Yipes. That certainly came quickly: the cold hammer that is winter. We were very disappointed that bad weather prohibited us from putting the skin on the new greenhouse this weekend. (Gale-force winds are not exactly ideal for plastic-hanging.) The sleet/snow forecast wasn’t exactly welcome news for Monday, either. This was the view today.
The wood 1×2 you see are on the ends of the greenhouse only: you sandwich the plastic from the tops and the sides to this with another piece of 1×2. The middle hoops have an aluminum channel into which you snap a bent wire to hold the plastic. It’s a pretty slick system actually. But no, I am not fretting overly about the green residents of the new greenhouse. They’re tough! I do have to tell myself I am not aiming for growth at this point. I am aiming for simple greenery. On cloudy days like this one (and presuming the plastic is on), it’s like a big fresh refrigerator of salad.
Dang, I do hope we get a chance to hang the plastic this week though. The lettuces, broccoli, onion things and kales don’t exactly LOVE snow.