Ted's Greenhouse: Creating a Four-Season Passive Solar Greenhouse From the Ground Up

Ted's Greenhouse: Creating a Four-Season Passive Solar Greenhouse From the Ground Up

by Ted Keller, Peggy Hamill


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692373378
Publisher: Pale Green Jade Press
Publication date: 12/24/2016
Pages: 108
Sales rank: 1,001,631
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

When Peggy and Ted moved to the high desert of Taos New Mexico in 2009, they tried to have a vegetable garden, just as they had always had in Maine, where they had lived for 35 years. The effort was a disaster. The sun was too hot, the wind was too strong, there was never enough rain, and the soil was an alkaline mixture of rocks and clay. Any plants that survived all of this were eaten by gophers.

It soon occurred to them that all of these problems could be solved with a greenhouse. They searched books and the internet for greenhouse plans that would meet their needs, and were unable to find anything close. So, they decided to design their own.

Ted, an artist and university art professor by trade, loves to design and build buildings. While not an architect, he has a wonderful sense of space and style. He knows how to build. He has designed and built two homes, a cottage, two sheds, and now this greenhouse. Ted designed a 484 square foot passive-solar greenhouse, redwood framed, and sheathed with polycarbonate. In the summer of 2013, he built his design.

Peggy, now retired, worked as an RN all of her career, mostly in Home Health and Hospice. She has always loved all plants, and always raised organic fruits and vegetables to feed her family and friends. Once Ted finished building the greenhouse, she set to work learning the art of gardening year round in a greenhouse.

Ted's Greenhouse has astonished all who see it, both for its elegance and beauty, as well as its amazing capacity to grow plants all year long. Peggy and Ted were so surprised with the results of their greenhouse experiment that they decided to write this book to share the success of their venture with other builders and gardeners.

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