Friday, February 20, 2009

My new greenhouse

Today, well, this week, I've totally been hooked on my new greenhouse. It's wonderful! Spacious (and yet small), warm and cozy for the plants.



Drop by Hooked on Houses and share what you're hooked on this week.

10 comments:

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Oh I had one and they work brilliantly. But be careful of strong winds and tie it onto something. I found mine halfway down the garden :(
But if it's not windy where you are, you'll get lots of lovely plants from it!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Well, that's a nice little greenhouse, isn't it? My husband has a green thumb and would love something like that. I'll have to show him. Thanks! :-)

Suzy said...

Love the little green house. Yes, it is about that time to get the starters going.......

Gigi said...

That's a great little greenhouse! Good luck with your plantings.

AliceAnderson said...

Hey Liz! Thanks for stopping by. I'm really enjoying the greenhouse so far. I must, it's taking up space in the kitchen. LOL But only for a few weeks I hope. I'll keep that in mind about tying it down when I move it out on the deck or patio.

AliceAnderson said...

Hi Julia, welcome back. Tell your hubby $34 at Lowes. I think it's very sturdy for being so lightweight and it definitely holds in the heat and humidity...which I'm learning how to regulate. I've now attached my grow lights. It's supposed to be easy to take apart for off season storage but I'm thinking I'll use it as a plant sick bay as well.

AliceAnderson said...

Yes, it's about that time Suzy. For once I'm on time with that. :) Thanks for stopping by.

AliceAnderson said...

Thanks Gigi. Come back soon. I'll have more pics, hopefully of seedlings. Am I the only one excited about seedlings?

Gayle said...

Wow! That is really cool!

Selina Dorsey said...

Abba Patio Walk In Greenhouse from Bizarkdeal

Arrives in a 62 pound box. Super easy to put together. It really needs two people to assemble in about half an hour, though I think one could pull it off with more time. Installing the cover was the most difficult part, getting all the seams lined up correctly. I added some ground anchors to keep the wind from taking it away.

Pros:
- Only tool needed to assemble was a #3 phillips screwdriver
- Can be easily disassembled and stored in the spring
- Metal support structure could support some hanging plants
- Cover plastic seems pretty durable
- Very roomy inside
- Plenty of venting for hot days
Cons:
- Challenging to get the cover correctly positioned, and if it's off the window velcro is difficult to get lined up to seal.