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(TreeHugger)   If you build an underground greenhouse everyone's going to think you're going to use it to grow pot even if you're not using it to grow pot   (treehugger.com) divider line 62
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2013-02-23 09:08:56 AM  
Goddammit, Todd.
 
2013-02-23 09:15:15 AM  
Its not like a better place to grow plants would be above ground.
 
2013-02-23 09:15:17 AM  
Or worship Lolth
 
2013-02-23 09:19:07 AM  
If you go through all of that and don't grow pot, you wasted your time.
 
2013-02-23 09:21:13 AM  
Do anyone on those prepper shows have anything like this, or is it too libby?
 
2013-02-23 09:22:01 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: If you go through all of that and don't grow pot, you wasted your time.


You do this first, wait for the police to check things out and then you grow pot.
 
2013-02-23 09:22:15 AM  
Apparently it doesn't snow where that greenhouse is located because the first heavy, wet snow would crush that frame.
 
2013-02-23 09:25:50 AM  
I would use it to grow cocoa beans
 
2013-02-23 09:31:54 AM  
A relative's neighbor has one of these and, yeah, I assume he grows pot in it.  Partly because of all the marijuana plants.
 
2013-02-23 09:38:47 AM  

NutWrench: Apparently it doesn't snow where that greenhouse is located because the first heavy, wet snow would crush that frame.


Wouldn't the plastic be warm enough to melt any snow as it landed and run off?
 
2013-02-23 09:38:49 AM  
These days, I would assume the builder of an underground greenhouse would be one of those retarded doomsday preppers.
 
2013-02-23 09:39:06 AM  

iron_city_ap: Its not like a better place to grow plants would be above ground.


I think that's the point. Being underground means that it's warmer that if its built on the surface.
 
2013-02-23 09:47:59 AM  

picturescrazy: NutWrench: Apparently it doesn't snow where that greenhouse is located because the first heavy, wet snow would crush that frame.

Wouldn't the plastic be warm enough to melt any snow as it landed and run off?


It would be, at first. But as the snow piles up, it will reflect the sunlight and cool down pretty quickly.
 
2013-02-23 09:48:00 AM  

jtown: A relative's neighbor has one of these and, yeah, I assume he grows pot in it.  Partly because of all the marijuana plants.


Well, you shouldn't assume, marijuana plants only keep the pot plants company.  Their presence doesn't mean pot is growing there.

/yeah that's the ticket, yeah yeah
 
2013-02-23 09:48:29 AM  
 
2013-02-23 09:50:03 AM  

Great_Milenko: These days, I would assume the builder of an underground greenhouse would be one of those retarded doomsday preppers.


They don't eat vegetables.
 
2013-02-23 09:52:58 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: If you go through all of that and don't grow pot, you wasted your time.


LarryDan43: You do this first, wait for the police to check things out and then you grow pot.


We're done here.

/had to quit; child imminent
//just in time for a week-long trip to Oregon
///siiiiiiiigh
 
2013-02-23 09:59:27 AM  

iron_city_ap: Its not like a better place to grow plants would be above ground.


Not in winter.
 
2013-02-23 10:01:40 AM  
They always tell you "build it for $300". Then you start building it and find out they meant $3000.00
 
2013-02-23 10:01:52 AM  
Walipini- sounds like a delicious sandwich at Panera bread.
 
2013-02-23 10:03:58 AM  
Looks like a great place to keep your weeeeeed
 
2013-02-23 10:07:46 AM  
You put your weeed in there
 
2013-02-23 10:11:58 AM  

Fano: Or worship Lolth


Didn't WoTC kill her off?
 
2013-02-23 10:16:24 AM  
The linked article on the geodesic greenhouse in TFA is more interesting. I want one.
 
2013-02-23 10:26:06 AM  

NutWrench: picturescrazy: NutWrench: Apparently it doesn't snow where that greenhouse is located because the first heavy, wet snow would crush that frame.

