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Old March 26, 2012   #1
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Default Greenhouse is done!

We finally finished moving the greenhouse to its permanent home! I bought a little snap & grow greenhouse about 1.5 years ago and have been meaning to move it ever since!

We poured a foundation.
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Built the walls & wall capper & backfilled with a yard of gravel.
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Then we attached the greenhouse to the top of the wall!
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The walls are made from old weathered concrete block that we found free on Kijiji! It is far too tall for me to reach the top window, so I will have to build a little ladder now! There is electricity & water ready to hook up - as soon as I dig the trench across our lawn! We also want to put a few extra supports inside & need to lengthen the front door. By midweek it will be completely ready for planting!!! I am ridiculously excited & can't wait to get home to just sit in it!

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Old March 26, 2012   #2
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Congrats. I am sure you will enjoy that tremendously.
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Old March 26, 2012   #3
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nicky,

Very professional design and construction!

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Old March 26, 2012   #4
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Well done! I know you will appreciate the extra height from your cement block walls. I am jealous.
Nice open garden spot, too! Please post some more garden and greenhouse pictures when you've got things up and growing.
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Old March 26, 2012   #5
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Looking fabulous Nicky! Can't wait to see it in person. Hint, hint. LOL

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Old March 26, 2012   #6
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Thanks for comments everyone.... this has been SUCH a long day at work.... waiting to go home & play in the greenhouse!

I will definately post a few pics when its all full. Last year I had about a dozen tomato plants growing - one out of the roof vent! This year they will have about 4 extra feet to climb!
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Oh - posted at the same time Zana! Come on over & we can sit inside the greenhouse & have a bevvie! I think everyone will know where to find me for the next while!

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I am green with envy - all puns intended, Nicky. I dream of having a real greenhouse. Bought a plastic covered 3 tier one today for $30....but will have to keep it inside for now. Minus temps predicted for tonight.

Will be glad to sit and sample a bevvie and enjoy the greenhouse. BTW....the more I look at it, the more I like your concrete block lower walls. Great idea....heat retaining as well as adding height.

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Old March 26, 2012   #9
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Will be glad to sit and sample a bevvie and enjoy the greenhouse.
You are welcome anytime! Let me know if you have a spare time any evening & we can get together.

It seemed very warm in the greenhouse last night. I couldn't reach high enough to close the roof vent & the bottom half of the door is missing - it was freezing outside & still it managed to hold quite a bit of heat. I think that the stone walls & the fact that it is sunk down a bit into the ground really helped. After dark, I lit a few candles inside of the greenhouse, so that we could admire it from afar while soaking our aching bones in the hot tub! When I went to blow them out it was still 20C and the outside temperature was 3C!

Not a bad life

Now on to the other 87 backyard projects
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Old March 26, 2012   #10
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That is a very nice looking greenhouse. I'm sure it will provide many hours of enjoyment from Spring time through the Fall.
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Old March 26, 2012   #11
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Happy for you, Nicky- it looks great!
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Nice greenhouse! You will love gardening undercover.

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Looks great nice masonry work.

Don't let Zana drink all of your single malt.

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Looks great nice masonry work.

Don't let Zana drink all of your single malt.

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Now Worth.....y'all are presuming I wouldn't bring any with me. And I could bring the makings of virgin margaritas.....and let Nicky decide if she wants to up the kick in hers. LOL Because seeing as it's at least a 20-30 minute drive to Nicky's place from mine, drinking alcohol and driving is out of the question for me. It's an either / or....I don't do both.

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Easy solution - Spare room for single malt nights!

Margaritas (virgin or not) sound good to me! They smell like summer!

I make a mean Mango Daquiri (with or without the rum).
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