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Discussion in 'Greenhouse Growing' started by NigelJ, Feb 17, 2017.

  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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                    This is England! Keep both and have somewhere to play when its raining! Seriously, having two gives opportunity to both grow under glass whilst caring out all those propagating jobs. You could double skin half of the bigger one & get the temperature up a bit for more exotics.... If you really feel its too much of an inbalance between in & out, extend outdoor crop growing inside - beetroots, carrots, etc.,
                    .......envious.....
                     
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                      Definitely keep both. You can join the two perhaps so you end up with a single large structure
                       
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                        Rhino greenhouse will hopefully arrive end of March. So am now preparing site, well more like shuffling the garden around to fit it in. This weekend finished putting up frame for fruit cage complicated by the fact that in places there is only 6 inches of soil above rock so 14 inch deep holes can be hard work, also slopes in 3 directions at the same time. Next step put in raised beds and move the loganberry, blackberry and grapevine.
                        Photos to follow but can't upload from Windows 10/Firefox at the moment.
                         
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                          Rhino greenhouse arrived today, currently numerous sheets of glass stacked against house and 10 boxes in the garage. Now off to finish digging out, levelling site before starting assembly.
                           
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                            :ideaIPB: I think I might know what your below ground obstruction problem is ...


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                              @Scrungee If I find treasure I will think of you.
                               
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                                Sure you won't be disappointed in it. Mine is absolutely as sound as a pound 3 years on and it is in quite an exposed area. I did the leveling bit myself but "treated" myself to getting mine built by a guy I happen to know who is a Rhino recommended fitter. My 20x8 was up and finished in 2 days which I thought was pretty good going for 1 man working on his own in hellish weather to boot. I felt really sorry for him and kept saying "oh leave it and come back when it's stopped pouring with rain" but no he kept going and had it completed despite everything.
                                 
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                                  My Rhino has stood up to the winter in a coastal location and is now starting to produce crops ready for the coming year, really happy with it
                                   
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