Takes Two Days!

It turns out that you will need an extra tool when assembling the Palram 6×8 greenhouse.

Yesterday, a gust of wind blew the half-finished greenhouse sideways on the platform. Luckily, it didn’t blow over on its side. It’s easy to prevent this from happening by drilling a screw into the platform at all four corners.

The previous day, John actually said he wanted to screw it down but I said wait. He did and sure enough a light gust proved his point.

This is how the greenhouse looks this morning. It really does require two people to assemble because you need to keep all four corners eased (nuts) until all sides are plum. John has to constantly go back and forth which is making the assembly time much longer. So either get a “friend” or “family member” to assist if possible.

Of course, you can always hire someone to assemble it. Since it is a time consuming project it will probably be expensive to pay someone to do it. (And add the cost of the optional platform construction to the cost of assembling the greenhouse).

I really like the size of the greenhouse and the dark green frame. It’s just the right size for a greenhouse beginner like me. There’s plenty of room for what I plan to grow. John’s friend has the same greenhouse in Massachusetts and he’s been giving me greenhouse tips on the phone. The most important tip is that the greenhouse gets super hot so constant watering is essential and ventilation along with a fan is a must!


2 thoughts on “Takes Two Days!

  1. My husband and brother-in-law put mine together and I learned a few new curse words when they were putting it up! ;-D

    We had a running joke that the greenhouse “instructions” to put it together were originally written in Chinese, translated into German and then Swahili, back to Chinese and finally into English, they were THAT poorly written.

    Enjoy the growing! Mine is a must have for tomatoes in MT.

  2. In So. Cal the world is my greenhouse, basically.

    My Dad does you cold frames outside to start seedlings. We save old windows and large pieces of glass for that. I have a small house-looking terrarium on legs that I thought would be find for a dozen seedlings if I wanted to go that route. It had opaque aged plastic in it that I removed. I haven’t replaced it with glass yet as it’s just a decorative garden element for now.

    Is the base on stone or gravel to prevent rot?

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