03 October 2011

Building a greenhouse

It started with a drawing on our chalkboard counter top...
 And now an actual structure has been going up in the back yard.
I now have a greenhouse! It is small (8' x 16') but big enough to have a lot of fun, and surprisingly inexpensive. This year, at least, I'm going to leave it unheated, so I won't be able to grow in it quite year-round, but it will seriously extend my growing season, and let me overwinter almost-hardy plants. SO much fun!

10 comments:

College Gardener said...

Congratulations... :)

Green Zebra Market Garden said...

So jealous! You're going to host a giveaway for a free one of these right? Right?

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Sharp! Wish I had the room for one. And to design your own? Awesome. You'll get lots of use out of it. In round numbers or a range, can you share how much it did cost? Not trying to be nosy, just curious.

Randy Emmitt said...

Looks like fun, and lots to eat during the colder months. We use 1/2 inch pvc pipe and make simple hoops over our beds.

Greensparrow said...

Um... yeah, Green Zebra. Keep dreaming. :)

Jim, from start to finish, including the materials for the benches inside and such, just under $900.

danger garden said...

Fun indeed! Perfect for keeping those agave dry...that IS what you're using it for right?

Jim/ArtofGardening said...

As much as I think your greenhouse is the nicest ever built, this is my new favorite:

http://www.dezeen.com/2011/09/22/lego-greenhouse-by-sebastian-bergne-3/

Greensparrow said...

Jim, that is AMAZING... I'm so stealing that link.

Riz Reyes said...

Sweet! Once again, you beat me to it! Hahahah.

Must see pics when it's BULGING with plants!!

meemsnyc said...

Oooh, Love this idea! Do you have photos of the inside with the plants?