Greenhouses forum: 6x8 Snap and grow

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seagullplayer
Feb 22, 2017 8:21 AM CST
Put it together in the garage on the flat concrete floor, then carried it out to the base.

Instructions are all illustrations, pretty easy to follow.

Took two of us about eight hours to put together.

Location will block most of our storm winds.

It seems pretty sturdy. I'll start shelf projects this week. Also hope to start some plants inside the house this weekend. Plan to start using the greenhouse in a couple weeks.

Ordered from Home Depot online, had it shipped to the store.

I planned to install some bubble wrap insulation, but our southern Indiana winter is pretty mild at the moment. Gonna just see what comes down the pike.

Our dream is to pick ripe tomatoes at Thanksgiving! And greens year round.

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Weedwhacker
Feb 22, 2017 8:55 AM CST
Nothing like the "look" of a new greenhouse! You will fill up that 6x8 GH quickly, @seagullplayer -- and I think it will work out well for achieving your dream of ripe tomatoes at Thanksgiving; even here in the Upper Peninsula my tomato plants inside a hoop house were going strong in November last year.

Be sure it's anchored down well (such as with ground anchors), and close everything up when you have strong winds or it will likely get blown to bits.

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Shadegardener
Feb 24, 2017 8:49 AM CST
Agree with Weedwacker on bolting everything down. Also any glazing material. First year, some of my polycarbonate panels blew out in the wind. Added a lot more glazing clips to hold the panels in place. You're going to have fun with your new greenhouse!
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 24, 2017 9:31 AM CST
Good job! You're going to love your greenhouse! I'm impressed your garage was empty enough to build it there. Our garage has become our storage shed! *Blush*
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seagullplayer
Mar 2, 2017 11:51 AM CST
Our first storms of the season came through this week, greenhouse did great.
We parked our SUV in front of the greenhouse, along with the garage it really blocks
most of the strong weather.

You all will have to look up the snap and grow. The panels are NOT held in with clips.
It is one reason we chose it over the HF type.

I know a lady just a few miles from us that lost her entire HF green house before she planted anything. Rather strong late winter storm took away half the panels. But she had no wind block and had the GH at the peak of a hill in her open back yard.

These very strong panels slide into the frame, its a tight fit. To loose a panel you almost gonna have to lose the entire structure. The panels remind me of a thick blister pack you might find some product in. I think the weak points are the roof window and the french door.

I got 24 tomatoes and 24 peppers started in the house this week. Also planted three small self watering flower pots full of Tom Thumb peas. Can't wait for germination!

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