I have to build another shed, a garden shed. I’m building this one in two parts, Part I is the actual garden tool shed, for tools and compost, plant pots and seed trays; It’s important I be ready for the new gardening season. Part II is a compact lean-to greenhouse for starting my vegetable plants from seed, but not to actually grow in (though I could). Part I and II are 4’ by 8’ each with the greenhouse butting up against long side of the shed. The shed proper will have a single-side sloping roof across the four foot part as per drawing. I will gutter this and add elevated water collection for gravity drip feed as needed in the greenhouse. The floor in the shed is plywood on a 2×6 frame while the greenhouse floor is elevated six inches and made from compacted soil.
I may film and vlog on this build, not sure yet, though it will likely be just the shed to start as the shed will be the anchor for the greenhouse addition, and then of course blog on it too. I am hoping for a couple of sunny days between Christmas and New year. but there are no guarantees. Anyway, I have been stockpiling my supplies in readiness and hope, weather permitting, to get this shed built over a couple of days.
Sheds and greenhouses are what make home home for me. There is a sense of future about both because growing and establishing a garden for fruit and veg takes a while to get things established and a shed, well a shed should be a part of every household to put the awkward stuff that doesn’t fit into or suit a house. You only build or install sheds and greenhouses if you are planning to establish yourself. They have little by of increasing the value of your property. In my case of course they make me feel good, that’s enough.
The greenhouse side works as a potting shed too and I plan on trying some solar heat absorption for slow-release heat after the sun goes down. Undecided whether to use 3mm horticultural glass or 3mm dual wall polycarbon sheeting – latter being safer.