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A Simple Greenhouse Construction

By Bubbles
September 14, 2011

A few years ago, two fellow Master Gardeners wondered if it was possible to construct a simple greenhouse in three hours. Their goal was to teach four people how to build one. Those four would then each teach four more, and so on. The two recruited me to write the instructions, compile a supply and tool list, and take photos. The first greenhouse was built on the grounds of Zilker Botanical Garden.

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Sep 13, 2011 6:27 PM CST
Never would have imagined you could do this in half a day!
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Calif_Sue
Sep 13, 2011 6:53 PM CST

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Great detailed article! And the photos of all the folks pitching in reminded me of a good old fashioned barn raising!
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Onewish1
Sep 13, 2011 8:06 PM CST
fantastic!! ... sending your article to my honey.. what a great frame!!
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Bubbles
Sep 13, 2011 9:27 PM CST
Thanks for kind words. It was a fun project and we really did do it in 3 hours.
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jeri11
Sep 14, 2011 4:30 AM CST
Sandi that was a wonderful article and if I didn't already have a GH I would try that one for sure!!!
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SongofJoy
Sep 14, 2011 5:03 AM CST
Fun to see the pictures of this going up. I don't have a greenhouse and this might be the perfect thing. Thank you for the good clear instructions. Thumbs up
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Bubbles
Sep 14, 2011 7:30 AM CST

Hi Jeri! 'Good Master Gardener project for your group too! Thanks for reading article! (Hope you send some rain our way soon).

Thanks Tee, we didn't expect to have so many people that were interested in building one. The greenhouse can be deconstructed too and put away until the next year.
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Gymgirl
Sep 14, 2011 8:07 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Bubbles
Sep 14, 2011 8:42 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Mindy03
Sep 14, 2011 8:51 AM CST
Love this article. Now if I can just get someone to agree to help me with one.
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Bubbles
Sep 14, 2011 9:29 AM CST
Thanks Mindy3! Just get a few friends together to help you, and then you help them! Get busy though, winter's getting pretty close.
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vic
Sep 14, 2011 10:28 AM CST
What a totally cool article and your descriptions and photo's are AWESOME!

Thank you!
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Bubbles
Sep 14, 2011 10:32 AM CST
Vic, it can also be used to store all your garden art! Whistling
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vic
Sep 14, 2011 10:37 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up
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SongofJoy
Sep 14, 2011 11:05 AM CST
In that case, I need two. Big Grin Big Grin Thumbs up
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Bubbles
Sep 14, 2011 11:52 AM CST
I'm thinkin' you'll need three, Tee!
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valleylynn
Sep 14, 2011 9:59 PM CST
Great article with all the information needed to make one. Thumbs up
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Bubbles
Sep 15, 2011 6:46 AM CST
Thanks Lynn
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SongofJoy
Sep 15, 2011 8:23 AM CST
You know me too well. Big Grin Big Grin
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Bubbles
Sep 15, 2011 10:24 AM CST
Tee, I wish I could just let you loose in my garage! Then I could maybe get my car in!

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