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    Greenhouse

    So, We bought on of those green house kits from Costco http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...37*&lang=en-US

    Got tired of getting burned by the short growing season here, and figured this might help out.

    So this is the build log of putting it up.

    Step 1 - Making the foundation.

    I decided to do a pressure treated timber foundation. I figured this would be the easiest way of getting a flat bottom, and making sure it was firmly attached to the ground. I read a few reviews of people that just put it up and pounded the stakes into the ground expecting it to hold. the CoC prevents me from stating what I think about their level of expertise.

    Anyhow, I figured, Let's dig some big holes, use some sonotubes to hold the concrete, and use timbers on top of the concrete to hold the greenhouse.

    So today I got started, and heres, the video...

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    so OK whens the maters gonna be ripe.... Brent one thing you might consider is square foot gardening, I started this several years ago and found it a great way to rase what you need without over growing and it makes the best use of a small space. it's called square foot gardening.
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    Dang, you're fast!
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    you should move the greenhouse a few feet over to the right so you dont disturb your neighbors.
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    I love my new shovel....
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    I've actually heard it's possible to have tomatoes all year round, but we'll have to see about that...
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    Brent looks real good. Bob sure is paying his way. You popped those holes real fast.

    So now you got concrete to do.

    Rabbits gonna loose out this growing season

    Looking forward to seeing the rest. Best of luck.

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    Very cool. Were the dogs helping , or just supervising?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Very cool. Were the dogs helping , or just supervising?
    Definitely 'supervising'. Logan was trying to help when I was actually shoveling, but his way of helping was to bite the shovel as I was moving the dirt into the hole... A couple of shovel fulls on his head took care of that
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    I think Brent is leaving me for a man...Bob is his name
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