Greenhouse life part 1

Jelina and Marlon celebrating the finish of the greenhouse wrapping
Jelina and Marlon celebrating the finish of the greenhouse wrapping
Athena telling me to take a rest, it's finished!
Athena telling me to take a rest, it’s finished!

Today, we managed to get the greenhouse wrapped. We’re pretty proud of our cable tie and duct tape efforts!

The greenhouse is an old shade house frame that we were given, plus two (and in some places, three) layers of plastic sheeting with an air gap between most of it. It measures 3.6m x 1.8m and is 2m at it’s highest.

As you can see, the grow table is going at the southern end and the blue drums are going to be the aquaponics grow beds.

The idea is that all the usual kind of green leafy veggies are going to be grown aquaponically while the space freed up in the front garden will be utilized to grow higher value, less maintenance, perennials and herbs.

A family with a garden near Gawler where we experiment with sustainability.

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