The yard preparation for the new greenhouse is here.
We had been putting off the actual assembly of the greenhouse kit until the rainy and cold Maryland weather improved a bit but on January 2 my sister texted us a photo of her tomatoes which were already starting to blush. That’s a challenge.
We opened the long box and took inventory by matching the pieces against the list in the instructions. Everything seemed to be there. We stacked it in the conservatory.
As we were thinking about my sister’s tomato photo we decided to build just the base inside the house since it was cold and rainy outside.
When the rain let up a little I texted the Cottage tenant and asked if she wanted to help us start to put the greenhouse together. (She used to put together all the displays for Toys-R-Us including swing sets.) She put on her sweats and mud boots and joined Charlie outside while I pulled the parts and hardware according to the 52-page directions.
They laid the base on a flat area in the yard and inserted the uprights.
Following the directions I continued to hand them the next pieces and they installed them.
The last items before the rain started to pour and night fell was to insert the polycarbonate panels which stabilized the framework.
Then we all sat in the conservatory and had cups of coffee. We were finished through page 24 in the directions. Not even halfway finished so we jumped ahead and assembled the door.
That put us over the edge so we quit there the first day of construction.
We were delighted with ourselves and the partially-built greenhouse.
Did you get a present that came unassembled?