Monday, May 04, 2009

Dry(er)house

Slowly, we're getting it braced and the panels in place. Others have suggested closing the ends of the panels with aluminum foil tape to keep out the dust, bugs and mold. It has been a tedious task that may or may not work. Only time will tell.

As we didn't remove the grass before we placed the frame, I've laid down a grass barrier and placed coffee bags over it to keep it in place. By the time I'm ready to work on the floor, the grass should be considerably discouraged.

9 comments:

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

It's looking great! I bet you're excited, I'd love to have a greenhouse.

Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait to see it up and running. Love your blog. I've been following for a few years now. You do a great job.

Ernie Sue in Utah

Anonymous said...

yes you must tape it if it is poly carbonate. We have a similar greenhouse bugs and weeds grow in it. We were advised we didn't need to do it but we wish we had. Enjoy your greenhouse.

Matron said...

I just take my greenhouse for granted nowadays but when I think of how difficult it would be without one I appreciate it. You will be able to start your gardening year that much earlier now!

Petunia's Gardener said...

Thanks for the input and comments. Yes, poly carbonate. I'm getting excited to try it out, but it was too cold tonight to do anything on it.

Karen said...

Wow, so cool to see it take shape. And of course your beautiful coffee bags are coming in handy as always! I finally used mine, I'll have to post pics eventually. Top secret project! :) No not really, just lazy about blogging it.

Petunia's Gardener said...

We did venture out in the rain tonight. The gutters work! We couldn't get motivated to do more panel taping, though. I think we can finish that this weekend.

MHf said...

Woo hoo!! Looking good. So glad you guys could use it and had a place for it. Seems hubby was pretty busy while you were gone! :)
Paula

Anonymous said...

I have a polycarbonate green house. It's 13 years old...love it I keep telling my husband how much money he is saving without be buying flats of flowers at $12.95 each. There are plastic strips that slip on the end of the panels. Ex. our roof the whole length has one plastic strip that attaches to all the panels. It just slides on. Takes seconds. We were told we didn't need anything on the bottom because it would be buried in the ground but I wish we had used the aluminum foil or plastic strip because that is where all the bugs and weeds grow up into each channel of the polycarbonate.

Enjoy your greenhouse