[Market-farming] winter damage to greenhouses?

Wiener, Benjamin L CPT NG NG FORSCOM benjamin.l.wiener at us.army.mil
Fri Oct 30 11:52:44 EDT 2009

For peace of mind you could take the plastic off and use it as a tarp "under" the frame to still protect the stored equipment.  snow won't collapse the frame, stuff stays drier than if left out. cheaper than renting storage.  just an option.  

Ben Wiener

----- Original Message -----
From: Erin Bullock <erin.dandelion at gmail.com>
Date: Friday, October 30, 2009 17:20
Subject: [Market-farming] winter damage to greenhouses?
To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org

> I have a 28'x48' gothic-roofed greenhouse in the Rochester, NY 
> area...  
> and this is its first winter.  I am planning on going away for a 
> few  
> months, and I remember some horror stories about greenhouse 
> collapses,  
> etc.  -- do you all recommend taking the plastic off (it's pretty 
> old  
> & needs to be replaced anyway) so there's no possibility of 
> collapse  
> under snow load?  I do have quite a bit stored in the greenhouse  
> currently (I have no barn)... so I was wondering, if the gothic 
> roof  
> did indeed shed snow pretty well, I might as well leave up the 
> plastic  
> & keep some tools, bins, etc. inside.  Any thoughts or experiences 
> to  
> share?  Thanks!
> Erin
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