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    So I went into my local farm store looking for a chicken coop and came out with a green house that I could park my car in. My lady comes home and it takes her a good 30 minutes until she noticed a huge box in the animal room ( what we call our room for animal supplies). The first thing she says is wow thats a big chicken coop, and then she seen the look on my face walks over and says how much was this? Two hundred dollars, I said with fear in my soul, and then cut her off with "it was originally four hundred" I new I saved my *** when she said you better grow me some nice flowers. Anyway as soon as the ground softens up I will set it up and upload pics, I should be able to get a nice head start on the garden. Wish me luck with assembly, last greenhouse had Korean instructions.


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    That's because the last greenhouse was for growing kimchee.
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    Several years back I bought one of those bigger Harbor Freight greenhouses (12' x 12' or something like that). It worked pretty good for wintertime plant storage and tomato/pepper set starting. Then Hurricane Harvey turned it into a big ball of aluminum sticks. I found out I was NOT in good hands with AllState for the greenhouse and a number of other things. I haven't put another one up yet....

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    That is exactly what happened to my smaller kimchee greenhouse lol, winds came up from the valley and I woke up to plants and soil everywhere and my greenhouse 200 yards into the woods. I really hope a ton of cinder blocks and bricks(maybe a few tent steaks) will prevent that from happening again.
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    The screw in ground anchors are better than tent stakes. Not only in the four corners, but also inside at the gabel ends, cabled to the roof peak to hold it down. Hint, aircraft cable with doubled up cable clamps, not rope. That is the only way I keep my boat tent in place in winter.
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    Now I'm trying to figure out why you have a boat on the ice with a tent over it. Mind you, I'm still working on coffee.

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    You can mount any of the metal frame shelter brands to a foundation. I use the heavy duty pallets from work (free). Place the pallets side X side and end to end, to form a base big enough for the frame to sit on. Cover the top surface of the pallets with screwed down, pressboard, particleboard or plywood. I also screw a 2X4 around the outside edge to seal any openings to keep the squirrels out. You can now lag bolt the frame to the top or sides of your foundation. The weight of the pallet foundation will keep your shelter/ greenhouse anchored to the ground. Heavy duty pallets are made with 4X4”s. I have made these foundations strong enough to park a full side diesel truck on.
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    I will definitely get ground anchors instead of tent steaks, I know a guy who swirls rebar and puts an eye loop at the end so I can have it go much deeper that regular screw anchor. I also was considering a heavy duty pallet foundation, I can get a few that were used to transport industrial machinery, sadly I won't get them for free but it's still way cheaper. I wasn't thinking of foundation for weight but because part of the ground the greenhouse will be on is cement and can collect about an inch of water and the pallets will keep everything off the ground. And I was gonna use cables and cinder blocks to weigh down the peak and sides of the greenhouse from the inside but will probably do as you recommend (and still probably a few blocks here and there). I can't afford to lose another structure to the wind, mentally and financially.

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    I saw ***SPAM*** and want to buy it to my garden. I think it looks good and review tells that you can use it even in winter.
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    One can never have too much spam in the garden. I actually prefer it in the kitchen cabinet but to each his own. It's best to start new spam plants indoors first.

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