Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A greenhouse that’s white and yellow

While we were cleaning up, we were already planning where to put the greenhouse. The original plan was to put up a small greenhouse, about 30 square meters. Since building a 60 square meter would cost almost the same, we decided to construct a bigger one. This would probably be the most expensive tool in our farm but, for me, the most essential. The greenhouse will serve as our nursery, seed bank and will house our small vermicomposting facility (more on vermicomposting soon).


Time to gather the materials to build the greenhouse. We purchased more than 50 pipes of different sizes. What’s amazing was all of the pipes you see in the picture were loaded on a single tricycle and traveled 10 kilometers all in one go! We then asked for help from our friends to build the frame and install the plastics and nets. After 10 days the work is done.



While we were building the greenhouse, our tool shed was starting to take shape…

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi, can i ask for a sketch or blue print of your greenhouse? thanks!

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Hello, I don't have a sketch or blue print of my greenhouse.
Here's what I can do for you, next week, I will take high resolution images of different parts of the greenhouse and post them here. I hope it helps.

Anonymous said...

thanks!

breathe said...

hi please enlighten me sa importance of a green house and if it is ok if the farm does not have a greenhouse

Raymond & Mariel......................................... said...

Greenhouses serves many purpose. We use ours as a nursery for seed germination and for vermicomposting. Some use it for high value (sensitive) crops like couliflowers or broccoli.

Its ok for a farm not to have a greenhouse. I think there are more successful farms that doesn't have a greenhouse than those that have one.

A greenhouse's main puspose is crop protection.