I had no idea how addicting it would be to watch something come to life! So, I planted more things and hung more lights! Pretty soon my house and office cottage looked like this:
Time to make a change and fulfill a desire I have had for a few years, time for a greenhouse!
Now, I had been planning for a long time to make one out of salvaged windows, but due to time and supply I knew that this was not going to be a reality for us anytime soon, so we chose to go with a kit greenhouse from Harbor freight . Our Friends, Ned and Lucille Davis have had this particular greenhouse for years and love it! I find that is the best research, to see one in living proof and hear the review from a trustworthy source. The best part is that the whole kit (with coupon) runs $589!
The box was not as big as we thought, and it loaded easy into our truck. Nathan was so excited about this kit because in his words it was a "like a giant lego kit!"!
We researched "harbor freight greenhouse modifications",because we wanted to avoid any problems that might come up. We found many blogs, and youtube videos that helped immensely.
We had a supply of salvaged railroad ties we found at the refuse station (fancy word for dump), we buried them for an anchored base frame.
We chose to add a wooden frame inside to help support the structure and incorporate our shelves.
Another benefit to this, is that I can have something to hang pots from too.
We chose to make the shelves out of rabbit wire, because it is inexpensive a durable in moisture. We also sealed the top of each panel with aluminum tape to insure moisture and bug control.
Here it is!