My husband finished our greenhouse yesterday. I thought I’d post a picture so that my description would make more sense. The whole project cost about $160. The bulk of that was four double-paned glass doors that he found at the Habitat for Humanity thrift store. Other than the doors, he used scrap wood that he found in the cull bin at Home Depot, screws that we had left over from another project, primer and paint left over from the last time we painted our old fence, insulation, caulk, and metal angle brackets. I’m really proud of him – I think he did a fantastic job, and the greenhouse will allow us to extend our growing season considerably. The doors that you can see in the picture are fixed at the bottom and swing open to allow access to the plants inside. (There are two more matching doors on the other side, facing the fence) There are stepping stones inside and we can just walk right in to harvest our crops.
The greenhouse is on the south side of our house, and although it gets very cold here, we get a lot of sun all year round. We’ve planted some cold-hardy greens, and we’re letting our existing swiss chard keep growing in the greenhouse – we’ll see how long it goes. We’re excited for our winter gardening. Between our hydroponic garden and the outdoor greenhouse we should have a pretty good amount of homegrown produce.