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Won a Greenhouse from a Game Show...what to plant?

Beach Chick May 11, 2009 01:00 PM

Howdy Chow Gardeners..
Won a gorgeous greenhouse from the Price is Right ( I kissed Bob twice) and want to plant some veggies but in San Diego where I live it gets hot in the summer..it has 2 large pop up windows and a sliding door and we plumbed it for water.
What is good to plant in the summer or do I need to just wait till it gets cooler?

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    Cinnamon May 22, 2009 10:05 PM

    Grow something that smells nice that likes humidity, like gardenia or plumeria, around the edges. Add a cooling fan, a fountain, and a chaise lounge. Or you could go with the hot rock pit in the middle and make it a sweat lodge if you already have a pool to run out and jump into.

    If you must do food, I wonder about things like strawberries, or if you want to go all 1970s hydroponic.

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      Janet May 16, 2009 03:49 PM

      We are in the Oakland,CA and have a green house. It is mainly for orchids during cool weather. But my husband starts tomatoes, peppers, carrots, herbs, during the cool weather. When it starts warming up, they are then set out in the garden,

      1. Sam Fujisaka May 11, 2009 05:59 PM

        No one has any advice for you. We all want to see the YouTube of you on the Price is Right!!!! "Beach Chick! Come on Dooooooooooown!!!!! You're the next contestant on ....

        Actually, you don't need a greenhouse in San Diego in the summer. I guess if I had it in San Diego, I'd start growing orchids.

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        1. re: Sam Fujisaka
          Beach Chick May 11, 2009 06:25 PM

          The video is a riot...Bob was hitting on me..hee hee

          Orchids are a great idea..I have them all over my home and maybe the greenhouse will be like a clinic to bring them back to life when they are ready to bite the dust..
          As always Sam, thank you!

          1. re: Beach Chick
            cleopatra999 May 15, 2009 03:04 PM

            I would think that tomatoes and peppers (especially chili) would enjoy the greenhouse. yes, it will get hot in there, but it will be climate controlled, you should not get drought though!

        2. Beach Chick May 11, 2009 05:41 PM

          Nobody got nothing for me.. something..anything?
          : (

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