|Project by Pcbart||posted 02-27-2017 01:53 AM||1058 views||8 times favorited||7 comments|
this past summer I built a hobby greenhouse based off a plan listed in Mother Earth News, a magazine we subscribe to that covers a lot of gardening and homesteading ideas. We do a lot of gardening in raised beds and wanted a way to extend our growing season through the fall and winter. I modified the basic plan to make it larger (8×12 instead of 8×10) and changed the glazing to double wall polycarbonate to help with maintaining temperature and added metal roofing for longevity. This winter we were able to reap the benefits of fresh Broccoli,Swiss chard, lettuce and a safe place to store our Meyers lemon tree out of the cold. I am installing a thermostatically controlled solar attic vent this weekend to help control the temperature as we head into spring and summer. We learned a lot this year and plan to,start all of our seedlings in preparation for spring planting.