I have a 3 acre property with a large spread out garden. I am a keen vegie gardener and have an awesome glasshouse. I purchased a Winter Gardenz 6 x 10 standard height glasshouse with toughened glass. My builder poured a concrete nib and bolted the glasshouse to it due to the winds here in Palmerston North. I made a shade cloth for it and drap it over the roof in summer. I also made a screen door to keep the chooks out if I leave the main door open during summer. It all works well.
Hi Winter Gardenz...
I've attached some photos of the greenhouse (including 'before' and 'after' shots; unfortunately the tomatoes in the after shot are only about two thirds of the size they were a couple of weeks ago!)
When I looked at all the bits in the packages I thought there was no way I could put it together by myself. However, the instructions were easy to follow and all the pieces were manageable by one person. As long as the initial platform is level everything fits together beautifully. And, for people like me, there's enough tolerance in the design for it to fit together even if the original platform isn't perfectly level.
By having one side for growing (in my case peas and then tomatoes, chilies, capsicum and cucumbers) and the other fitted with two shelves for supporting the containers for growing from seed and cuttings, the greenhouse became both a working and growing area ... and a haven of peace and quiet. Actually, this year I planted both sides with tomatoes as an experiment, but was almost driven out of the greenhouse by the rampant growth and only managed to claim a small section near the door to work on the seeds and cuttings. I'll not do that next year.
I'm very please with the strength of the greenhouse too. We get a lot of strong winds in Otago and the only damage done was to the skylight windows because I forgot to close them (and the door) and the aluminium fittings buckled as the wind raced through the structure. The greenhouse of our neighbour (not Winter Gardenz) had its door blown off in the same storm.
All the best
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