Getting the Greenhouse Installation Started

I gave Charlie a greenhouse for Christmas.

The greenhouse arrived in 2 boxes.
The greenhouse arrived in 2 boxes.

Actually I gave him a greenhouse kit.

A view of the garden from the house.
A view of the garden from the house.

The first order of business was to decide where exactly the greenhouse would be positioned in the yard.

1 through 16 numbered right to left front to back (entrance on the left in this photo)
We used to number the squares 1 through 16 numbered right to left front to back (entrance on the left in this photo).  Number 16 above is now #13 which is where the greenhouse will go.

We conferred and decided it should go in square #13 of our raised bed vegetable garden which has 16 total squares. One square is 4 feet by 4 feet and the greenhouse is 6 feet by 6 feet so it will take up approximately one square and the surrounding 2-foot paths.

The framing for the square at the top of the picture has been removed and leveling begun.
The framing for the square at the top of the picture has been removed and leveling begun.

Next Charlie leveled the ground by digging out the high side.

The temporary perimeter is approximately 7 feet by 7 feet.
The temporary perimeter is approximately 7 feet by 7 feet.

We did some research on possible foundations: dirt, lumber, cement.  We chose lumber.  After checking local prices and availability I ordered 4 redwood posts from Home Depot which will be delivered in about a week along with some landscaping cloth to control weeds inside the greenhouse.

We're waiting for the foundation lumber to be delivered.
We’re waiting for the foundation lumber to be delivered.

At this point the greenhouse itself is still boxed up in the house.

Are you already planning your garden?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

2 thoughts on “Getting the Greenhouse Installation Started”

  1. I don’t do vegetables and I keep telling myself no more flower / shrub beds, but yes, I’ve been thinking about where to plant some volunteers that need to be moved. Hopefully I’ll just tweak what’s already there. We’ve been very balmy but that’s about to change.

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