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ScottinAtlanta August 31, 2016 10:34 PM

Recommendations on Greenhouse kits
 
Folks, I want to build a larger greenhouse in a 14 by 25 foot area to over winter my peppers and grow some winter crops.

Any recommendations on good value for money in greenhouse kits?

My Foot Smells September 1, 2016 10:36 AM

Boom!!

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/grd/5668586339.html


Here is a nice one in Athens. I always peruse CL from time to time for materials and such. There was a guy building GH's in my neck of the woods that I purchased (no tax, quality). However, wish it was wider (mine is only 8' wide). DOT limits width without permit.

I think the one above is pretty darn cool. I just assumed you were in Atl., GA. I will be just north of there in October for my Niece's wedding at the Tate House.

Barbee September 1, 2016 12:26 PM

I purchased my high tunnel as a kit from Farm Tek. Dont let the prices shake you up. They are willing to negotiate.
Everything was delivered to the door. I had to purchase boards, which the exact sizes were in the instructions.

Worth1 September 1, 2016 01:01 PM

Tempered glass is the way to go, the one in the link is a steal.

Worth

ScottinAtlanta September 1, 2016 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by My Foot Smells (Post 590193)
Boom!!

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/grd/5668586339.html


Here is a nice one in Athens. I always peruse CL from time to time for materials and such. There was a guy building GH's in my neck of the woods that I purchased (no tax, quality). However, wish it was wider (mine is only 8' wide). DOT limits width without permit.

I think the one above is pretty darn cool. I just assumed you were in Atl., GA. I will be just north of there in October for my Niece's wedding at the Tate House.

Wow, thanks! Just talked to the guy. It has been in place there for 20 years. Some broken glass panels that can't be replaced with glass and are replaced with some kind of plastic plate. I estimate cost of dissembling and moving to Atlanta, building brick foundation, and reassembling to be around $5000.

So, $10,000 investment to overwinter my peppers. Not sure about that.

My Foot Smells September 1, 2016 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ScottinAtlanta (Post 590224)
Wow, thanks! Just talked to the guy. It has been in place there for 20 years. Some broken glass panels that can't be replaced with glass and are replaced with some kind of plastic plate. I estimate cost of dissembling and moving to Atlanta, building brick foundation, and reassembling to be around $5000.

So, $10,000 investment to overwinter my peppers. Not sure about that.

I hear ya'. Post was moreso a marker to check craigslist periodically. A lot of people order GH kits and never use, and others are willing to sell dirt cheap. A hoop house would probably suffice in ATL, as winters are not terribly bad with the exception of about a soft 6 week stretch through Feb.

I find the double walled hoop house to be an effective insulator (blower between sheets) and a radiant heater if things dip. Also a water bed heater can be used to set pots on to keep bottom warm - they are cheap.

GL

Worth1 September 1, 2016 02:48 PM

((ANY)) broken glass panel can be replaced with glass, you just have to be willing to pay for it.
I could make the curved ones myself out of poly or any other type material.
Just not glass because I have no way of tempering it.
Worth

Cole_Robbie September 1, 2016 06:58 PM

You should check your local zoning/hoa rules first, as to what they allow.

ScottinAtlanta September 1, 2016 07:54 PM

Atlanta is a garden friendly zone. Greenhouses need no permits, because the city council wants to reduce food deserts and improve nutrition.

Cole_Robbie September 1, 2016 08:01 PM

Are you not subject to an homeowner's association?

Worth1 September 1, 2016 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Cole_Robbie (Post 590306)
Are you not subject to an homeowner's association?

He lives in an antebellum home this would mean the property had been around way longer than an HOA.
Ours got dis-banned several years ago due to lack of interest.:lol:

Worth

ScottinAtlanta September 1, 2016 08:13 PM

Georgia is not the People's Republic of Massachusetts. :)

Father'sDaughter September 2, 2016 12:38 AM

Correction -- it's the People's Republic of Taxachusetts.

kayrobbins September 2, 2016 07:16 AM

I have wanted to get one of the Solexx kits but would have to hire someone to assemble it. They come in lots of sizes and options. They are carried by lots of suppliers and the prices vary so it is always good to check several.

http://www.solexx.com/solexx-conserv...reenhouse.html

PureHarvest September 3, 2016 10:06 AM

You can get a double poly overwintering structure for less than $2,000.
Would be called by some a cold-frame.
Real galvanized tube frame, not pvc or chincy steel. Basically the same components of a full-size greenhouse, just not as tall or long and wide.

See:

https://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplie...;pg103108.html

http://store.rimolgreenhouses.com/Ca...8_p/cm1548.htm


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