I just bought a greenhouse!

*dies of excitement*

Anyone who helps build gets fresh greens in April!

(p.s. – if you want one, this vendor has 9 more available, including two auto vent openers. Make him an offer…I got mine for $200 off the asking price!)



  1. TeacherPatti said,

    October 7, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    I’ll help you build! Have a greenhouse building party 🙂

    Congrats on the purchase 🙂

  2. kate said,

    October 7, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    woo! does this mean year-round peas? 😉

  3. Emily said,

    October 7, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Patti- There may well be such a thing!

    Kate – actually…yes. 🙂

  4. shayne said,

    October 9, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    I can only dream of haveing such things on my little lot of little sun.

  5. shayne said,

    October 9, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    PS when do you plan on building this?

  6. Jen in MI said,

    October 9, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    Congrats, Emily! Very exciting!!!

  7. onestraw said,

    October 12, 2008 at 10:06 am

    Outstanding! If we get a fool proof gasifier set-up going I’ll shoot you the plans so you can raise tilapia!

    Congrats! How big is it?

  8. Emily said,

    October 12, 2008 at 8:14 pm


    It’s 8’x12′ right now, and can be extended in 4′ increments. I have a 12’x100′ swathe in the back that I’m slowly improving; I think what I’ll do is place the greenhouse on it and move it down the row every year or two. I’ve definitely thought about an integrated water/plant house, but I want to get the basics down first!

  9. onestraw said,

    October 13, 2008 at 7:22 am

    That should be fantastic! If you decide to do a bench I was amazed at how well 3x3x3 vermiculture bins fit under the benches at Greenhouse operations at Growing Power. The heat from the greenhouse keeps the worms happy year round, it adds alot of thermal mass, and you are making a yard of fertilizer every 4 months or so.
    Because you never turn a worm bin, being under a bench/table is no problem.


  10. Emily said,

    October 13, 2008 at 8:55 am

    My plan at this point is to garden mostly in the earth, with some hanging planters for lettuce and other salad greens. (These will probably be made from 4″ PVC pipe.) As soon as I get it built (and man, I hope it arrives in time for my one free weekend this month…), I’ll put a few yards of horse manure in there to compost over the winter. I figure that will also keep the temp up a bit, so I’ll try growing some of the container greens at the same time. Then I’ll plant out my kale and such in early spring (Feb.? March?) Over the summer, I’ll do sweet potatoes, a tomato plant or two, and maybe something else that loves heat.

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