A cold frame or mini greenhouse?
Red - It goes by many names but I call it a poly tunnel. 5'L x 3'W x 30"H and will be used for four season harvest.
Wow - that looks the business! Well done. I look forward to seeing it in action.
That looks like it will stand up the the winter snows.
I need one just like it, except with an air conditioner!So Dan, did you make it yourself or did you order it? It looks like you could add to it pretty easily.http://theconservativegardener.blogspot.com/
Aw, man....I've been waiting for this one!EG
Vegetable Heaven - Thanks. I hope to finish it this weekend.Daphne - It should handle snow with ease. I am also going to add a center support once I complete it. It's needed as we get a foot or more of snow at once some times.Dennis - I am making it myself out of cedar 2x4 and 48" balusters.EG - The finished product is coming. Hopefully this weekend if the raised beds don't consume to much time.
ok, that looks awesome!!! Can I order one from you? :-)
Great job! That really looks nice. What size is it?
With snow load to deal with on a regular basis, I can see where a sturdy framework such as this would be a necessity. The few times we get snow (which is rare in our climate) it really does stress the PVC grow tunnel supports.
That's the great thing about the Internet... anytime you want to do something you can usually find someone who's already done it.And in this case, done it exceptionally well. That looks like a professional piece.Do you have some method for allowing easy access to the plants inside?
I think Sandy is right. You could start a little side business building poly tunnels and cold frames.
Sandy - Sure, shipping might be a killer though.Judy - Thanks, the poly tunnel is 5'Lx3'Wx30"H.KitsapFG - I was going to use PVC as it does stand up to snow. However, I am using velcro to attach the top piece of poly for access so it is easier to attach the velcro on square wood then round plastic. Hydroponica - I certainly do. I am going to permanently attach the poly to the ends and then the whole top piece will be installed with velcro so it can be easily rolled up for access and venting. Sally- Maybe I should. This poly tunnel was much easier to build then the cold frame.
Dan,This looks great! Being I'm a handyman by profession I always have questions on construction. The support boards joints are they nailed or screwed or better?
Randy Emmitt - The cedar 2x2's are cut at 22.5 degrees, glued with gorilla glue, clamped together, then pre-drill and fastened with a 3.5" deck screw. I will do a post when I am finished the poly tunnel showing all the bits & bobs so make sure to check back.