Wouldn't the plastic be warm enough to melt any snow as it landed and run off?

It would be, at first. But as the snow piles up, it will reflect the sunlight and cool down pretty quickly.


and there is some nasty vicious wind and ice in winter too. plastic sheeting and a few pieces of lumber would wind up blowing into your neighbors yard and pissing them off if it hit their car.
 
2013-02-23 10:26:58 AM  
wow
 
2013-02-23 10:28:56 AM  
Build a $300 underground greenhouse

Woah, renting a freaking excavator for a day must be cheaper than I imagined.
 
2013-02-23 10:32:54 AM  
I have a small green house in my back yard.  I wouldn't dream of putting pot plants in there as anytime any utility worker, or phone guy, or the guys that trim trees for power lines comes into the back yard, they always sneak a peek in there.  It's funny to see when they don't know you are watching.

/overwinter some plants
//propagate others for next spring
///sometimes extend the seasons of peppers and cherry peppers
 
2013-02-23 10:35:26 AM  

KrispyKritter: NutWrench: picturescrazy: NutWrench: Apparently it doesn't snow where that greenhouse is located because the first heavy, wet snow would crush that frame.

Wouldn't the plastic be warm enough to melt any snow as it landed and run off?

It would be, at first. But as the snow piles up, it will reflect the sunlight and cool down pretty quickly.

and there is some nasty vicious wind and ice in winter too. plastic sheeting and a few pieces of lumber would wind up blowing into your neighbors yard and pissing them off if it hit their car.


What good are neighbors if you can't piss them off?
 
2013-02-23 10:41:06 AM  

Zeno-25: Build a $300 underground greenhouse

Woah, renting a freaking excavator for a day must be cheaper than I imagined.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-23 10:42:08 AM  
So what you should do is build a really tall tower man, and like put the plants up really high so no one can see it up there and they're all like "that can't be a grow op cuz it's in a tower and people do grow ops underground!"


Awesome!
 
2013-02-23 10:45:36 AM  
oh no he's gonna like stoned and shiat
 
2013-02-23 10:56:54 AM  

NutWrench: Apparently it doesn't snow where that greenhouse is located because the first heavy, wet snow would crush that frame.


Yeah, I say sink the floor half as deep, raise the rammed earth wall a bit, build a really sturdy frame with sealed solid plexiglass and then we'll talk. $15 000 - 30 000 for something that won't look like total shiat and will actually last you for everything (materials, labor, equipment rental, permits, inspections, etc.)

This is nice if you have a lot of land, live in the country, and know how to build things, but if you live in the suburbs you're better off with a sun room attached to the back of your house.
 
2013-02-23 11:12:25 AM  

iron_city_ap: Its not like a better place to grow plants would be above ground.


Yeah, well, it's freaking cold in Michigan right now.  So our grow light in the basement currently has onions, shallots, and herbs getting a head start.

The landlord really didn't get the concept when she did the yearly walk through.  I mean, that we would have a dedicated room, lighting, and supplies to grow stuff to eat.  Crazy.

/to be fair, the roommate used to grow there too
//but he had his own light and was licensed
 
2013-02-23 11:20:40 AM  
How did the Aymara Indians come by plastic sheeting?  Cuz, without the that, there is no way it would work.
 
2013-02-23 11:35:35 AM  

vinn01: How did the Aymara Indians come by plastic sheeting?  Cuz, without the that, there is no way it would work.


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-23 11:44:17 AM  
Hey, is this one of those threads where a bunch of people who have never done something talk about how the thing that was actually done could never work, even though it has worked for hundreds of years?
 
2013-02-23 12:04:20 PM  
That would be one way to fix my squirrel problem. God damned squirrels keep digging up my seeds and plants.
 
