Sunday, December 6, 2015

Planted fruit trees

I planted about 20 fruit trees in the yard over the past couple weeks. The post hole digger makes it very easy to do. I just dig a hole put a little peat moss little bit of compost put the tree in little more compost cover it up with cardboard newspaper and mulch.

Installed East doors

I finally got around to building and installing the East doors. I came up with a better locking system for the doors. I'm using a gate latch with a cable through the door so you can unlock it from the inside. I made sure that the the plastic covering I was using to cover the doors completely covered the hinges as well. This insulates the greenhouse much better than having gaps. The temperature outside was about 45 degrees and as you can see from the thermometer it's about 75 inside the greenhouse. I checked it this morning and the ambient temperature was about 40 outside the greenhouse and about 45 inside the greenhouse. I am definitely going to need some sort of heating system to make this work.

Compost bin

Constructed a compost bin out of the skids that the greenhouse was shipped on. I had to put chicken wire all around it to keep the dogs and the critters out.