Last Fall, since we were planning on moving and did not know if the new place would have room for an 18 feet GeoDome, we sold our greenhouse. It was a good choice even though it was hard to let the GeoDome greenhouse go.
The new owners are enjoying and using it greatly, just how we wanted it to be. Owning a Geodesic Dome greenhouse is special. It is like moving a portion of your garden south. Here are a few pictures of “our” greenhouse at the new home.
Gorgeous, right! Well, the new owner is not only a great gardener, he also is a professional photographer. You can see more at our-geodesic-dome-greenhouse.
The new owners put some old milk jugs right next to the plants in the spring to pick up heat during the day and are thinking of painting them black next spring, to absorb more heat. They also ran a garden hose from the water pump around the outside of the greenhouse, right next to the plants. The hose was much warmer than the air at night.
The exhaust fan at the top has made a big difference in cooling during the day. It doesn’t come on until around 10 AM and turns off at 6 PM. With the fan, the greenhouse is usually only a couple degrees warmer than outside on a hot day.
They’ll have to try and figure out the radiator thing, as the nights are going to get pretty cool.
Here is a time lapse video of the Geodesic Dome Greenhouse construction at the new home. Despite the four seasons seen in it, this was done over the course of an evening and a Saturday in mid-May.
If you want to build a Geodesic Dome too, we share a step by step How to build a GeoDome Greenhouse.
A Geodesic Greenhouse Book: Building and Using a Solar-Heated Geodesic Greenhouse.
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Shirley Wood says
Anna, the GeoDome is truly wonderful. I’d like to have one of those myself!
It sure is! And you would love it.
So glad your GeoDome went to a good home! 🙂 What beautiful pictures of a gorgeous garden!
Me too, especially because I miss having a Dome Greenhouse so much.
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
How neat is that! I’d love to have one of those…but there’s probably not much use for it in Florida!
You can cover it with netting against bugs ;).
Lovely. I do not think I would ever own one of these. No space unless I move far away from the city. I bet the new owners love it – and you miss it a lot!
Yes we do, but glad it is in good use.
That’s so cool! Our yard is too small to have one of those, but if we had room that would be on my hubby’s “to do” list. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday.
Sorry you had to sell your greenhouse. There are some great ideas like using the hose and the milk jugs. Thanks for linking up on Merry Monday!
Renee @ Renew Your Space says
It looks so pretty at night! I would love to one day have one – I loved the time lapse video – what a fun project…
I love the idea of a Geo Greenhouse , this will be unlike anybody elses Greenhouse in the neighborhood.
What kind of greenhouse are you using now?
We have a greenhouse-grow room at the back of our garage and are building a new geodesic dome grenhouse.
Love this idea! Kind of reminds me of the keyhole garden concept with attention to temperature with the geodome over it.
Do bees come inside to pollinate the plants? Any pest issues? Thanks.
Yes, bees and other insects can come in through the open windows and door.
Tony Knight says
Thanks for you inspiration, I have now completed by own dome from recycled wood. I’m a maths teacher which helps with the angles. ?. Just 82 GBP all done, for screws and polyurethane sheet.
Would love to send you a pic or video but I don’t think I can from here?
Many thanks again, you guys made me take step one.
We would love to see a picture of your dome. You can use Instagram by tagging us, or Facebook.