Building Conservatory for Citrus
I am building a "shed with windows" or I'd rather say, conservatory for my citrus. I used the the old gazebo with plastic around it and Christmas Lights but it does not keep the plants warm enough in the winter.
So, I decided to bite the bullet and get a building in it's place. It is going to be 12x12 with a solid roof and windows all around. Lemon, Mandarin, Avocado are what I'd like to grow in pots.
I live in the Redding, Ca. area where it gets up into the triple digits during the summer for spells at a time, thus the solid roof. The gazebo did not need shade cloth on it, so I am pleased with that success. The winters are what are killing the trees. Many people here do grow citrus but not where I live out in the country. It get to 16 degrees or so and they do not survive.
I would love all ideas or tips concerning the new build. I do wonder about humidity and flooring, etc. I have a small greenhouse, but this will have walls so I am in unchartered territory.