A famous Guy Clark song expresses one of life’s truisms: There’s only two things that money can’t buy, and that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes. The song goes on to say, “Plant ’em in the spring, eat ’em in the summer. All winter without ’em is a culinary bummer.” And that’s why we’re building a greenhouse – so we can eat homegrown tomatoes in all year long…or as close to that as possible.
Our progress so far…
Roof joists perched on the frame
After observing the amount of shadow cast inside the greenhouse by the joists throughout the day, we changed the original design by increasing the amount of polycarbonate on roof. Painting the ceiling makes a lighter space for growing.
All the roof needs now is the metal sheathing with drip edges and the polycarbonate “glass.”