diy shelf style greenhouse question


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I am building a shelf style greenhouse and I am wondering what kind of plastic I should use for the outside. I have access to many kinds as far as thickness and color. My question is what color is best clearish, opaque or white?
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum, @brad! Great to have you here :)

What are you looking to grow in the greenhouse? I would have thought clearish would be your best choice, but it depends how much light you're going to need.
 
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Vegetables, fruits and herbs mostly. I've tried the store bought seed planter greenhouse kit things and some things I have good success with but most things I dont. My tomatoes and peppers get an inch or 2 high and then die. Maybe it's something I'm doing wrong I'm not sure. But the purpose of this project is because I don't have anywhere inside my house to really get a good light source and I think that may be part of the problem, so this will move my operation outside with hopefully better success.
 
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You might want to check out greenhouse plastic specs to compare to what you can access. I bought some from ACF greenhouse supply who are in the USA.

The greenhouse plastic sheets are not crystal clear.

Welcome to the forum. I'm a big time hobby greenhouse person and look forward to hearing about your project! Oh, and as you go along pics would be wonderful, pretty please?
 

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