Monday, October 03, 2011

Attached Greenhouse

This weekend I began digging the foundation for an attached greenhouse. This will be a true greenhouse designed for plants. The original plan a few years ago turned into additional living space. We're raised flowers, tomatoes and peppers in this addition but it's not an ideal environment.

Last spring I discovered twin walled polycarbonate sheets listed on Craigslist. I purchased the panels and stored them with intentions of having the addition almost finished by the beginning of October. I'm behind schedule but I'll pour concrete next weekend and work to finish it by early December.

There are multiple benefits to this addition.
  • create an environment to start and raise vegetables and flowers
  • provide additional heat for the east end of the house
  • eliminate the need for an electrical heat tape short sections of existing water pipes
  • include solar hot water collectors
  • protect the solar oven from winter winds
  • reduce propane consumption
  • give the cats a safe environment not in the main part of the house
  • be an enjoyable environment on cold windy winter days

I've been looking forward to having a functioning greenhouse for a long time. Soon it will become a reality.


Blogger Alex Pendragon said...

Be sure to include pics!

10/03/2011 07:59:00 PM  

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