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spencer nieffenegger
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This is my first post on this forum. I discovered the forum from a youtube vid when I was searching for a way to heat my greenhouse. I live in Southeast Idaho about 70 miles south of West Yellowstone. We get days that will be -20 with highs in single digits. Anyways, here is what my greenhouse is looking like. I am a wood dealer and I sale a lot of cedar products so I wanted to do a greenhouse out of cedar. I framed my GH out of 2x6 Port Orford Cedar. If you don't know what Port Orford is just google it. Its a hard wood that grows on the Oregon coast and it has a high oil content to keep it from decaying. I got windows from a guy on craigslist to put all the way around the outside. This week I will finish the roof structure and get the windows installed. Can't wait to get it up and running.
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Marco Ernst
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Looks great so far! Cant wait to see the rest!
 
spencer nieffenegger
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Well I've got things up and running this year. Temps are staying really well. Had a -5 day this year and it was 40 inside. Still adding as I go but I'm way ahead of the curve on my garden. I was able to plant seeds the second week of feb. I also have a 200 gal tank in the middle that I will be doing aquaponics with a Dutch buck system.
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Rob Lisa
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Great thread and great pics. I've done the aquaponics in pvc pipe approach, it works really well for indoors/tight spaces.
 
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Nice looking greenhouse there Spencer! Tell me more about the strawberry / PVC pipe system.

And welcome to permies !

You too Rob !
 
Rob Lisa
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When I used them, I used them as aeroponics chambers. I put endcaps on the pvc and drilled holes into which I ran a 3/4" pvc spraybar (pvc with a bunch of tiny holes). The larger holes in the large pipe held mesh pots filled with Hydroton media. I ran a powerhead from the fish aquarium into the spraybar with a return. The fish poop water sprayed through the bar, aeroponically saturating the plant roots before draining back into the tank. Mine was not set up long enough to determine longevity but it worked great while I had it set up.
 
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