Today it’s suppose to reach 80 degrees. Holy cannoli’s people, do you know what a big deal that is up here in Washington state? It’s huge! So this morning I went outside and watered all the plants in the greenhouse really good, and while I was out there I snapped a few pictures to share as well.
If the weather stays in the 80’s, I’m going to have to either harvest all the lettuce we have growing in gutters or transplant it to some containers and stick it under our covered porch where it stays a good 10-15 degrees cooler in the summer. We’ll see. Maybe we’ll have a scorching hot summer this year and we’ll just be out of luck when it comes to fresh salad greens until fall. 🙁
And so are the tomatoes and cucumbers we’ve got planted in the stock tank.
Right now I think we have about 7 tomato plants growing in containers and in each one of them I have something different planted at the base of the tomato plant. I mean why waste good unused soil, right? I typically plant lettuce and basil beneath the tomato plants but this year I’d like to try something new. What do you grow alongside your tomato plants? Do you have any suggestions for me?
The herb garden alongside the greenhouse are doing really well right now and it won’t be to long before I’m dehydrating herbs and storing them for winter use.
Garlic chives, yum. Have you tried them? I think I might like them better than regular chives. 🙂
It’s amazing how quickly the garden starts to come alive with just a few days of warm weather. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to the warm summer weather.
Bring it on!
You can see more pictures of our greenhouse and the progress we are making, in my Growing Vegetables in a Greenhouse Series.
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