This past weekend we finally assembled the 4’x8′ GrowCamp greenhouse that we bought form Costco online about a year ago. We’re hoping to grow an assortment of tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and other veggies in an environment that’s safe from deer and other predatory critters.
The unit seems fairly well thought out and designed to weather well. It’s mostly heavy plastic and takes about 2-3 hours for a couple of adults to assemble. The hardest part is the base. Once that’s firmed up, the upper parts are quite a bit easier.
The harder part is hauling the roughly 46 cubic feed of dirt required to fill the 20 inch high base. Thankfully, Kathleen attacked that problem and was able to move the bags into place far faster than either of us expected. With that out of the way, it was a matter of loading all the dirt into the greenhouse, mixing in a bit of fertilizer, planting, and wiring in the drip irrigation system.
All in all, it took about one and a half days over the weekend. That includes some time shopping for dirt, plants, and irrigation bits.
There are a few more pictures in my Greenhouse Construction album on Flickr.
Now we get to decide what (if anything) to do about remote monitoring for temperature and humidity. You know, so we can be really geeky gardeners. 🙂