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    another coldframe

    so far i have less than 10 hours including wheelbarrowing around 10 tons of #8 limestone spreading it and putting the fabric over it .i needed it in a hurry . i still have the bracing to do and the plywood on the ends and doors hung.
    i was in no way as meticulous putting this one up as i was the last coldframe. this is how it went 2 hours squareing it . drove in the other 22 ground sleeves and fastened the 2 x6 x16 baseboard.
    3 hours spreading stone.
    1 hour putting down the fabric and stretching it. 30 more minutes and the fabric will be completely finished.
    less than 2 hours putting in the bows leveling them to a string stretched down the middle.and the top purlin installed .
    i also think i will have as much time in boarding up the ends and doors.
    amazing what you can get done on vacation.
    whoops should i title this what i did on my summer vaca.!







    shepp zone5/6

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    looks like its time to

    looks like its time to
    either sell some shrubs or build a third coldframe!!!







    shepp zone5/6

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    Another cold frame

    Shepp what do you use to hold down the shade cloth.

    I use Polylock on all my greenhouses. If you find that it doesnt want to stay then I would invest in polylock, at least for the bottom.
    I have poly lock on the front, back and of course the bottom.

    Hope this helps. George.

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    Shepp, Can you take another vacation and put up a couple of those for us? How many do you have now? How much help do you have taking care of all those plants?
    I have been in the greenhouse all day potting and weeding and trying to get plants where they belong. Spike has been potting all our trees into bigger pots. Boy that really eats the soil.
    We can't seem to find time to put up cold frames for taking care of the plants. How do you get so much done? We could do more but with us doing 24/7 care for his Mom I don't get to the greenhouse as much as I'd like or need to. But before you know it fall will be here if it ever stops raining. No complaint, It beats the drought we've had for the last several years.
    Did you try herbs for the farmers market. If so, how did they sell for you?
    I'm full of questions tonite ain't I? ( I'm a southern girl so I can say ain't).
    tennessee sue

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    My reply was blasted into cyberspace

    let me try again,
    Sue and spike sorry no i cant.U R on your own
    herbs and veggies did not sell at all.
    it rained 27 out of 31 days in may and 8 out of 9 so far in june.
    the rain sucks in my world.
    George
    i dont use poly lock !
    i use furring strips , wire tie straps and these gizmo's called clipits.
    they clamp over the fabric and can tie thru a hole or use the eye thats provided.
    pretty simple, i tie them to a concrete 12 inch block.
    it works for me just wonderfully.
    this reply isnt as lengthy as the one cyber space ate my last homework.
    later all . gotta go clean up some storm damage from last nite.
    shepp zone5/6

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