~Spring is elusive in the Midwest~
Hubby finished the greenhouse with a little help from a friend and took some photos for me to share. I still can't get out and about---and probably won't for a month. He moved our plants out there yesterday before the bad storms hit the Chicago area, again.
My last few posts have been on the disaster our ruined purchased greenhouse suffered, but we are resourceful and decided to take the metal frame and build around it with wood and corrugated clear panels.
Hubby found out that cutting the poly panels with a shears was easier than with saws. The hardest construction issue was drilling holes in the metal frame to bolt the wood too. Technically this entire structure is removable, piece by piece.
Today is in the low fifties, so the plants are quite happy inside their new home. I can't wait to use this in the Fall to prolong our growing season.
The windows open from the outside, except for the door and the sash frame in the back.
The metal on the bottom is to fight the snow we have in the winter...hubby designed his own flashing from some leftover roof flashing that he bent to fit the ledge over the ledge above the corrugated metal.
He used a screen storm door for the entrance. The long flip out windows are basement storm windows with screens on the inside.
once all the trim is painted brown..I hope to do some cute stuff on the outside and inside. I have lots of vintage goodies that will work.
Here you can see the backside. The space behind is actually a utility easement of 6 feet, Nothing permanent can be placed there.
The wood shelves are from our old greenhouse.
This building is 8x10 now and very high, more than enough room for us to plant.
We have a sink in here that will be hooked up by hose--and drain into the garden. We will put a moveable drain hose to direct the outflow where we want it to go.
Finally the garden is coming to life. These photos were taken on May 15--and we are so far behind again this year.
We had a couple of inches of rain yesterday---so the garden won't get tilled until it dries out-again.
I hope Hubby got all the equipment put away.
I will post a list of materials and midwest prices, once Hubby gets it done! PS the frame from the defunct company I can't put a price on, original greenhouse was over $450.00. I'm sure this will last a lot longer than a year now
Maybe something with a lemons theme for here...
SMILES...In our Lemonade Greenhouse.
HOW's YOUR SPRING LIST COMING???
Thank you for your cooperation,