Turning an old shed into a greenhouse

jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 95
My plan is to remove the roof and replace with translucent material.  I also plan to add these windows to the sides?
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  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 95

  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 95
    I am clearing a site for the shed to be moved that will allow water and electricity to be acessible
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 95
    The tree had died last year in a storm when it was pushed over.   I had hoped it would live but post oaks do not seam to do well if the roots are disturbed.  And since it had died already it makes a good spot for a greenhouse?
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 95
    More firewood.
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 95

  • Are you asking for advice?

    Looks like you have space enough for both the shed and a GH.

    Best of luck with whatever you are trying to achieve :)
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 95
    Thank you.  I'm a recycler and am trying to use odds and ends to build a greenhouse for an attempt to save money
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,748
    So the panels that you remove will become something else? 

    And the “translucent material” that your replace them with will have come from some other building?

    No idea about Texan sunlight and UV levels. This is a British website and most of us live in the perpetual grey half light that passes for daytime here. 😊

    Be sure that whatever translucent material you use will, firstly, not break down in sunlight and, secondly, will allow enough UV light in to encourage your plants to grow while at the same time keeping enough UV light out so as not to let it damage them.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • jamesholtjamesholt Central texasPosts: 95
    The windows I picked up from someone that was going to throw them away after remodeling their house I was hoping it would be a good way to reuse them?  Maybe not?  Maybe I should put them next to the building and see what you think?  We have on average about 240 sunny days a year.  If you think this is a bad idea let know it might save me the trouble
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,748
    Are they double-glazed?  Do they have a UV filter within the glass? Our house’s window glass is double-glazed and contains a UV filter.

    Plants grown in the house grow in quite a different way from plants grown in the greenhouse, which has glass designed for greenhouses.  

    In the greenhouse, a dark purple heliotrope with dark coloured leaves turns into a pale lilac heliotrope with pale green leaves when kept in the conservatory in the house.

    There’s glass and there’s glass.🙂
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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