Tips to Strengthen A Quictent Greenhouse
Like it or not, we’re stepping into a season filled with hurricanes, storms, and winds. Bad weather makes life so hard, the same as our planting. Last week we addressed step-by-step assembly instruction for a Quictent greenhouse, we’ll dig into some useful tips on securing Quictent greenhouse this week.
Let’s get right to it.
“Well begun is half done.” Protection is always a better precaution you can take before applying to strengthen measures. Pick up a proper area to set up the greenhouse is the best way to fight against bad weather. You can either keep a greenhouse in a sheltered spot or screw it to a fence. A sheltered area might be a spot in the corner of the garden or somewhere behind a fixed building, they protect the greenhouse from blowing away. Some gardeners opt for using wind netting and installing a wooden fence around the greenhouse. However, keep in mind that sunlight is a factor not to be ignored – the spot you selected at least should be sunny so that it meets the lighting requirements for your plants inside.
Quictent greenhouse in a sheltered spot
For an assembled greenhouse, a rule of thumb is, regardless of the current weather, never forget to apply fixings bases and stakes. Except for mini greenhouses, we equip bases and stakes for all walk-in greenhouses. You should receive them contained in the shipping box. The first thing you should do after receiving the package is always to check & sort parts according to the instruction. You can refer to Quictent Greenhouse Instructions if the copy is not found. An overview for stakes and bases you should receive for each model is as below:
Bases and stakes are basic, you can do more to secure the frame from top to bottom.
- Adding rails on the top to reduce the pressure of the top. Most people would ignore to strengthen the top, where you can take some precautions to make the structure more durable. Add rails to support the curved roof is a good way to reduce pressure. Please be careful when choosing ropes for connection as it may cause safety issues when extra rails are down to the ground.
Add rails to the frame top
- Built some wooden supports for the greenhouse. It will help to keep a plastic greenhouse in place.
Prepare wooden slabs
- Frame out the greenhouse with wooden slabs. Dig trenches, add wooden posts for the bottom of the greenhouse frame, they are useful to weight down the bottom, making the structure more stable and much stronger. For easy access, you’d better frame out one door only. Of course, if it does not matter if you frame both doors.
Quictent greenhouse framed with wooden slabs
- Secure the cover. Most Quictent greenhouse covers are longer than a normal one. That is, you can easily add extra weights to keep it in the ground. Bricks, heavy stones, sandbags, they are easy to find and nearly cost no extra money.
Secure the Quictent greenhouse with extra weights
Secure the Quictent greenhouse with bricks
The above suggestions are tested to be effective. The customer @madmattsigler shared a video telling his greenhouse withstood 60mph sustained winds as a tornado flew over his area. What’s more, he also told that this was the second tornado fly-over that his polytunnel survived.