Sunday, January 29, 2012

Big Greenhouse

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.


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