interesting greenhouse article at MEN

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  1. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    PonderosaQ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've read about this idea (including the heat sink) before. It's very interesting. With heating costs going the way they are for regular greenhouse structures it's well worth thinking about. Wish I had soil I could dig down into without needing dynamite!

    If you do give it a try PLEASE update us!

    PQ
     

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    baysidebunny Well-Known Member

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    I worked for a nationwide greenhouse/garden company that constructed and sold greenhouses.
    Even with the 30% employee discount, it was still (in my opinion) too expensive for me to own.
    I think this is a wonderful idea!

    I've bookmarked the site.

    Thanx Cyngbaeld!
     
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    I've seen this article and I am hoping (that is, with all other projects planned for this season!!!) that I can build one of these into an exsisting south slope, if I get it built will let you all know how it worked.
     
  5. Cyngbaeld

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    Yes, do let us know how it works for you. I'm hoping to try it later this year. I don't think my landlady would appreciate me trying it here! <G> But hopefully I'll have time and energy to do it after I move.
     
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    wy_white_wolf Just howling at the moon

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    I can't remember where but I saw another artical similar to this that they filled the area under the walkway with compost to heat the greenhouse.
     
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    I plan on putting chickens in there for heat, and maybe some sort of winter shade to keep it in at night. With a little bit of heat from a heat lamp for the chickens, it will serve two purposes, that are just made for each other! :cool:
     
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    Earth sheltering sure seems the way to go for many applications.

    BooBoo