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New greenhouse photos
« on: January 18, 2012, 02:38:09 AM »
Since my addiction uh I mean hobby has grown, so has my need for winter protection.  I'm lucky to have a giant grape arbor that was here when I moved in because it made it easier to slap together an even bigger greenhouse for this year.  Not only that but I created a GH inside my new GH for the more tropical stuff.  We've seen plenty of days of hard frost this year and been down to 28F a couple of times but inside the GH the 'main room' has not gotten below 52F.  The other room runs about 10F colder which is good because I want my lychee to get chill units.

The original GH, it is a swing arbor with passion fruit growing over the top during most of the year



with alien invaders



the GH for my Valencia Pride is on the right and the plastic on the left is the new GH



night time with the lights and heater going



looking in through the 'front door', epiphytic cacti on the right, hoyas, salaks, dragon fruit, seedlings straight ahead.  Back wall of the main room (GH inside the GH) on the left.  Dragon fruit and other epicacti probably don't need to be protected as much next year.



Standing at the very back corner shooting towards the sunshine (main room on L).



peek into the main chamber with star apple, rambutan, pulasan, chempedak, wax jambu, garcinias, etc.
 


I think I might know why I have so many plants (one reason)  one of 2 GH inside the house.  Lots of seedlings, sugar apple, black sapote, peppers, flacourtia, lemon leaf, clove, etc.



The other indoor GH, a few of the extra special ones, durians, mangosteens, Juan's pulasan, cashews, marang, acai, velvet tamarind, recent PR plants and others.  A few plants were brought in just in case the new outdoor GH completely failed.



cant wait for spring to get here,
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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 06:59:14 AM »
Yeah...welcome to the addiction!  Lot of work went into that.  With the lights going...looks like you have a Nativity scene going on in there!

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 08:40:02 AM »
ethan- how many of juan's pulsan seedlings do you have? want to sell me one?

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 02:51:07 PM »
Ethan,

Great job with the greenhouse. Love your tropical fruit paradise inside.
Grow mainly fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 03:15:28 PM »
Thanks gents for the kind words.

LL, I think I have 3 of Juan's pulasans but only one of them is inside.  The one inside looks different than the other two and my other pulasan's.  The leaves almost have a purple-ish undertone to them plus it is the most vigorous.  Assuming they live, when it warms up I can send you one of the outside ones.  The price for the inside one........how much is a plane ticket back to PR?

-Ethan

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012, 04:18:04 PM »
ethan- I'd love one of the outside ones in the spring, if they are still alive. happy to pay.
many thanks

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 04:38:58 PM »
I had four of the Juan pulasan seedlings.  I gave one to Warren.  I hope his is still alive and kicking.  All three of the remaining plants died a slow and inglorious death at the hands of cold weather.  :'(

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 07:04:31 PM »
None of my seed grown pulasans survived either.  However, the 3 nice seedlings from Juan I brought back are doing fine...as are the two durian.

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012, 08:12:34 PM »
Wow. Keep going!
They're like the Varmint-Cong...

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2012, 08:27:45 PM »
Ethan...great job with those plants! They look awesome! 
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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2012, 02:38:15 AM »
Thanks again guys.

Durian, mangosteen and achachairu plantation, Jay, you are going to need a much bigger GH.

Noel,some of the seedlings are sugar apples and rollinias that came from your stock.

LL, if you want one of those precious, rare, one of a kind Juan's pulasan, it is going to cost you......shipping.  I have some other fun things you might want, let me figure out how to send you a message.

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2012, 07:06:44 AM »
Ethan...not at the rate they grow!!  I'll be living in Thailand by then!  Gerry...just wait until summer.

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2012, 01:08:33 PM »
Ethan,
I knew you would put that arbor area to good use! Everything looks so healthy and happy, great job!  :)


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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2012, 03:40:19 AM »
Thanks NewGen,
I have a passionfruit vine growing on the arbor above the GH and fruits are just starting to drop and roll off.  Kind of caught me by surprise the other day.

-Ethan

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2012, 12:11:11 PM »
Ethan - Excellent job on the GH!  I agree with Jay that it looks like some sort of nativity scene.
Noel - Sheehan just hurt his back looking at the jak you are carrying.  He'd better hope Bryan doesn't have one that big next time!
Harry - Sorry.

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2012, 12:16:10 PM »
wow....all those little annona seedlings, do you plan on keeping them all Ethan?
Definitely on your way to become the annona guy of the west :)
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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2012, 05:16:08 PM »
No Tim,
I hope to get rid of them and a bunch of their friends too once the weather warms a little.

-Ethan

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2012, 05:54:54 PM »
Ethan
Welcome to this new forum! I see everything is nicely and tugged away for the winter. Boy, your collection is getting way up there in the Jacob range! Talking about Jacob, has anyone informed Jacob of our exodus of GW? I'm going to drop him an email later tonight.

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2012, 05:55:59 PM »
I sent Jacob an e-mail.

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2012, 10:41:57 PM »
Nice. How are the grafts from the FL budwood doing?

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2012, 10:44:59 PM »
Thanks NewGen,
I have a passionfruit vine growing on the arbor above the GH and fruits are just starting to drop and roll off.  Kind of caught me by surprise the other day.

-Ethan

Are those passion fruits ripe? I have a bunch on my vine, but they're all green.

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2012, 10:45:41 PM »
No Tim,
I hope to get rid of them and a bunch of their friends too once the weather warms a little.

-Ethan

I got first dibs! :)

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2012, 03:05:20 AM »
Nice. How are the grafts from the FL budwood doing?

The annonas are doing great, some of them were blooming on and off all last summer.  I even tried to pollinate one bloom w/cherimoya pollen, thankfully it didn't set.


Are those passion fruits ripe? I have a bunch on my vine, but they're all green.
The first few that have fallen off so far are greenish with purple undertones, put them on the counter for a few days and they color up.  The summer ripened fruits are much better tasting IMO.  As far as having dibs, you dont even have to wait for the weather to warm. ;D

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2012, 03:23:46 AM »
Hello Friends,

Harry - Thanks for the E-mail Harry, I was kind of wondering where you all had gone.  This forum is Great. 

Joe - Thanks for thinking about me, I thought everyone had frozen in the cold  ???

As for you Ethan - Boy you sure have been busy!  Pretty cool setup, a Greenhouse inside a Greenhouse....why didn't I think of that?  Looks like you are up to your elbows in plants, you definitely got a gift for germination.  Everything looks Great!  Hope all your stuff makes it through this crazy cold snap.

It Nice to be on Board!

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Re: New greenhouse photos
« Reply #24 on: January 21, 2012, 11:11:17 AM »
Nice! It looks you're having a disco party over there.  :D
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