We are very optimistic people but we've come to the realization lately that our dreams and plans about what we want to get accomplished on the house this year may be rather hard to achieve. So one of the projects we've decided to put on the back burner is building up and planting our garden. So we have been thinking again what we want to do in the garden behind the barn. After some brainstorming we found out that what we really need to get going, though, is building our greenhouse.
Germany is not the most ideal place to grow many of the fruits and vegetables we love to eat and have grown used to while living in places like Miami. So finding a way to extend the growing season is essential if you want to get beyond the typical backyard veggie garden and include some "exotics" like chilies.
So off we went on a wild Internet search trying to find THE perfect greenhouse for us. WOW there are a lot of different styles of greenhouses out there, ranging from the ultra low budget to extravagant English manor style garden houses.
Ultimately what we want is a lean-to type greenhouse which leans directly against the back wall of the barn. But this design below is also very, very nice and would make a perfect addition to our backyard...who knows, perhaps the plans can be modified. The greenhouse below is made by The Sun Country Green House Company - they offer the plans for sale, as well as kits to save yourself a lot of hassle.