|Whiskers checking out the new greenhouse. You can also see part of the chicken coop in the background. The old clothes line, to the left has been converted to a grapevine line.|
My tiny greenhouse worked out so well that I invested in a larger $70 greenhouse. In the small one I planted lettuce, spinach and arugula. All of the plants have sprouted to some degree. I only have 4 sprouted spinach plants, but they were old seeds and spinach doesn’t all come up at the same time. It is amazing how well the greenhouse works. Someday, I might construct a more permanent structure.
The big greenhouse took a little over an hour for me to build. A strong wind could easily topple it, but the kit didn’t come with stakes, so I found some large tent stakes and used those to hold it down. Sometime this week I will plant some collard greens, swiss chard, radishes and more potatoes.