Getting ready for the big grow
Well as I’ve already mentioned my time spent in the garden has seen a dramatic decline over the last few years. This has led to me needing to carry out a few greenhouse repair s. Thankfully nothing structural but still not ideal for the water ingress has caused a fair amount of damage to things I had not stored correctly within it.
Whats the damage
- 1 smashed panes of glass.
- 1 smashed panes of glass in a window vent.
- 2 smashed panes of glass on the internal partition.
- 1 polycarbonate sheet blown out.
- 4 polycarbonate sheets punctured.
Some of these may not have needed replacing due to them been internal or because they were not completely broken. However, I’m looking to get my wonderful daughter involved more this year and the last thing I want it to risk her getting hurt on the glass.
I thought I took pictures of all the damage but I seem to of missed a couple of bits you but to be honest one bit of broken glass looks the same as the next.
Thankfully this only took an hour or so and the only cost was for a tube of silicone sealant to fix down the polycarbonate sheets.
Top Tip – As clever as it seems to use silicone caulking to bed the glass panes in, It’s really not!!! especially if you need to remove them at a later date to carry out repairs. If you do, invest in one of those snap off blade knifes as they are flexible enough to get deep in between the pane and the frame.
Now that the greenhouse repair is done and more or less weatherproof I can start focusing on some of the next steps like getting the irrigation installed and solar power, yey!. Unfortunately, this still resolves around clearing the damn thing out which will take some time.
All the best
The Electronic Gardener