Monday, November 1, 2010

The Temporary Greenhouse

It's done. Finally. No more worries.

Since this is very temporary (November through March - maybe April) I use heavy duty tape to secure the panels.

The helper with his eye on me the entire time. My sweetie has camera duty.

"Hey, are you done? Are you leaving me in here?"

Oh, no. I'm not done. It rains here.

Must reinforce the roof to keep it from sagging and filling in with water. In years past I had done this before fastening the roof plastic.

Improvising with the shade cloth from the old house's back patio. I underline the roof plastic and pull the rope as tight as possible. This should keep the roof from sagging. I think this will keep it a whole lot cooler on those days that reach into the 80's during our winters.

I also believe this will make my roof a little more durable to any antics from Mr. Squirrel.

The roses will sit out this winter. They will be fine, although they look a little lonely now that all the other plants have been moved inside.

Rain due tonight. Highs tomorrow will only be in the 50's. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Hopefully I will not be out there rebuilding the whole thing tomorrow afternoon.


lifeshighway said...

I am awed by your commitment. This is why I am not a gardener, only a gardener groupie.

Anonymous said...

Nice job, your plants will thank you for it. Looks like a good location too, less wind.

creekside rummager said...

Thanks for sharing your g/h. A friend of mine did a similar g/h and grew wonderful winter vegies in it. You have a beautiful 4 legged faithful friend.

Tufa Girl said...

The greenhouse is holding - rain and wind. Happy dance.

Yes, "the poo" as I fondly call him, is a faithful helper. A little too close many days, especially when I am up and down on the ladder and he is right there at my feet.

Thanks for stopping by ladies.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

We'll be reinforcing the green house from last year. I like your idea for the roof - we had saggage last winter and need to reinforce it somehow. Still not quite as cold here in Austin as your last front but I know it's coming...brrr...I'm such a wimp!