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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Dec 9, 2016 7:55 AM CST
I noticed at the local parks and gardens usually the benches are set just off the paths with a separate pad. Of course in large gardens and parks that is so if people get tired while walking on the trail they will be able to rest on the benches without blocking the paths. But, it also gives a nice look and creates a nice space to plant small trees and shrubs near the benches as accents.
So, pay no attention to the fact that we are all watching to see how this project goes! Now; what is the plan for turning a dog kennel into a greenhouse?
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Dec 10, 2016 6:18 PM CST
I've noticed that too, and it would be nice not to have to try to wee-jee my wheel barrow around the benches because my paths are not very wide.
Dog Kennel greenhouse: It's a 10X10 chain link dog kennel, 6 feet tall. With a door. Like what You'd put a dog house in so your pup can be outside but confined. I got it for $80 used, locally (I think they retail for$200new). My plan is to wrap the thing in plastic sheeting and make an unheated greenhouse out of it. There's a "roof" thingy you can buy...it's made of metal poles and is sturdy enough to put a tarp on (to shade the doggy), and I'm hoping to buy that in the spring so I can put a plastic covered roof on the structure. The size should be just what I need to get things started a bit early in the spring and maybe help with seed starting, extending the season in the fall, etc. I figured the chain link would be a good way to keep the plastic sheeting from blowing in and out and tearing.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Dec 10, 2016 8:36 PM CST
I was thinking that maybe you were going to try and use the dog kennel with some type of wood frame and use the windows you have saved up. But, I guess if you built the wood frame you would have no need for the kennel. It will be interesting to see what you come up with! Any plans for the floor yet?
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Dec 11, 2016 6:18 PM CST
I'm Still hoping to someday build an extension onto my tool shed and use the saved windows for that. As for a floor, I'm going to use recycled bricks laid into sand. I figure that will give me good heat retention in early spring and also help to keep the air damp later in the year. I probably won't be able to use this greenhouse in the heat of summer (I don't intend to get into ventilation/fans, etc.) or of course in the dead of winter either. That sort of a greenhouse/conservatory will have to await my winning the Powerball!
The end is nothing, the journey is all.

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