With my first little plot I didn’t have the space or the budget for a proper greenhouse. I had tried one of the cheap plastic ‘walk in greenhouses’ but it didn’t even last 24 hours before smashing itself to smithereens!
Technically speaking, I measured everything correctly. Unfortunately the physical reality we inhabit seems to disagree so it became a little wonkier than anticipated. A bundle of 8x180cm bits of timber from Wickes were more than sufficient for my needs (and bloody handy elsewhere on the plot!) The roof was found on the rubbish heap and the walls are made from PVC tablecloth fabric stapled on to the wood. The ‘door’ is two old Ikea picture frames joined together in the middle.
Happily, there wasn’t any damage to the plants inside it and with just a couple of new staples the whole thing went back together easily. I did take the opportunity to move it to a more sheltered spot, braced against the shed, so that it can’t go anywhere again! Even though I now have a proper greenhouse I think I’ll keep this one as more of a cold frame, it may look rubbish but it does th job brilliantly! And anywhere that gives me extra sheltered growing space is always helpful!