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!
The first step requires level ground. It seems obvious, but it will save you time getting it level the first time.
Next, build the wall frames and check for squareness. Easy stuff so far.
One of my helpers.
Finish the frame. Add the panels to support the frame. Make sure everything is square.
Build the roof.
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.
Claire and Gabrielle
I came home one weekend while the twins were still in the hospital. I installed the vents and the raised bed.
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.
Place the pond liner in the raised bed. Set up the drainage pipes, file with peat moss and compost.
Add some water and grow!
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!