Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Redneck Greenhouse


As many of you know, I live in rural Missouri…just moved here this past year. Since I hail from the south and love plants, I thought I’d better get a greenhouse to try to preserve some of my flowers and to start seeds early. So I bought a kit. Sounds easy enough, right? Except I couldn’t figure out these little clippy things that were meant to attach the plastic windowpanes to the metal frame. So I used screws to fasten the pane to the frame. Well, I was a little short on screws (no, that’s not a euphemism on my intelligence although after this story you might think so), so I only put two screws per pane no matter how large the pane was. So things were breezing right along until last week when one of the panes took flight! I tracked it down but still didn’t have screws…so to re-attach it I used duct tape! We had a blow last night that had 70 mile an hour gusts…the panes are all there but boy do I feel like a redneck!

6 comments:

ladystorm said...

We need a picture of your redneck greenhouse...LOL :)

Caron Rider, Author said...

My dad would die! Absolutely have a fit if I put a pic on the web of it. ;) Get this, he so couldn't stand the duct tape that he said he would find me some "invisible" duct tape...clear packing tape. I'm in the process of changing it all out. I have to admit, with the clear packing tape, you can't even tell it's taped. But, hey, what ever works, right? :)

Richard Sera said...

Very useful content with excellent ideas. I really appreciate your post, thank you for sharing. Greenhouses are like a protective shedding for the plants that can be of any material such as plastic, metals or glass. The basic idea a greenhouse is based on is to control and use the heat or warmth of sunlight effectively and preventing it from transferring out of the greenhouse structure, which is made of plastic or glass, so that plants can get suitable environmental conditions to grow up.

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Caron Rider, Author said...

Thanks Richard, I've been very surprised at how warm it is in the greenhouse during really cold days...so warm I've had to take my jacket off inside it! :)

Gunsmoke said...

Fixed your greenhouse with a little 'Alabama Chrome'. I love it!

Caron Rider, Author said...

Well, the 'Alabama Chrome' has turned into little flapping wings as the panes took flight today (3/6/12). I was out scrounging around in the woods looking for several panes. We've had horrendous winds! Lost one of those spinny things off the top of the roof too!