2013-02-23 12:05:49 PM  

Matthew Keene: Zeno-25: Build a $300 underground greenhouse

Woah, renting a freaking excavator for a day must be cheaper than I imagined.
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x500]


you've obviously never used one of those in your life if you think that's the tool you want to use for digging an 8ft deep hole 30-40ft long
 
2013-02-23 12:20:37 PM  
I want to build one of these. I also want to build a Earthship. And a yurt. Basically I'm a sucker for and and all of these DIY eco-hippie future basketcase projects.
 
2013-02-23 12:23:49 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Matthew Keene: Zeno-25: Build a $300 underground greenhouse

Woah, renting a freaking excavator for a day must be cheaper than I imagined.

you've obviously never used one of those in your life if you think that's the tool you want to use for digging an 8ft deep hole 30-40ft long


What would you want then? I've never used an excavator, but the other things I can think of (Bobcat or Tractor with an attachment) seem too small.
 
2013-02-23 12:24:20 PM  
I've watered the hell out of my pots and they don't seem to be getting any bigger.  Maybe I've got them planted too deep.
 
2013-02-23 12:25:44 PM  
If it's not pot, it's probably mushrooms. Being underground and all.
Besides shouldn't it be called a grow house rather than a greenhouse?
 
2013-02-23 12:26:07 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Matthew Keene: Zeno-25: Build a $300 underground greenhouse

Woah, renting a freaking excavator for a day must be cheaper than I imagined.
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x500]

you've obviously never used one of those in your life if you think that's the tool you want to use for digging an 8ft deep hole 30-40ft long


The foundation for our new addition and the pool in my Grandparents' backyard would beg to differ.
Nobody said you had to finish the dig in one afternoon...
 
2013-02-23 12:39:46 PM  

Matthew Keene: Zeno-25: Build a $300 underground greenhouse

Woah, renting a freaking excavator for a day must be cheaper than I imagined.
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x500]


You'd wear out well over $300 in boots that way.
 
2013-02-23 12:41:05 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Matthew Keene: Zeno-25: Build a $300 underground greenhouse

Woah, renting a freaking excavator for a day must be cheaper than I imagined.
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x500]

you've obviously never used one of those in your life if you think that's the tool you want to use for digging an 8ft deep hole 30-40ft long


If you try to do it alone yes it would take you a while but you do realize that before the industrial revolution that all digging work was done with a shovel - right?
 
2013-02-23 12:42:52 PM  

Mein Fuhrer I Can Walk: Voiceofreason01: Matthew Keene: Zeno-25: Build a $300 underground greenhouse

Woah, renting a freaking excavator for a day must be cheaper than I imagined.
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x500]

you've obviously never used one of those in your life if you think that's the tool you want to use for digging an 8ft deep hole 30-40ft long

The foundation for our new addition and the pool in my Grandparents' backyard would beg to differ.
Nobody said you had to finish the dig in one afternoon...


Yep. Dug an in ground swimming pool hole and surrounding plumbing runs in a week or so one summer. Shovel + wheelbarrow.
 
2013-02-23 12:45:18 PM  

Voiceofreason01: Matthew Keene: Zeno-25: Build a $300 underground greenhouse

Woah, renting a freaking excavator for a day must be cheaper than I imagined.
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 500x500]

you've obviously never used one of those in your life if you think that's the tool you want to use for digging an 8ft deep hole 30-40ft long


Obviously you never had a cheap assed Dad/Uncle/Grandpa with lots of male heirs.
 
2013-02-23 12:45:35 PM  

LarryDan43: jehovahs witness protection: If you go through all of that and don't grow pot, you wasted your time.
You do this first, wait for the police to check things out and then you grow pot.


Or you build one and start a basement grow op in your house. When they show up they will go right to the greenhouse and only find tomatoes.

Actually I would love one of those. I'd fill it with tropical flowers and a hot tub.

And a few tomato plants too
 
2013-02-23 01:00:17 PM  

Pick: They always tell you "build it for $300". Then you start building it and find out they meant $3000.00


They do reveal in the article that $300 is for cheap-end materials only.  You are expected to find suckers and/or slaves to do all the labour.
 
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