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So, in line with the recent developments, we decided to start a veggie garden in the back yard. Fast forward two weeks and the plants took beautifully; we were very excited up until one morning we discovered that the local fauna is excited too and are treating our garden like an all-you-can-eat buffet. It was time to devise a [somewhat] solution.

Main criteria for the year-round greenhouse were: 1) no direct contact with the ground, 2) bad weather resilience (we do have hurricanes, occasional floods and, of course, hail and snow) and 3) autonomy.

Since our township does not require permits for floating decks, I dug out and cemented the first post and layed everything out:




From here on it was pretty straightforward:



The kid rolled up and tried to supervise:



But soon realized that I’m ignoring her suggestions and promptly fell asleep:



The beds were lined up with 6mil plastic, drilled and grommeted for drainage, then some garden fabric on top:





When the frame was finished, we started transferring the plants into new beds:





Then up went the hoops and the steps:



And finally, the mesh:




I’ll put the plastic on in a couple months. Until then, there’s a conduit and a pipe to run and a door to install. The frame is built with redundancies for vertical expansion. Total sq footage is just shy of 100 (8x12).


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Nicely done. That seems kind of shady for growing vegetables? What will you cover it with?
Thank you. It actually not as shady as it looks in the pictures, but helps with preventing the plants from getting sunburnt. Peppers in particular, I have 5 of them so far and they look pretty sad when the sun fries them but always perky in the morning. Plus the south-eastern exposure, the sun hits the greenhouse the hardest between 12:30 and 16:00. I will wrap it with this: https://www.amazon.com/Farm-Plastic...qid=1660531595&sprefix=Greenho,aps,115&sr=8-5

Double layer, air insulation (an R-7 equivalent) with an in-line blower fan. Will keep the plants nice and warm throughout the winter.


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