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Old November 26, 2019   #15
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Vaasa, Finland, latitude N 63°
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I purchased the greenhouse from HF in Milwaukee just before moving from Wisconsin to Finland in beginning of 2008. The kit was transported here unopened and sat in our garage for couple of years before building it.

I have reinforced the construction with added bracing and it has withstand heavy winds and snow loads on the roof. Heating this greenhouse during winter is not economical, so winter months it is used as storage shed for some gardening tools and flower pots. I start the season usually in April by setting up a smaller tent greenhouse inside there with a 400W electric heater. The smaller heated area is then used for hardening seedlings grown indoors under lights.
Tomatoes go into the self watering tubs in the greenhouse usually by mid May and season ends in end of September.

Right now it has some LED string lights hanging inside to bring light to our backyard in this dark and grey November with shortening days and no snow cover on the ground.

"I only want to live in peace, plant potatoes and dream."
- Moomin-troll by Tove Jansson
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