Greenhouse – 1 year later – in Place!

The story of the Greenhouse!

On Thursday, May 14, 2020 (almost exactly one year), Rich built the frame of the greenhouse using cement piers and redwood 2x4s.  Originally, I thought of raising it up at least 3′ for planting beds on the inside, but now I want to add shelves for starting veggies.

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Around 2pm, Ian and Erick who were over building a cement pad for a new space in the yard, helped move the greenhouse in place. Rich backed up the trailer, we pushed it back to hillside, and then carried it up to its new home.  It fit perfect and looks great!

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Next, I’m going lay weed cloth and attach wire on the inside to keep out rats.  I’m going to sheet mulch the walkway around the greenhouse using cardboard and wood chips.   I also plan to put wood chips on the inside.

Rich recommends using ground anchors and wire to secure the greenhouse so it won’t “fly” off the base in a wind storm.  The bottom metal frame of the greenhouse is screwed into the redwood, but the pier blocks are not cemented in place.  This is just a precaution, and I agree.  But, now, it’s just little projects.  Eventually, I’ll order the metal shelves for the greenhouse from the manufacturer.  Slowly but surely!


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2.5 acre permaculture with heritage orchard, organic gardens, redwood forest, and riparian corridor along Love Creek at the base of Ben Lomond mountain, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County.
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