18 responses

  1. MA
    March 25, 2013

    Oh, Tom, my joints ache for you, but this is such an impressive undertaking. Let me know when you’re ready to sell tickets for that lawn chair cocktail party, sounds like the ultimate retreat this snowy spring.

    • Tom
      March 25, 2013

      MA get out your party dress, I do believe a christening will be in order and take place in this structure which you can already guess will be warmer than my house.
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  2. Kim
    March 25, 2013

    You rock, my friend.

  3. Curbstone Valley Farm
    March 25, 2013

    *Passes Tom some virtual Ibuprofen and an ice pack* Looking awesome so far, Tom! I’m sooooo jealous. I wish we had that much flat ground, I’d love to have a couple of these! Can’t wait for the next installment!
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  4. Judy
    March 25, 2013

    Good job Tom! I am sure you will use every inch of this space! I so enjoy my little greenhouse here on the east coast of NC. It has paid for itself many times over by starting all my plants from seed in late winter/early spring. Only use mine in winter to keep my tropical potted plants from freezing. I tried growing tomatoes the first winter and had a few, but figured they cost around $20 each from all the energy it took to keep it warm enough so they would grow! You on the other hand, have so much potential here with this large space! My old girl “Blossom” used to love to use it for big jobbies if it was raining or cold. She really thought it was her very own “out house”!

  5. Corrina
    March 26, 2013

    Great job, Tom!

  6. Ina gawne
    March 26, 2013

    Tom – this will be fabulous! Lucky you, and pretty soon your achy muscles will be a thing of the past!
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  7. Giacomo Calabrese
    March 26, 2013

    Looks amazing Tom!

  8. Eileen
    March 26, 2013

    I’m curious… now with this greenhouse, any farmers’ market plans on your property?

  9. Tommy Bean
    March 26, 2013

    Tom –
    I could have saved you some $$$ on your perforated pipe and other materials in you pictures! Next time you are doing a project of this size, let me know your materials needs as I can save you a substantial amount of money!

    • Tom
      March 26, 2013

      Thanks Tom, I sure will. Sorry I didn’t think of contacting you in the first place. Love Olympia Supply!

  10. Dianne
    March 26, 2013

    I am so happy for you! You’re going to have quite the greenhouse when it is completed…and I am definitely glad you have HELP! I don’t think this would be a one-man-project! ;-) What fun you will have harvesting good things to eat…
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  11. Shelby
    March 26, 2013

    Looks great! Was wondering if there was a farm stand in your future!w

  12. Bonnie Story
    March 31, 2013

    Great job!!! I will be watching and cheering! Bonnie
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  13. Mandy
    April 15, 2013

    Hi Tom,
    Are you building that on Vashon? It looks great so far. We’re putting one up too–the ‘kit’ arrives on Thursday. But it suddenly occurred to us that we might need a building permit. Did you need one? The tribulations associated with pounding that many posts will be a good reality check for my husband :-). Look forward to finding out how the rest of the project goes!

    • Tom
      April 15, 2013

      Hi Mandy, I am building this on Vashon and from what I’ve researched with the county and from what others have told me too, the hoophouse is a temporary structure so you don’t need a building permit. Now if you move into and dig a pool, that may be a different story. Good luck! Today we’re putting on the plastic–layer one.

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