Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Look What I Did!!!

I made myself a hot house! The only thing I actually bought was the plastic, every thing else I scrounged from around the farm!



This was a figure it out as I went project! I had seen ,at other places, where folks had used cattle or horse panels to make green houses.I don't need a whole green house ,well I would like one but that is a  project for another day! One panel is just right for a hot house!


I could not find anything suitable to make stakes to hold the edges after it was bent so I wired the edges together with thick wire.



It was very wobbly  so I wired the back of it to the fence.That helped some.Then I decided to...borrow...hmm...yes....borrow these shelves from Hubby's shop.I will give them back when I am done!  Besides,I needed something to set my little seedlings on after all! I wired the bent cattle panels to the shelves and that made it very stable!


I did use tape to seal together the plastic! I used the same tape on my hillbilly ingenuity well house and it is still stuck strong so I figured it would work for this!  This is just a temporary structure anyways, just here until spring planting.


The Boy said,"Wow Mom,that actually doesn't look like crap!"
I really took that as more of an insult than a compliment! I admit I have few handy man skills! Actually I can find a way to fix most things,it just doesn't look real pretty most..OK fine..all of  of the time! I used PVC pipe for the door frame and the door. The door is hinged on a long piece of metal rod and held closed with a plant pot!
Just while I was putting in my seedlings I could feel a big temperance difference! This only took a couple of hours.If I had know what I was doing when I started out it probably would have taken  even less time!
So here's to,hopefully,getting a jump on spring and beating the summer heat!

14 comments:

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

that look's GOOD, if you hadn't told me, I would've thought you put a kit together.

Billie said...

I am so proud of you, to me it looks pretty terrfic. Stand back and put your thumbs under your bib straps and say I did good, in fact, pretty darn good.

Melodie said...

Joann,
thank you,you are so kind!

Nanna,
Thanks!Way better than the Boy's compliment!

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Way Cool!! Can you tell i'm a child of the hippie era??

Enjoy.....LindaMay

Ruralrose said...

I agree, it looks like you put a kit together. Bet you made awesome forts when you where a kid. Peace

Melodie said...

LindaMay,
Thanks! That was a great era!

Ruralrose,
Thanks! Well,I was quiet the tom-boy!

melanie said...

I think it's lovely! Want to run out an make myself one!

Texan said...

oh my gosh I love it! Wow girly you should be sooooo proud of yourself! I would have never known how to do that!

I have been trying to decide when to move my seedlings, are you leaving yours in there 24/7? Or just during the day?

rox said...

Wow ! I love it ! as a mum who put together our swingset backwards ( don't even ask ) I can totally appreciate your work ! I love love the goats too !

Melodie said...

Melanie,
Thanks!

Texan,
As long as it is in the 40's at night I think I will leave them in there,we are holding good at that.Not Tomatoes and peppers that haven't sprouted yet though,they need warmer to germinate.

Rox,

Thanks!

Pricilla said...

I just love your son's comment. That is priceless!
Good for you. It gets the job done and that is what counts!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

What a great idea! Out here, with nothing blocking any of the high winds, I would have to build a greenhouse as an addition, with studs, flooring, etc, or it would be across the field in a matter of days!

Julia said...

I love your son's "complement." Sounds like something that would come out of a mouth at my house in a few years. It made me smile nevertheless. Well done MOM!!

Jennifer said...

Wow! That is really neat, what a great idea! Love it, thank you for sharing it.