Polyhouse

I finally got the skin onto the polyhouse frame. The hoops and skin did not cost anything. We recovered them from a nursery that was closing down several years ago.

It is 7.5m by 3.6m and will be a very useful addition to AllFoods Farm. We have tried several times to grow Manzano chillis and Pepinos. But the few frosts we get are too much for them. We have not found a suitable micro climate for these frost sensitive plants. Also, tomatoes do not do so well.

Polyhouse almost complete

Polyhouse almost complete

 

I had to spend about $100 on timber and fittings and about $350 for a load of screenings for ballast around the edges and a well drained floor inside. I had some left over builders plastic to line the floor and some ag pipe.

Polyhouse nearly finished

Polyhouse nearly finished

 

We will create a planting bed on the south side that runs the length of the tunnel for perennials. The floor on the other side will be screenings for pots, cuttings etc.

 

Polyhouse floor preparation

Polyhouse floor preparation

 

The permanent bed is constructed and the gravel area leveled out and draining dug ready for ag pipe.

Polyhouse Floor Ready

Polyhouse Floor Ready

 

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