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- Kegaska, Qu, Canada
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Boom Boom’s last login was Sunday, July 8, 2012.
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Hi! I’m from the Canada group, just popping by to let you know that we are trying to drum up interest in doing a group read. We have a thread started for anyone who is interested to let us know they are interested. Once we know there will be a few people, we’ll then decide on a book (Canadian author, of course!). Hope you decide to join us!
In his book, Gardening on the Prairies -- A Guide to Canadian Home Gardening, Roger Vick has two greenhouse designs for northern climes. Both use simple post pier foundations. The first is an above-ground, asymetric, A-frame design with one of the long walls facing South. The south-facing wall has all the glass, the north-facing wall is covered by shingles, but it could be covered with almost anything since almost anything insulates better than glass.
For me, the second design is more intriguing than the first. Mr. Vick refers to it as a "pit-type" greenhouse. Like the first design, it is an A-frame with glass on the south side and shingles on the north; unlike the first design, this one is sunk into the ground by 1/2 to 1 meter. Sinking the greenhouse provides good insulation and minimizes the building materials required. We're seriously considering it ...
Thank you for your reply. I found Kegaska on the map. I'm no climatologist, but it looks like Zone 2 to me.
And, thank you for the information on your greenhouse. Right now, we start our tomatoes, melons, squash etc. in the basement then transplant. But, we still lose a lot of production because the growing season is so shart. We looked at prefabricated or modular greenhouses in catalogs, but they were expensive and looked like they would be a pain to assemble. So, we're going to build a greenhouse instead.
The best design we have seen so far was in a Canadian gardening book I got off Abebooks.com (which is a good place for inexpensive books by the way). The design has shingles and insulation on the North side; we could salvage something or find something on sale. On the South side, they used tempered glass because it lasted so much longer than any sort of plastic. I think the greenhouse would be dramatically more efficient if I put 55 gal drums of water along the North wall of the greenhouse to store heat during the day and release it at night. The hot tub was just a lark, but I think it would work as long as it wasn't too big.
Boom Boom, I saw your note in the Gardening group. It hasn't been that cold here; we got our last frost about two weeks ago. But, North Dakota is still more than enough of a challenge for me. (I'm the one in the back with the sunglasses.)
You mentioned a greenhouse in your note. We are zone 3 as well, not quite as far north, but we are inland at just a bit of altitude. We are going to put up a greenhouse in the next year or two to extend our growing season. We want a place for our self watering containers in the fall ... I think we could increase our tomato production substantially.
I was wondering, do you heat your greenhouse? If so how? Do you use water or stone or something else to store heat? I was thinking about putting in a wooden hot tub in the greenhouse with a snorkle submersible wood stove. The water in the tub to store heat and the wood stove as a heat source. (We heat with electricity, but we have a back up wood burning stove and about 90 acres of timber close to the house.)
I know you're busy, but if you have a moment sometime I would appreciate your advice. By the way, I looked at your shelf. I've read a number of those books even though I haven't listed them, but I especially remember the Don Camillo stories, some of my very favorites.
Boom Boom, my dear, we are really sympatico! I've read & love so much on your shelf--I might add some of these to mine. Have you read Dorothy Day's The Long Loneliness? Her writing moves me to tears, both of compassion & joy.
There are some other good medieval mysteries which might like as well.