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Making my grow shelf bigger!! (Picture and Video)

I am using 3 donated metal shelves to add 5' to my shelf. I should get it put together and lights tonight!! let the mass production commence!!

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YAY!! More growing room! :)
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Awesome those look like the right depth as well.

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Here is the quick video walk-around!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=p ... 3Y6kCS9whc

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Fancy set up! Thankfully here in the south, we can get by with a few clip on reflector lights, as the plants usually go outside during the day. The kane heating mat comes in very handy though, to give quick germination and warm soil when the plants have to stay inside on the occasional cold day. The dog really gets mad at those plants for stealing her warm floor!
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Yes I have noticed a difference with the different soil temperatures. I have a space heater under the bottom shelf. this keeps the space at 80 degrees. the racks I have sitting directly over the heater are way harder to keep from drying out than the others! I guess we have no humidity here in Indiana in February. I think it was 20 this morning when I got up.

I am thinking about constructing a small greenhouse outside here real soon. I think I can keep it warm enough to sustain life and get some of my plants in the natural light!!

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You may want to consider building a nice cold frame instead. You can make a great one by re-purposing an old storm door, patio door, or window. The volume in a cold frame is small enough to be heated by one or two light bulbs, at least down to the mid 20's. Face the cold frame to the south, and place it beside a heated building if possible. If only the top is made of glass, then angle the top so that the sunlight hits it more directly.
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BTW, you may want to opt for a commercially available cold frame. I own a Juwel 1000 and a Juwel 1500 and am very happy with each. My 1500 is at least ten years old. The panels have gotten a little cloudy, but it is still holding up well. Will probably just replace the twin wall as some point, as the aluminum frame should last a life time.
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I have actually checked into that already. I am getting a couple old shower doors donated to my cause. I am going to buy a couple bales of straw and build a rectangle "Greenhouse with the shower doors on top. I am thinking within the next couple weeks it will do well

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