First greenhouse post for 2020
Hello, and welcome to my page!
I had to shovel snow again yesterday, so I decided to check on my greenhouse while I was outside. I get out there probably once or twice a week just to look around and to check on the winter tank for the pond fish.
So far, I haven't had any problems with the water freezing up in the tank. I had put insulation board around the tank last fall when I set it up for the fish, and I have a lamp fixture with a 100 watt incandescent bulb over the water to add some heat to the water. I also have a small pond water pump in the tank just to circulate the water and help with aeration for the fish.
I used a couple of aluminum angles to suspend the light fixture over the middle of the tank. Those pieces of angle are sitting on a metal framework that sits on top of the tank. It seems to work quite well.
The front of the greenhouse is quite the mess right now. It becomes storage space in the winter. As you can see, I didn't pull the last tomato plant before winter hit. I don't need the fly traps this time of year, but I didn't bother to remove them when it got cold. They'll still work when it warms up this spring.
I've been working to keep the snow from piling up against the front of the greenhouse when it slides off the roof. That means removing it with the snowblower and shovel. Last year it piled up right to the roof line and the snow couldn't slide off. The roof slope is quite shallow, so if the snow got deep on the roof, it could affect the roof. I'd be concerned about the plastic roof panels caving in if the snow load got too heavy.
Due to my basic laziness in the winter, the cannabis plants are still hanging from the rafters in the back of the greenhouse. One of these days, I need to go out there and harvest all the buds, I'm sure they'll be dry enough now. They're still quite sticky, so that's a good thing. The camera didn't quite focus properly on this picture.
I have the new exhaust manifold ready to put on the pickup truck engine, it's sitting in the back of the greenhouse, waiting for a nice day to do it. That may be a while yet.
One more picture. I had to pull the snow off the roof of the camper trailer again yesterday. It wasn't that thick, but with the warmer weather that we've been having, it could turn into ice, then it would be heavy and difficult to remove.
Well, that's all I have for this post, thanks for stopping by to check it out!