Re: [gardeners] temp Greenhouse

John Harman (
Thu, 1 Apr 1999 10:10:35 +1000 (EST)

On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Byron.Bromley wrote:

> Looking for idea's
> Want to install a temp greenhouse over the top of my normal
> growing area. Concept is to extend growing season spring and
> fall.
> Problem trying to figure out how to roll 16 ft wide plastic over the
> top, tie it off, keep it secure, then remove after it gets too hot.
> Any suggestions would be aprricated
> Byron
	The irrigation polypipe works well as a support frame. I simply
bend it into a loop and push it into the ground, making a series of loops,
then lash bamboo length wise to strengthen. Throw the plastic over the
frame and secure with tent pegs. Fold the ends in and hold with clothes
pegs. You need to be able to open the ends easily on warmer days, it gets
surprisingly hot in these things on sunny days. Obviously the above is a
small structure, but the principle should work on bigger ones as well.