Citrus in lean-to update video

tmc2009November 23, 2012

Here are my citrus in the lean-to. It gets down into the 40's at night with no active heating but warms up to 70 on a bright day here in Nov so far.

Here is a link that might be useful: Citrus in lean-to

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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA

Nice job, tmc!

Patty S.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 3:09PM
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I was disappointed not to get a view of the lean-to itself, to see just how it is constructed, sited, etc...

Plants look great though...

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 11:10AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

just look through Tmc's other videos....he has tons of construction videos of the project.

New England, I notice that you're watering in sips. I think that's going to lead to dead
roots where the soil becomes too dry and then refuses to re-wet. Letting the container dry
is a wise plan, but make sure to thoroughly wet the entire soil volume when you do water.


    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 11:44AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

nice and bright in there. Be careful you keep the roots warm like you mentioned. Leaf drop will happen in a greenhouse just as easily as in the house. We keep our hoop house above 55 all the time and leaf drop is not an issue.


    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 3:22PM
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Thanks for the advice Josh and Mike. I'm afraid of soaking them right now. I want to get them on benches and possible get a heating source under them. It's getting down to low 40's at night and quickly gets to upper 60's on a sunny day with out active heating. I don't have it sealed or insulated at tightly as it could be yet so I'm hoping I can get it to retain more heat during the night.

Fabaceae, I just grouped the greenhouse/leanto videos together that you will see the category if you go to the channel page. Thanks for everyones comments.

Here is a link that might be useful: Grouped Greenhouse videos

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 10:44PM
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