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Drafty greenhouse or solid structure with grow lights?

I bought a 20x10 greenhouse last year, but didn't realize how much it would cost to heat it over the winter! My electric bill was at $500... double the previous year :-O

I have this 240V heater:

I was recently told that the greenhouse is ugly and messes up my whole visual appeal, too. So now I'm thinking.

I have access to two 20' shipping containers, I could literally just have them for free. Which leads me to the possibility of putting them back in the woods, then installing grow lights and using them instead of the drafty greenhouse.

Maybe even burying them, bunker style.

Would using grow lights be just as effective as a traditional greenhouse?

If so, do you think that the money saved on using less of the heater would offset the cost of running the grow lights?

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