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Converting covered porch to greenhouse?

posted by: bocron on 10.06.2012 at 10:59 am in Greenhouses & Garden Structures Forum

We have been wanting a greenhouse for a number of years but have waited to find an affordable option and a good place to put it. Last night my husband mentioned converting our covered porch (that we never use) into a greenhouse. We are just north of Atlanta. The porch is on the south side of the house. It has walls on 2 sides and the other 2 sides we would put in glass. Those 2 walls are south facing and east facing. There are also 2 skylights in the roof. The total area is 18ft by 12 ft. We were thinking of mostly spring use for starting veggie seedlings since it is WAY hot in the summer unless we used it as a "hothouse" during summer. Or if possible keeping orchids and other plants there over fall/winter.
Just wondering if anyone else has tried this or is it a crazy idea :).

Thanks,
Annette

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