Good morning…… or afternoon!
Isn’t this a beautiful spring day? Or is it rainy for you ? For me, anything is better than the ice and snow. Our snow has melted (once again) so we will soon have a go at planting up some of my new plants.
I have put an old short video here to show some of my hypertufa planters ready and waiting to be planted when the weather stabilizes a bit. Most of the plants I use are perennials and hardy for outdoors, but if I am planting into a trough or planter, I like to choose a time when it will have a week of temperatures which are not into the extremes. I want it to get its roots nestled into the pot and ready to withstand any stress.
My greenhouse featured in this video has just been used now for three years during spring. I have it secured to 6×4 posts to keep it weighed down in the event of high winds. It has been great for me for approximately $24 per year so far. So we shall see what more it will withstand. Perhaps the plastic will make a wonderful parachute or umbrella and I will go flying like Mary Poppins!
I have my greenhouse framework secured down to heavy 6 x 4 landscape timbers and I have used these type tube or pipe brackets. Everything assembles easily and my husband secures all those brackets to the timbers with a drill quickly. When the season is over, we take it down and prop the timbers in my garden shed with the bag of brackets and screws secured with it. Ready for next year!
It does heat up during the sunny days, but I put the door opened for ventilation. It get direct sun only during 11am to about 2pm, but it can get really hot. Someday, I hope to have a REAL greenhouse. Meanwhile, I will use my “Three Little Pigs” house of vinyl/plastic!
What do you think about this type of greenhouse? Any advice for converting to a sauna? Wow, can it get hot in the sunshine!
Hi, I am Kim and thank you so much for visiting my magazine! I am a gardener and a hypertufa maker. If you came here to learn about hypertufa, I have a lot of information. But I also write about flower gardening and using succulents which are great drought-tolerant plants.