- Page 1 Building the greenhouses (this page)
- Page 2 2008 Season
- Page 3 2009 Season
- Page 4 Staging and Capillary Matting
- 2018-2020 Time for an upgrade The Bigger Greenhouse Project
I bought an Eden 10′ x 8′ back in the early ’70s when I was about 15 and had started to become interested in gardening; it took all my pocket money, and I mourned the fact that I couldn’t afford the bigger 12′ x 10′ model.
Well, in 2006 I saw an Eden 12′ x 10′ on eBay and I had to have it! I drove up to Sheffield to collect it with Tom. I reckon it was erected the same day my original 10′ x 8′ was … but no matter, it was intact.
(If you need advice on dismantling and moving a greenhouse here is a link to a good article How To Dismantle a Greenhouse)
How much does greenhouse glass weigh?
By my calculations (stand on the scales with 10 panes of glass!) 3mm glass 24″ x 24″ weights just under 3kg per sheet, and 4mm glass just under 4kg per sheet. For transporting I reckoned on 333 sheets of 3mm glass weighting 1 tonne / 1,000 kg.
I applied Roundup to the area where the greenhouse would be, and also the surrounding area for the vegetable patch
Oh dear! A 30′ x 10′ Eden greenhouse came up on eBay. Tom and I set off to Gatwick to pick it up. I had been planning to have a Plastic Tunnel for “cropping”, but a proper glasshouse is going to be better.
There is a bit more “stuff” in this one, but Tom and I manage to get it in the back of the Bus.
Dug the trench for the footings
and ordered some bricks, sand, cement …
and (not wanting to appear too keen!) laid the bricks
and (pace is not exactly hotting up!) constructed the frame
and (home straight now!) glazing underway
I’m really only after “cropping” this year, so I will leave glazing the propagation / house plant house as a Winter job.