fairly heavy shade, but then this is Phoenix.

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Postby CoronaCactus » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:28 pm

Ya, I'd think 50% is standard for C&S nurseries. IMO, certainly the max, even in AZ. We did go with 60% on the first shadehouse, while it's ok when fully exposed to the sun all day, however if there is any shade from a tree or whatever, it gets pretty dark. I'm going to change it to 50% next year. 10% may not sound like much, but it is.

At home we use 30% over the GH and 40% for the shadehouse.

The higher the percentage number, the darker the cloth.
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Postby Peterthecactusguy » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:00 am

Darryl,
interesting. Seems like what you are using jibes with what was suggested in one of my classes at DBGs. They recommended not to use anything over 60% and not to use any below 30% Since I am a beginner I like that their advice was pretty sound.

IT looks like a nice project you finished. :)
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