Monday, March 21, 2016

Our new greenhouse!


A greenhouse or potting shed has been on my to do list for at least a decade. And this year, it finally got done! However, Mike and I didn't do this ourselves.


Sarah, our new garden partner, and her brother Pat, did the framing, then they had some help from our current intern Stefanie with putting it all together.


Finally, Mike did help with putting on the front and back, as well as the door and windows, which were some of the more challenging aspects. Cutting corrugated plastic at an angle is tricky business.



We still need to put shelving inside, but otherwise it's done.


Sarah will be starting seedlings next week, so the greenhouse will be put to work very soon!

If you'd like to build your own greenhouse like this, here is the plan we used, although we put plywood and siding on the bottom, rather than metal. We had some left-over siding from when we built our house, so we wanted to use that. We were also happy to be able to repurpose the door.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Looks great! Such a thing would never get on my husband's to-do list, so I won't even hope.

Anonymous said...

it looks fabulous - well-constructed and huge, as these things go, with very functional construction - congratulations. best part is you had help and a collection of skills. you should get endless fun/use out of it. --suz in ohio

Sarcasta-Mom said...

So jealous!

Kev Alviti said...

Love this, looks really good - I've seen so many homemade ones that don't!

Heidi Nawrocki said...

Thanks for sharing the link to the plans! It looks great!

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