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Hi Leroy,

I would like information on building a greenhouse. I would like to grow medicinal herbs all year long and was wondering what the easiest and best options would be. Also what would I be looking at cost wise?

Thanks for any assistance

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Theresa:
First, it is a lot of research on type and materials that you will need. I can give you a few starter tips. House must face east for morning sun. Use treated lumber for base if you plan on building yourself. have vents on both ends. Heat pads,large pots or tubs.Garbage cans for rain water with sump pump.Use 4- 6 year poly for cover, or more stuff if you wish. Selecting greenhouse must  withstand high winds. Height should be at least 6'-6 to 7'-6. All medicinal herbs won't all year. Some herbs like to go dormant in winter and will return in spring. Book: The Big Book of herbs. Arthur O. Tucker & Thomas Debaggio, cost about 40.00 to 60.00 or library. Check back later for other questions that come up.
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I have been growing herbs organically for 27 years. I have also written and self-published a book, "Herbman`s Journal".144+ pages of herbs that I have grown. Photo & short profile at the Smile Herb Shop on "you tube".Sign in "The healing herbs part 3A & 3B". My face book "the Herbman" You can request it from my e-mail.It is $28.95 with free shipping. 5517 Nome Ave., Balto..Md.21215. It is loose -leaf. A free "Herbman" t-shirt included while they last(large,X-large).It covers many names of herbs that I have grown, such as culantro,shadow bennie, recao de monte & 97 other names.

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I have been growing herbs organically for 27 years. I have also written and self-published, loose leaf binder, "Herbmans Journal". 2008 is my last year at Smile Herb Shop. I plan to grow herbs in my small back yard and sell at David's Natural Store in Columbia, Md. on saturdays. I also will return to the Baltimore Herb Festival in May 2009(memorial day weekend).I used the word organically grown, but the state came into the picture and stated that I could not use the word unless I become certified & paid a $300.00 fee. I decided to add to my name (99% chemical-free) since nothing on this planet is 100%, except Jesus Christ, taxes & death. My customers were satisfied with this instead of paying a large fee and raising my prices,with no guarantee that it is organic except for a label.Their belief was in my word.

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