Asked on Feb 21, 2012

i want to start a small greenhouse on the south side of my garage so i am going to make me a frame and plant some seeds!

Douglas HuntDeb BWalter Reeves


i hope the heat from the sun will be retained by the garage and the heat lamp will help too i get to work with what i have like most of us!
6 answers
  • 3po3
    on Feb 22, 2012

    Cool. Keep us updated on your progress. Are you getting this going in time for early planting this spring? Here is a good greenhouse primer that should help provide plenty of info:

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Feb 22, 2012

    That is a great way to get a head start on the season, Deb, and the south side of your garage would be the perfect location. You may want to start with something as simple as a cold frame. Here are some pointers from the University of Nebraska extension service:

  • Walter Reeves
    on Feb 22, 2012

    Solid things in the greenhouse will help retain heat. Use concrete blocks and bricks painted black anywhere you can. They will gain heat during the day and release it at night.

  • Deb B
    on Feb 23, 2012

    Now to get started my assistant is busy this week

  • Deb B
    on Mar 7, 2012

    i am excited my cold frame is near complete some insulation on the two out side walls and lighting to install then i am going to test the heat index and get started it is 56 by 49 of reclaimed lumber i plant on painting the outside to match the house and the inside to grow plants! a picture will follow, this was a learning adventure and i hope to have more!

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Mar 8, 2012

    Great news, Deb. We look forward to seeing a photo.

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