All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Oct 23rd, '16, 03:22 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Oct 23rd, '16, 02:00
Posts: 17
Gender: Male
Are you human?: YES
Location: Montana, USA
I am planning a moderate sized earthsheltered greenhouse for my property. I live in USDA hardiness zone 4b (though they say its actually a zone 5b now with the shifting climate.)
Has anyone on here built something like this? I know its the big thing in gardens in the northern US.
I am on the fence on building materials for it and some of these decisions will depend on what I find on site once I move in. Presently though I am considering earthbags filled with scoria for insulation with cob as plaster. Strawbale is another possible option which I may incorporate but tending towards earthbags. It will contain an aquaponics system which I hope to use year round (with some CFL lights for winter greens). This will require a rocket mass heater to buffer the cold night temps plus a whole mess of thermal mass (aquaponics system will be part of this).

I hope to have the solar greenhouse in the front of the building and have two rooms in the back for chickens and pigeons. These will hopefully help regulate temps as well as adding some extra CO2 for the plants. This idea may not be workable though and still have the proper amount of solar heating so it may be scrapped. I have seen several posts with similar ideas but they didn't come back and post much after the idea stage so I assume they didn't. If I can't work this out I will instead build a earthbag dome or two for the chickens, pigeons and rabbits.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
    Advertisement
 
PostPosted: Oct 23rd, '16, 06:08 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Mar 3rd, '16, 08:46
Posts: 977
Gender: Female
Are you human?: grudgingly
Location: Canberra, Australia
Welcome to the forum! :wave:

A couple of threads that might be useful to you are ZsaZsa's old one here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9276

and markb's here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=24884

plus rininger85 is building his greenhouse now: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=26485

Good luck and I look forward to seeing what you come up with! (Pictures are awesome. Once you start building stuff, definitely post pictures. :D )

_________________
Redcap Builds A System


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Oct 23rd, '16, 06:47 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Oct 23rd, '16, 02:00
Posts: 17
Gender: Male
Are you human?: YES
Location: Montana, USA
Thanks! I am excited to finally be able to put my reading into action. Those are some great threads! I can't believe I missed them. Once I get the design set I will post some sketches. And I will post pics as I build too.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Portal by phpBB3 Portal © phpBB Türkiye
[ Time : 0.052s | 16 Queries | GZIP : Off ]