|Vertical Garden* retrofit with shelves|
Last fall one of the Vertical Garden frames I had built was modified to spend part of its yearly cycle as a greenhouse (see "Zippers and Studs" October 15, 2011). The shelves are spaced for maximum solar benefit and, when the plant-baby season is over, can be removed to allow growning-up plants a strong support.
|"Fabric" 12' wide and 50' long--don't need that much|
But the greenhouse comes first. Out with the plans. Remeasure the structure and check against plans. Unroll the fabric. Measure. Cut fronts (center and sides), sides and top/back. Install the zippers. Cut vents. No words are available to describe the sewing process except that it was way too close to a wrestling match. No blood and no final bell, but I won--pinned that sucker to the mat (sewing machine) and ended up with the enclosing part of the greenhouse--though there was little satisfaction in the process.
|How to get this over her "head"|
Where is her head?
Amazingly, the "dress" fit the oddly built dame in the garden.
|All snuggled up|
All farmers know the basic rule "Make hay while the sun shines." Get the structure up, then fill all the containers with seeds eager to sprout and sing in the sunshine.