Welcome to Wednesday Market Day! It’s the day for updates on gardening endeavors and boy do I have a good one. My greenhouse is finally up and growing! The Guy Who Does Hard Labor and his apprentices worked hard all last week and I moved in on Saturday. I took pictures of the whole process, but I seem to have lost my memory card. I think I have the very beginning(before I lost memory card) and the moving in (only because I borrowed my daughter’s memory card).
Middle son cutting and chiseling 4×6 for base of greenhouse. I had pictures of my other son doing the same thing, but I didn’t have the card in my camera, so I actually didn’t have pictures. Sorry, Mike!
Here’s the Guy Who Does Hard Labor and Mike measuring and leveling the ground for the base.
Of course, my loyal canine companion is keeping an eye on them for me, making sure they don’t slack off.
Here are a few shots of the finished product:
It’s 10×12 feet, aluminum frame with plastic panels (I don’t know specifically what kind), has 4 roof vents and two sliding doors on the front. One panel on each side is bowed a little, but he’s going to trim those down and fix that.
Before and after I laid down landscape fabric. It would be really difficult to mow in there!
Below is a view of the shelf that is in there for now to hold trays of seedlings. It is the shelf that I took out of my multi-purpose room and replaced with the Cubeicals from Target. You can find that in yesterday’s post to Paper Cuts. They both work much better in their current locations.
Now, here’s a picture of my potting bench. It’s been in a different shed with misc. junk piled on top of it and underneath it for several years. I am rescuing it and putting it to better use inside my greenhouse. Here I had just washed it off with the hose and was letting it dry in the sun. It doesn’t look like much, but my grandpa made it for one of the boys as workbench. It was not his best work, but I didn’t realize how much effort it took him to make it. He was about 80 years old and had a form of leukemia at the time. I treasure it and will use it until it falls apart and can’t be put back together.
It’s just 2x4s and plywood, but I’m going to sand it and paint it and make it really cute. My grandpa grew up during the depression and hated to waste anything so who knows where the wood was from that he used. He would be proud of me for saving it and using it. We call it repurposing nowadays. I can use the fixing up as a whole post in itself. That will probably come this summer.
So there you have it, from the frame to the finished product and with a few things inside. I can’t believe I have a greenhouse! Thank you Harbor Freight Tools for having it on sale for an unbelievable price! and thank you especially to all my guys, especially the big guy, who literally worked in the cold and the rain and until his fingers bled to get it done for me. I love you.
I am sow happy! Till next time,
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