|If I could do it again....
|Have you ever finished a big project and
said; "It's great but...." or "I wish I had know...." well read these stories
about building new hobby greenhouses maybe you will get some ideas.
I would put water at both ends of the greenhouse; we didn't
think about it at the time of construction, but it would be an added
convenience, and would not have required all that much additional plumbing at
the time of construction. Also, in retrospect I would install all floruscent
lighting. At the time of construction my husband suggested it to the person in
charge (who was supposed to know more than we did about the project; now I
wonder.... ;-) Anyway we installed conventional greenhouse lighting, but since
have added one twelve foot floruscent tube over my potting bench. It makes so
much more light when I am there working/playing at night that I know ALL
floruscent lighting would have been a good thing. Of course we can change the
lights if ever we decide too.
Patsy in Tennessee
The plan says what??
season I built the greenhouse depicted in
The first thing I learned is that all
plans are flawed. These flaws are of three types;
- material availability,
- your budget (or spouse) says "no
I don't think the designers of
these plans do it on purpose, but materials, their availability, and quality
vary from place to place. You are going to have to "fudge" along the way, and
find creative solutions to the materials problems posed by any plan. There also
will be things that you just don't want to pay full price on, and will
substitute cheaper materials. With some forethought this can be done, and
although not optimal, will work just as well. This will cut down the number of
times your spouse says "You paid how MUCH, for WHAT?".
Read how Tom found creative solutions during the building
of his greenhouse.
I am really enjoying my hobby greenhouse. Happy
gardening, Tom -- Ontario, Canada
Interested in more stories check out
these websites dedicated to hobby greenhouses About Greenhouses.com: Greenhouse
Building a Hobby Greenhouse