market-farming digest: September 24, 2000

marc at aculink.net marc at aculink.net
Mon Sep 25 11:17:47 EDT 2000


Please keep in mind that PVC pipe can deteriorate your
greenhouse plastic if you get the wrong stuff.

!!!!! DO NOT BELIEVE THE SALESPERSON WHEN THEY TELL YOU THE
PLASTIC IS SAFE TO PUT NEXT TO THE PVC HOOPS !!!!! TALK TO A
TECHNICAL PERSON AND VERIFY, VERIFY, VERIFY!!!! GET IT IN
WRITING!!!MAKE SURE YOU ORDER THE RIGHT STUFF!!!

We have two rolls of plastic here sitting round useless
shipped to us by EASON HORTICULTURAL for our 30 by 95 PVC
greenhouse designs and both rolls were sworn to be PVC
compatible by the salesperson. After delivery we read the
package directions and they WERE NOT PVC COMPATIBLE. We
spoke with a technical person at Eason and found the
salesperson was WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! We also were given no
recourse by EASON since we had nothing in writing. Money
down the drain until we put up steel hoops.

Marc S. Nameth


> Subject: Re:  Greenhouses
> From: "William McKay" <bmckay55 at hotmail.com>
> Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 12:45:27 GMT
> X-Message-Number: 1
> 
> A couple of thoughts regarding greenhouses.  If you are going to build one
> and heat it, you probably want one at least fifty feet long.  You can get
> them 17x50.  If it turns out that initially you do not need that much space
> (but you think you will in the future) you could block off part of the house
> in the winter with plastic to reduce heating costs.
> 
> 
> Bill McKay
> 
> Subject: Re: Greenhouses
> From: "Kathy Somers" <SomersFarm at kingcon.com>
> Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 20:22:14 -0400
> X-Message-Number: 2
> 
> Thanks for the info.  I think at this point we are opting to build our own
> greenhouse. The small one we currently have is a PVC wood combo and has held
> up really well, but not good on heat!!!  We would like to build something
> with a little more heat holding ability as by the time March comes we can
> still get really cold weather.  My goal is to get tomatoes and possibly
> peppers along with greens started early enough and out in the greenhouse to
> have sellable tomatoes toward the middle of June.  To do that we will need a
> good four months of growing from seed to plant.  What would you reccommend
> for coverings.  I have searched the internet and found many different types.
> Polyfilm in a single layer is not a good choice.
> 
> Thanks Kathy Somers



More information about the Market-farming mailing list