Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Build Your Own Green House


I decided that for a summer project, I would build a green house. I am not proficient in building skills so I bought a kit that came in a box. I hate puzzles but that is what this was. A large Chinese puzzle in a box. The directions were vague to say the least. Maybe something was lost in translation. The kit is for a 10'x12' greenhouse. It was suggested that I build a base to set the frame on. I chose pressure treated 4''x4'' posts and used 18'' re bar to stake it down. For a floor I used 12'' concrete pavers. The kit I bought was from Harbor Freight in Arcata. It was on sale for about 600-dollars. I couldn't build one this size for that price on my own so I feel I got a pretty good deal. I am pretty happy with the final results. Now I just have to figure out what will grow the best with the least amount of light or heat. Living near Trinidad we have a lot of trees on our property and the greenhouse doesn't get as much sun as I would like. I am looking to grow food not medicine so any suggestions should be along those lines. Any suggestions would be helpful.

2 comments:

Fred said...

Tomatoes grow well in greenhouses.

Tom Sebourn said...

I was thinking of growing tomatoes in hainging pots.