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New Greenhouse

Discussion in 'Greenhouse Growing' started by NigelJ, Feb 17, 2017 at 12:35 PM.

  1. NigelJ

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    After due consideration (dithering) I've decided to buy a larger greenhouse, a Rhino one 12*10. I currently have a 10*8 that I have had for 16 years and it is often at the point when i can only move around in it by moving things from place to place. Now I can fit the new greenhouse alongside the existing one, just, Or I can get rid of the old one, Freecycle it, sell it and replace it with the new one. Logistically this is trickier as the existing greenhouse is full of plants being overwintered and will soon begin to be occupied by this years crops, it would have to be dismantled and stacked somewhere, plants protected before the new one goes up. The advantage is that I won't have to dig out new base and I keep the existing garden space less a few feet.
    I am tempted to keep both but not sure if I will use both fully. Any thoughts, comments, ideas would be much appreciated.
     
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      Another alternative, that might be completely bonkers, is to put the new bigger one over the old one for the time being?
       
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        Oooh..."Russian Greenhouses"

        Steve...:)
         
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          Hi Nigel, I think you have answered your own question already here.

          Keep both, if your so short of space now..an extra two foot of it wont make much more of a difference.

          You know yourself, both will be at capacity come the summer.

          Steve...:)
           
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            Or get a polytunnel to use as temporary swop space.

            Then decide to keep all three!
             
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              Good choice with a Rhino I have 1 (20x8). Definately keep both greenhouses.
              are you having a laugh:). Both will be bulging in no time. I thought mine would be big enough......could have done with 1 twice the size!
               
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                Not only will you use both fully, but also you will find out soon enough that they are still too small even at combined size.
                 
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                  Right, just ordered and paid deposit on new greenhouse. See how long it takes to fill both.
                   
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