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To Build or To Buy, that is the question

Posted by StairwayToKevin none (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 7, 14 at 13:04

I am looking into beginning a year round garden on my property. I have a sizable lot, but I can't decide to buy or build my greenhouse. I found a shed store that can sell them pretty cheap, but I wanted to see if any of you had built your own, and would tell me if it was worthwhile, or if I should just buy.

Thanks Gang! :D


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RE: To Build or To Buy, that is the question

My husband has built three from scratch. It is alot cheaper! He got some stuff at the dump for free, some at yard sales and some used commercial greenhouse plastic from a nursery that had just removed it from one of their long greenhouses because it had a tear in it. We have enough plastic for life! He did buy the large poles for the frame of the greenhouse. He made his own doors at first. Now he uses old screen doors from a yard sale. He also bought alot of old windows at the same sale to make the next greenhouse with instead of using plastic. Not pretty, but the plants or I don't care. We have also used folding chair webbing to staple the plastic on with when we ran out of the black cloth nursery tape. Another yard sale/thrift store item. Much cheaper and works just as well


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