Colorado Backyard Gable Greenhouse

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/24/2022 - 20:17

We started this project last fall with the goal of creating a multi use hobby greenhouse with plenty of space for the kids to get their hands dirty. We purchased the Small Gable Roof Greenhouse plans and made our first (of many) trips to the hardware store. Since becoming homeowners in 2015, we've done countless projects but nothing as big as this. We are still very much learning the nuances of greenhouse growing in Colorado, but that has become a fun experience for our entire family. Since completing the structure, I've found that I'm more interested in making the space more functional than I am in actually gardening. I added a shelf built almost entirely from old pallets, a raised cedar bed and solar powered exhaust fan/lights. Luckily, my wife loves spending time in there tending to the plants! As the summer heat sets in, we will face new challenges of how to keep the space cool. Maybe by adding a shade cloth and misters? Regardless of what the "output" looks like we are loving this new hobby and are looking forward to learning new skills!

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