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Very Small Greenhouse, lots of questions.

Posted by bpneiman NE (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 29, 10 at 11:25

I am going to build a very small greenhouse out of two 4' x 3' window panes, and have a lot of questions. It gets very cold in Nebraska during the winter, and I want to be able to transfer seedlings to it that are started indoors.

I have thought about providing heat using a black 5 gallon bucket with an aquarium heater in it. Do you think this would provide enough heat for the seedlings?

Can this small of a greenhouse be placed directly on the ground, or should it be raised and the bottom insulated?

What is the best direction for a greenhouse to face?

Any info is appreciated. Thanks.

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RE: Very Small Greenhouse, lots of questions.

This sounds much more like a cold frame... I'd research cold frames, rather than greenhouses.

Cold frames traditionally go on the ground, and can be used to grow things throughout the winter, not just for seed starting...

The link below is to an article written a while back ('96) by Eliot Coleman, he wrote the book (literally) on Four Season Harvests.

Here is a link that might be useful: Eliot Coleman article

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