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Should I remove the cover of.....

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:30 pm
by Nats
...my little greenhouse?
It's in my front yard facing east so it get the morning sun.
I have 2 little fans in it to keep the temps down or they will climb up to the 100's!

In the afternoon when it gets hot, I have to cover it with a white cloth, so I am constantly
adjusting the cloth which is a pain!

The outside temps have been ranging from 80's to 90's with the occasional 100F days.

Do you think I should just remove the clear plastic cover on the greenhouse and just use
it as a plant shelf?

Re: Should I remove the cover of.....

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:54 pm
by Nats
Here is a pic of my mini greenhouse:


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Re: Should I remove the cover of.....

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:57 pm
by dantt99
Why can't you leave the white cloth all the time? :?

Re: Should I remove the cover of.....

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:08 pm
by Gothic TRAPS
On those sunny schorching days, I'd leave your setup the way it is (with the white cloth on all the time) as long as you see your VFTs are doing well under your setup/conditions. When you run in to a stretch of cloudy days or where the sun is well filtered by high clouds, then I would have the white cloth off all the time during that stretch, thus limiting you from constantly putting on and taking off the cloth. But always keep that front flap open, as you I'm sure you already know. Hope this helps ;).

By the way, show us some updated photos when you get a chance of your VFTs. I'm curious to see how they are coming along since we all last saw them :).

Re: Should I remove the cover of.....

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:31 pm
by Nats
dantt99 wrote:Why can't you leave the white cloth all the time? :?



Because it filters out light (obviously) and on cooler days, I like to take it off so the plants can get the sun without cooking them ;)

Re: Should I remove the cover of.....

PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:34 pm
by Nats
Gothic TRAPS wrote:On those sunny schorching days, I'd leave your setup the way it is (with the white cloth on all the time) as long as you see your VFTs are doing well under your setup/conditions. When you run in to a stretch of cloudy days or where the sun is well filtered by high clouds, then I would have the white cloth off all the time during that stretch, thus limiting you from constantly putting on and taking off the cloth. But always keep that front flap open, as you I'm sure you already know. Hope this helps ;).

By the way, show us some updated photos when you get a chance of your VFTs. I'm curious to see how they are coming along since we all last saw them :).



Yeah, that is what I am doing, but it's a bit of a pain.

Okay, I will soon post a update of all my plants, including the ones that are not doing so well ;)