Ah... Finally found a black AG3 that I can easily get :D It is going home with me to the great white north but he is saying that his twin would like to go too... uhmmm...
Yum, Canadian milk in the bags is so good! I take my vacation (holiday) in Ontario (near Perth) two weeks each summer. Or maybe any milk tastes good when consumed in a cottage on a lake!
I have one of these greenhouses. I find it very useful for hardening off my seedling without them getting wind whipped. The jugs are a good idea - they also add weight (stability) to the bottom.
Actually she changed positions and the greenhouse is now against the sun / partially open side of the patio about 90 degree angle and to the left of the phtoe. We don't have milk jugs here since 4L milk comes in 3 set plastic bag.
But I am planning to get some 3L orange juice jugs from my sister since I tend to buy the 1L or 2L tetra packs for juice.
If the Gardman is strong enough, she might be able to increase that 4-8°F edge by adding a couple gallon jugs of water at the bottom for thermal mass. Though I imagine the side of the house does that, too.
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Picked up the Gardman 4 tier mini-greenhouse from a friend's house this weekend and give it to Mom today for an early Mother's Day gift with a Topsy Turvy and some other gardening stuff since I leave for a conference on Sunday.
Put it together in about 10-15 minutes and added a few cable tie to get the shelves attached to the frame. Mom likes it and decided since some of her plants need to start hardening soon. she said to put it directly outside. It is about 4-8 degrees F higher in the greenhouse than outside, more if the sun is shining into the greenhosue.
Overall, good buy for just over US$40 including free shipping from amazon.
Had a good weekend with a quick trip to NYC and DC area and came home with:
- Gardman mini greenhouse
- AG3 red/black
- 2 9 pods master gardener kit (equiv to 1 deluxe kit)
- Herb seed kit - poultry and seafood (sorrel and sage)
- Cascading flower 6 pods kit
- 2 x 3 pods splash of color (the cascading flower was labled on shrink wrap as such but once opened, the box and contents are for Splash of Color.
- Cherry tomato kit
- 1 set of 2 light bulbs.
The AG6 and one flower kit that I picked up at Kmart clearance this weekend (with cherry tomato kit and set of 2 lightbulbs) ar staying at my friends until the next trip since I will probably give it to my Mom with a garden starter tray for Xmas. Was over my duty limits and no space to put it up.
The red AG3 arrived at my friends in VA Thursday afternoon - 2.5 days after ordering yet. Since I am in DC / VA this weekend, will pick it up along with the Amazon kits and mini-greenhouse.
Yeah, I was looking at the Costco deal and by the time I decided to buy and have a friend in US's agreement to use her house as shipping address, the Costco online deal was gone and the costco near my friends did not have the Elite deal in sotre. That was a very decent deal for $100.
I did try to buy the Bonton deal but their website did not like Canadian addresses :( Took me 2+ months before I got slightly higher deal at BB&B with black in stock in store.
Just for fun (I don't have money for this right now), a while back I played at designing a living-space, fluorescent shop light array based on IKEA Gorm system storage shelves. The 48" fluorescent lights are cheap, but I'm not keen on adjusting the height of the lights. I'd rather the lights more-or-less stay put, and the shelves adjust. So that there are 2-3 heights available under the 4' long lights. Preferably 2 levels of 4' long lights... Maybe 2 wide as well, for 8 fluorescent tubes altogether. Then, soil pots and hydroponic whatever arrayed on the shelves. Kind of expensive shelving...
For now, stuck with my seedling shelf of one 4' (2-tube) shop light, on a garage utility shelf I already had. And my AG's of course...
I bought them separately. the AG6 was from the Costco deal and the 2 AG3 from the Bonton deal. I think late Jan to Mid Feb... :P
The homemade rigs I am using are mostly from used bottles and airstone, cheap setup, for testing what works for me. And uses mostly from spill lights of the AGs although I am using a T5 and 1 shoplight with CFL. Just testing... maybe I will move out my planter boxes in the future and go full hydroponics... Thinking of how to maximize the vertical space now with only home materials... Hydroponic setup are usually only on the ground level, lots of light wastage..
I do want a custom rig but that takes more room and I might need more custom lights.. uhmmm maybe furnace room...