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I picked up the plans from Ana White. They were the easiest building plans I could find on the internet. The entire process was easy thanks to her free plans. Thanks!

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The first step requires level ground. It seems obvious, but it will save you time getting it level the first time.

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Next, build the wall frames and check for squareness. Easy stuff so far.

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One of my helpers.

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Finish the frame. Add the panels to support the frame. Make sure everything is square.

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Build the roof.

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Attach the clear panels and the other sides. At this point I had to stop. My wife had our twins a bit early so I wasn’t able to finish right away.

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Claire and Gabrielle

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I came home one weekend while the twins were still in the hospital. I installed the vents and the raised bed.

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I used basic plans from Family Handyman. It uses sub irrigated planting as a water source. Basically, it means I only have to put water in the raised bed every 2-3 weeks instead of watering every day.

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Place the pond liner in the raised bed. Set up the drainage pipes, file with peat moss and compost.

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Add some water and grow!

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So far it’s working out well. I still have another raised bed to build. I added a solar gable vent for circulation. I need three more of them. I still need to seal the edges, but the greenhouse is mostly finished. The greenhouse has definitely become my favorite building project. I’m thinking about making another one!