Originally Posted by MIRanger
I am in the Augusta area and tried a bit of an experiment with greenhouses. We decided to start some daikon, radish, right before that big cold insanity hit us. We use 5 gallon grow bags, because they give us a plug-and-play SFG, and thought that using a clear sterilite container would give us what we needed in the way of a greenhouse for the 2 bags that we were planting in. Well as it turns out.....it actually worked. We had planted 3 daikon in each bag and still have 4 of them, caterpillar or something got the other 2. Not only have they sprouted but we have true leaves on all of them and it has been less than 2 weeks. I am really impressed with this radish so far but also the very simple greenhouse that we made that worked on the little area in temps down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. No it isnt a great solution for things other than seedlings but the thing worked great for starting seed.
I just wanted to share this little tid bit with y'all so that maybe someone could benefit from it and maybe throw some info my way as well. Thank you.
I am glad you had some success with your radish. I have just started tomato, coleus, broccoli, and green pepper.
I use a heat mat in my greenhouse with plug trays until the seed germinate. Then I put them in six packs.
I have mice in one of my houses and he got in and ate my green pepper seeds right out of the tray. I caught one but I am still getting damage done. They also dig in my potted plants and bury corn from the animal feed in them.
I have found out that a greenhouse doesn't have to be large and it surely doesn't have to have high ceilings. The more plants you can put in a small space the better. Dirt will also serve to store heat at night and it takes less to heat.
I am going to build an all solar house next...I have a plan.