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Hiya PlantWhisper!I don't think I can accurately or in good faith answer a single queston you have. Got ant guy friends your age that like to build stuff? You could look at all the stuff and formulate a plan. At least have someone teach you how to install a window. Thats what Zi fid, asked. friends husband. Maybe a class at Home Depot. On at least this. Also. I have only worked with wood framed windows, so trimming options that were available to me aren't for you. I wish you luck and hope your growing everywhere else on your property anyway!?
Please know that the cover photo of an all window greenhouse is not the one I, OnaFarina, built. Scroll down and see mine after it was built. It is stick built and large and awesome with a tall roof, but is still wrapped mostly wrapped in plastic and there are photos of what windows I had installed when I wrote the post.
i'm not sure which greenhouse you are talking about. Mine has a 12' high roof.And yes, it is the perfect for seedling starting, I use lights to get thing started early.I have citrus growing in pots and my tomatoes, all 30 of them, are growing vertically on strings, (youtube that, it's amazing and easy) and below them, all the way around are lettuces, leeks, radishes, onions, and some herbs and other stuff too!
my greenhouse will be heavily sealed at every window. I need to control the temperature, breeze, etc. just like a "real" house. I have a high vent that is chocked open 24/7/365. I have a fan installed diagonally across from it on a thermostat. I keep it's vents propped open during growing time. I open the door EVERY morning during Spring/Summer growing season and shut it every night. I also have 2 pop-up roof vents that also stay open all Spring/Summer.Do not go cheap on vents, fans and thermostats in a "real" greenhouse like mine. They are THE most important items in there!
no Violet, your not missing anything. His statement, (michigan dave), was about the plastic changing over time. Yes it will need replacing eventually. As it is getting brittle after 2 years of "weather". However, if you've read this string, you'll see where I addressed that.