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My Belated Christmas Gift to Myself

Posted by TheAnalyst z6b PA (My Page) on
Thu, Dec 29, 05 at 20:40

Does anyone else have the mini greenhouse (FRO) from Ikea? If so, does it work well? I wanted to buy this last summer, but when I went to the store it was sold out. Well, what do you know, the FRO came back at Xmas.

Sarah

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RE: My Belated Christmas Gift to Myself

How big is FRO? He looks more like a tabletop terrarium for houseplants.... very attractive yet I wouldn't send him outside to fend off the ice and snow.

What do you plan on keeping inside FRO?


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RE: My Belated Christmas Gift to Myself

Here are the dimensions:

Length: 19 "
Width: 9 "
Height: 9

I'm not sure what I will do with the Fro yet. It is like a tabletop terrarium. In fact, I already have a tabletop terrarium, so I will probably wait until the weather becomes warm and put the Fro outside. I'm not sure what I will put inside it; the bottom is simply the steel rack, however there is a piece of polystyrene which can be placed across the bottom. There is some space between the lid and the frame, so air can circulate in and out.

Sarah


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RE: My Belated Christmas Gift to Myself

hmmmmmm...... maybe it could be an outdoor fern propagation chamber..... or an outdoor house for a moss collection? I always wanterd to grow ferns and moss from spores but it sounds complicated. I thought ferns and moss were supposed to be "primitive" plants??

He's a nice looking FRO anyway, I'm sure he will be put to good use.
Kato


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RE: My Belated Christmas Gift to Myself

I'd use it outside as a cold frame to grow lettuce, under an overhang or beneath a picnic table to keep it from getting soaked.

It's cute!


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RE: My Belated Christmas Gift to Myself

Thanks for the ideas Kato and Carol. Unfortunately Carol, I'm not big on growing lettuce; I prefer to buy. If I grow it, it would force me to eat more salads than I would like to...haha.

I will figure something out.

Sarah


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