DIY Greenhouse

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« on: February 21, 2007, 11:03 »
http://www.thefarm.org/charities/i4at/surv/green.htm

Any views on this?
Would it work over here?
Do you think I can convince hubby to make it? He is good with his hands :wink:
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 12:18 »
Should work fine it's basically a polytunnel and you see loads of those around Looks easy enough to build if you know what you are doing .  My advice go for it
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 13:03 »
Ditto easy peazy looks like fun.
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 17:15 »
I saw very detailed instructions how to do this type of thing on a website somewhere - they used scaffold poles buried and then plastic water pipe stuck in them for the hoops. Then boards along the bottom so you don't spear the plastic with your fork.
I'll see if I can find the link.
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 18:43 »
Thats great!

Here's one from the internet that uses bar instead of the tube idea. same horse differnet jockey :D

http://www.laspilitas.com/garden/howto/greenhouse.html

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 22:01 »
This is the best link I've found....

http://www.overthegardengate.net/UserPages/pp_view.asp?FName=Polytunnel&Page=1

Looks easy...cheap as chips...I've not managed tou source all the materials yet...but, it's the design for me. :D
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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 22:11 »
one chap on our site had a ex tesco trolley shellter and put a poly sheet over and it worked OK.
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and an objective.

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 22:13 »
ive seen a bus shelter
feed the soil not the plants
organicish
you learn gardening by making mistakes

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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2007, 11:46 »
Quote from: "shaun"
ive seen a bus shelter


did they get it formt he local ASBO's after a Saturday night on a park bench drinking white lighting  :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2007, 08:12 »
no honest mate it was on a site in st helens,we were workin on there and this bloke had one,it was one of those rectangle ones with a opening at each end,he said they were scrapping them to replace with these new open shelter types so he got these lads to drop him one off.

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2007, 15:54 »
When we lived in Essex, there was a Tesco trolley shelter in Colchester auctions once, at the time I was growing stuff, so never thought about it as a polytunnel or greenhouse!!!!

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2007, 14:13 »
We once covered an old greenhouse frame with poly, bolted the frame down to huge railway sleepers, but it still took off in a high wind and smashed into my car  :shock: !!  Insurance people wouldn't look at it - they said if it was someone elses car or someone elses greenhouse no probs, but coz we owned both, tough!

Moral of story - make sure it's anchored down well!  Other than that, it sounds ideal! :)

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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2007, 22:12 »
You're right there



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