Monday, 11 April 2016
It's just a wee one cos I can't afford a proper greenhouse but finally I've got a polytunnel! :-) Length 2.5m x 2m wide and is 2m high. It cost me £48.90 from Ebay with free delivery. I watched loads of Youtube videos of people buying similar ones and what they thought about the quality. I picked up lots of tips re digging trenches etc to anchor it to the ground.
It was pretty straightforward to construct by myself. I only needed The Teenager to help me lift it into place and pull the plastic over it as he's much taller than me!!
I dug a trench all around the sides to bury the overhanging plastic. I weighted it down with bricks then filled it in again. I find digging very sore on my back so I took my time with this bit.
I've also strategically placed some big pots to help anchor it down too. I had a bit of leftover scaffolding plank that was exactly the right size for a 'doormat' to weigh down the excess flap of the door. I think I'll paint it with my pink paint! ;-)
And here's the view from above. It backs onto the chicken run so might protect them a bit from the wind and rain.
Now I need to get a move on with my plants and seeds and fill it up with veggies :-)