New hothouse.

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pvdw
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New hothouse.

Postby pvdw » Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:22 pm

I am building a new hothouse. Should be done within a week or so.

I just need to manage a system to make my picks smaller so I can post it.

In my case i is more of an dry house than a hothouse.

Where I stay summer temp is around 32-35C on avg in summer with high of around 40-41C

Winter hardly ever drop below 4-5C. I have not seen frost in my area in the last 6-7 years.

Our annual rainfall is more of a problem. In good years we receive around 700mm. My plants are kepts outside so to keep them dry is harder tham to keep them warm.

L Leslie grow naturally in a circle of about 250km around Pretoria where I stay. Maybe i should plant a few in the garden and see what happen?? :D

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Re: New hothouse.

Postby brom » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:48 pm

pvdw wrote:L Leslie grow naturally in a circle of about 250km around Pretoria where I stay. Maybe i should plant a few in the garden and see what happen?? :D
It's definitely worth a try. I would give the soil good drainage, so that excess water comes away quickly. Then they will grow there like cucumbers 8-)
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Re: New hothouse.

Postby Australian » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:13 pm

I plan to transplant some Lithops in my garden once I will have many.

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Re: New hothouse.

Postby pvdw » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:23 am

Some picks. Mosly done now. still small things to do.

The roof still on the ground. Note the helper for size of the structure.
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Re: New hothouse.

Postby pvdw » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:26 am

Inside view of the waal and roof before shadenet is in plase.

Relation of a 12.5cm pot. The top is closed for rain and the bottom open for ventilation.
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Re: New hothouse.

Postby pvdw » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:28 am

Floor done on one side and other side still to be done.
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Re: New hothouse.

Postby mary44 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:45 am

It's looking really good :) You have such different conditions to us here in the U.K.

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Re: New hothouse.

Postby Australian » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:19 pm

Well done.... you are almost there! :)

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Re: New hothouse.

Postby pvdw » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:23 pm

mary44 wrote:It's looking really good :) You have such different conditions to us here in the U.K.


Thanks Mary. Yes I knew that you live in a different "world" up north. But since I have started to browse the net and forums for Lithops and succulent info I realy started to understand the impact the weather conditions have on you. But still you manage to grow stunning plants :D

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Re: New hothouse.

Postby pvdw » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:24 pm

Australian wrote:Well done.... you are almost there! :)


Will keep you posted on the final product 8-)

How do you keep your plants in Oz??


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