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Grounded Greenhouse

November 4, 2011

Crisis averted.

The wind died down and the structure came through just fine:

Tomorrow morning I’ll dig through the inventory at a couple of local construction salvage businesses to find a suitable door and window.   Suitable means less than $30 total, mostly glass  and mostly smallish.  The window will be easy, I just need a framed piece of glass, half of a normal window.   I’ll decide whether to locate the door on the front or back of the structure once I see how ugly it is.

Ok, I’ll admit it, after Mrs cohutt sees how ugly it is.

In the meantime, check out the early leader among the broccoli plants this year;  it looks like we’ll enjoy the first harvest of the fall next week.

The second crop of joy choi is coming along fine and spicy micro greens are becoming not so micro and their flavor is intensifying, although the cooler weather has helped keep bitterness at bay.  (They are flopped a bit after a quick watering).

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2011 9:18 pm

    Sure glad that your tunnel survived the winds. That would have really sucked. Hopefully you can come up with an acceptable door and window set up.

    • November 5, 2011 9:41 pm

      I did some framing this afternoon and will post some about it tomorrow

  2. November 5, 2011 9:36 pm

    We live in south Georgia – Thankfully, my little greenhouse-in-the-making survived last weekend’s gusty winds. I’m experimenting w/ the design, much of it inspired by your site. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • November 6, 2011 8:38 pm


      One thing I’ve learned in my garden ventures so far is that you never know how well something will work for you until you try. You’ll learn that some of the conventional stuff doesn’t work for you BUT some unconventional stuff does.

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